The Golden State Warriors have been very active in trades (they dealt guard Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks for center Andrew Bogut) and in free agency (they signed veteran swingman Andre Iguodala last summer) but one of the biggest reasons for their recent success has been their ability to build through the draft. They drafted both members of their back court, “The Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and have landed a few hidden gems like forward Draymond Green.
Steve Kyler believes Green is likely to land a “significant new contract.”
Green is a favorite among the Warriors front office so that bodes well for his future and given how well he plays with the group in the Bay Area, it is far more likely that Green gets a new deal from the Warriors this summer. As a second rounder Green is not eligible for a rookie scale extension, but he looks to be a restricted free agent this summer and he’s likely to land a significant new contract.
Green averaged 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 40.7% from the field, 33.3% from three and 66.7% from the charity stripe. In his rookie season, he went for just 2.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.5 steals per game while shooting 32.7% from the floor, 20.9% from beyond the arc and 81.8% from the free throw line so the Warriors are counting on his continued development.
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