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The Golden State Warriors anticipate Draymond Green will decline his $27,586,225 player option for the 2023-24 season to enter unrestricted free agency, per sources. This is part of the four-year, $99.67 million extension he signed with the team in 2019. The 11-year veteran could also opt out to sign a multi-year deal with the Dubs.

“The Warriors expect Draymond Green to opt out of the final year of his $26 million contract, I’m being told,” ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported via “NBA Today” on Friday. “But Joe Lacob, [Mike] Dunleavy, the Warriors are going to do everything in their power, if he does as expected, to bring him back.”

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Draymond Green has been vocal about remaining with the Warriors. Following Golden State’s series loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals, the four-time All-Star reiterated his desire to spend the rest of his career in the Bay Area.

“We’ll see what happens as far as my contract goes,” Green told reporters. “Obviously, I have an opt-out. Everybody knows about that. I know about that, I’m aware of that. But as I’ve told you guys for years, I want to be a Warrior for the rest of my life.

“I wanna ride out with the same dudes I rode in with. And I think we’ve put the work in to make that happen and here we are with our worst season as a whole since 2014 and yet, we had a chance to make another run. It’s never as bad as it seems, it’s never as good as it seems.”

Golden State Warriors expect Draymond Green to decline his $27.6 million player option for the 2023-24 season, opt out to return on a multi-year deal?

In 12 appearances of the 2023 NBA Playoffs, Green averaged 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.0 block, and 30.6 minutes per game. The eight-time All-Defensive member finished 46.2% shooting from the field and 72.7% at the foul line.

More importantly, the Warriors are 27-2 in their last 29 games that Green has scored at least 18 points. Golden State went 4-0 this past postseason when the forward recorded double figures. Although Green has logged only two 20-point games since Christmas 2019, both were posted during the 2023 playoffs.

In Golden State’s 121-106 win against the Lakers in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, the forward amassed 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 30 minutes of action.

The two-time All-NBA member also shot 7-of-11 (63.6%) from the floor and knocked down a 3-pointer. Draymond Green (61) joined LeBron James (135) on the list of active players with 60 or more playoff double-doubles.

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