That is because he is demanding a max contract from the Warriors for the next few years.
Green would garner more than $160 over five years for such a deal, which is obviously a lot of cash – and time – for the team to invest in the aging forward.
Some people immediately said that Green isn’t worth anything near that amount.
But is that correct?
Draymond Green has a deep resume:
2x Gold Medalist
4x NBA Champion
And a podcast host. pic.twitter.com/Z1czEOVkCe
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 27, 2022
StatMuse states that Green has a very complex and impressive resume.
He has an average of 9, 7, and 5.
Additionally, he is a four-time All-Star, two-time All-NBA, and seven-time All-Defense.
He is also the Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Gold medalist, and, of course, four-time NBA champion.
Does that mean he’s worth his steep asking price?
Draymond Deserving It?
It is very true that Green has had quite an impressive career.
Yet, it is also very true that he sometimes plays like a shell of his former self lately.
It’s been more than five seasons since Green hit his career highs.
Since then, he has been dwindling down and doing a lot less on the floor.
But make no mistake: he is still a very important part of the team.
Beyond his points and rebounds and assists, Green is becoming a player-coach, someone who can inspire the young guys on the squad and really give the team some personality, drive, and serious attitude.
In fact, sometimes he goes overboard with all of that.
Still, Green is a vital part of the team and has been a crucial aspect of its legacy.
But that doesn’t mean he is going to get the money he wants.