Draymond Green ‘not opposed’ to joining LeBron in future, Stephen A. Smith says

In the wake of a stunning bodily altercation involving Draymond Green and Jordan Poole at Warriors observe on Thursday, many have begun to speculate about Green’s long run with the workforce. 

In an look on “NBA Countdown” on Friday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith mentioned the incident involving Green and Poole and defined why the veteran ahead’s long run with the workforce isn’t as safe because it as soon as used to be. 

“I don’t think it’s shaky, but I don’t think it is as secure as it used to be, but it’s not because of incidents like this, these kinds of things happen …the shaky ground stems from this reality,” Smith mentioned. “Over the last four years, Draymond Green has averaged less than double digits in points and rebounds and he shot less than 30 percent from 3-point range. He’s 32, he’s going to be 33 years of age in March and the Golden State Warriors are loaded, so you know what this is about.”

Green is underneath contract with Golden State for this upcoming season and has a participant possibility for the 2023-24 season prior to turning into an unrestricted loose agent in the summer season of 2024. The 10-year NBA veteran used to be in quest of an extension with the Warriors over the summer season however there by no means used to be a lot traction and Green seems in a position to guess on himself this season. Smith believes that Green’s contract is enjoying a job in any shaky courting he would possibly have with the workforce.


“In the end what this comes down to is any kind of shaky ground he’s on is because he’s getting paid $25 million, he’s got a player option next year for $27 million,” Smith defined. “You’re the Golden State Warriors you realize he is on the lookout for big-time bucks for a long extension and you are going to ask your self ‘what’s he in a position to at age 34, 35, 36, and so forth.’ That’s how they are going to take a look at him and take a look at the team of workers.

“So what he’s gotta do, that feistiness he showed towards Jordan Poole, he has to show it towards the opposition and he has to up his play offensively to remind the Golden State Warriors of how valuable he can be. Because we already know what he is defensively.”

There were rumblings that Green would not be shy about leaving the Warriors in the close to long run and if he have been to achieve this, Smith believes the previous Defensive Player of the Year will have to hyperlink up with just right good friend and fellow Klutch Sports consumer LeBron James. 

“Opt out, take a two-year deal,” Smith added. “Go to the Lakers and join LeBron. He wouldn’t be averse to that. Trust me. Trust me.”

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Prior to the video of the incident involving Green and Poole leaking Friday morning, Warriors common supervisor Bob Myers mentioned that Green most likely is probably not suspended for any video games because the workforce’s interior investigation continues. 

Whether or no longer the Warriors hand down a stricter punishment stays to be noticed, but when they do, there is a likelihood it will have an effect on Green’s courting with the workforce. 

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