As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Golden State Warriors are fresh off their first NBA Finals victory in 40 years after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, and on the first day of NBA free agency, have retained their top target. Draymond Green has officially announced that he will be staying in the city by the bay on a five-year, $85 million deal.
First reported by Bleacher Report, here’s Green in his own words.
“Proud to say that I’ll be a Warrior for at least the next five years. It’s been a long journey to get to this point. Always trying to overcome the odds, overcome doubters.”
“To be in this position, signing back longterm with the Warriors is amazing. It’s an organization that I love, it’s great being a part of, best fans in the NBA, first class organization.”
According to ESPN, Green put up career highs in all the major offensive categories during the 2014-15 regular season. Through 79 games started, Draymond recorded 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.6 steals, and shot 44.3 percent from the field. He also finished runner-up in Defensive Player of the Year voting.
Here are some immediate reactions from Twitter.
Nobody can convince me draymond green is worth 85 million.
— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@tizzgolive) July 2, 2015
Draymond green contract is more than Kd and Westbrook current contract.. That’s how u know sumthin wrong
— n8 (@waldorfsfinest) July 2, 2015
— RealGM (@RealGM) July 2, 2015
Time to invest in my Draymond green jersey with my second or third paycheck pic.twitter.com/kiHrUu3v2h
— 5’6 Jibmond Green (@dannysayswoof) July 2, 2015
Warriors added a breath mint clause to Draymond Green’s contract.
— JerseyChaser (@jerseychaser) July 2, 2015
Draymond Green is the best pic.twitter.com/KXYfg0zZF8
— Carmen Kiew (@carmenkiew) July 2, 2015
The Warriors started at $70M, talks stalled at $75M, In the end, Draymond Green gets $85M valhttp://bayareane.ws/1T7Y8jj
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) July 2, 2015
Many recruits interested in MSU have taken notice of Draymond Green’s success in the NBA. Now they can take a look at Draymond’s paycheck.
— Spartan Designs (@sparty_designs) July 2, 2015
so draymond green is gunna make more than curry next year? lol or am I trippin? hes a great player but I feel like they definitely over paid
— ROSS (@WuWu_Connor) July 2, 2015
Draymond Green’s contract is bad.. But not as bad as Eddy Curry’s was in 2005 (6 yr, $56m). pic.twitter.com/EMLTnB9Rsb
— Bball Perspective (@BballPerspectiv) July 2, 2015
Congrats to Day Day! RT @StatisticsNBA: Draymond Green has agreed to a 5 year, $85M deal with the Warriors.
— Adam Ruff (@AdamMRuff) July 2, 2015
Green is a former second round pick of the Warriors – meaning initially, he didn’t have a guaranteed contract – so it goes to show that hard work pays off.
What do you make of Draymond’s deal? Is he worth the investment?
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