Draymond Green, the NBA champion and long-time member of the Golden State Warriors, responded to his doubters with a resounding message of triumph. After declining his $27.6 million player option for the 2023-24 season and becoming a free agent, Green silenced any speculation about his future by agreeing to a new contract with the Warriors.
Insider reports from Marc Stein and Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium confirmed the blockbuster deal on Friday. Green’s decision to remain with the Warriors showcases his commitment to the team and his determination to continue contributing to their success on the court.
Draymond Green hits back at doubters
Despite dealing with many detractors and skeptics throughout the course of his career, Draymond Green is now enjoying the victory. Green used the chance to remind his detractors of his accomplishments after obtaining four NBA championship rings and agreeing to a new long-term contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Green sent a message from his buddy and NBA agent Ron Shade on his Instagram Story, congratulating him on his accomplishments and lamenting the way his detractors had undervalued him from the beginning. Shade remembered how they believed Green would only play in the league for three years at most. This prediction has since been disproven, as seen by Green’s lucrative $100 million contract and his overall influence on the game.
Where are the Draymond Green haters? Dray has a message for y'all 😅 pic.twitter.com/9oKZ0mJFKT
— Kit Guinhawa (@BeatKit22) July 2, 2023
Green responded to Shade’s message, saying, “I don’t think they’re still talking, bro.” This exchange highlights Green’s triumph over the skepticism he faced early in his career.
While some may be skeptical of the Warriors’ decision to spend so much money on Green at this point in his career, his track record of championship success and defensive brilliance prove his worth to the club. Green has already shown himself, and he now hopes to silence his critics through his play on the court and the team’s overall success.
Green signed a 4 year, $100M contract with the Warriors
The Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green have formally agreed to a new multi-year contract, preserving the Big Three of the group. As soon as free agency started on Friday, Green reportedly agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract, according to Shams Charania. This supports prior rumors that the experienced forward will rejoin the squad.
Green will have flexibility in the latter phases of the agreement thanks to the player option for the fourth and final year of the contract. With this pact, Green reaffirms his dedication to the Warriors and the success of the club as a whole. The Warriors hope to keep their championship hopes alive and expand on their solid foundation, so the deal is a key step in that direction.