Draymond Green Re-Signs With The Golden State Warriors For Five Years, $85 Million

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.

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

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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