|2012 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 35th overall by Golden State.|
|8th August, 2012||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed three year contract with Golden State, for $850,000 in the first season, $875,500 in the second season, and the final season at the minimum salary.|
|9th July, 2015||NBA||Re-signed by Golden State to a five year, $82 million contract.|
|2008 - 2012||Michigan State (NCAA)|
|July 2012 - present||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
June 29, 2018
SF/PF/C - 6’7, 230lbs - 28 years old - 6 years of experience
Perhaps the key to this dynastic Golden State Warriors team over the last few years was not so much the ridiculous outside shooting of Stephen Curry, the man who was the pioneer of the 35-footer in a way that will soon be poorly mimicked by the rest of the league. Instead, it may have been the decision to move Draymond Green, 6’7 forward who once had athleticism concerns (believe it or not), to the small ball centre position.
At the time quite pioneering, it still is not exactly completely mimicked around the league; that said, Green’s success at playing interior defence despite having perimeter player size has in large part opened up this new orthodoxy, whereby big men are required now to be more of a part of defending the perimeter, as well as blocking shots around the basket. He remains the ideal for this template, and impersonators are just that.
This time last year, we were wondering whether Draymond would be able to sustain his place within this Warriors dynasty, on account of his volatility on the court. Green is an emotional player, something that always seems to hang slightly in the balance. Nevertheless, if there is any significant amount of bad blood within the Warriors unit, they have put on a good face over it. Green, it seems, is the vocal leader on the court, and while it is baffling that he seems to need to antagonise the opposition quite as much as he does, at least he uses that to improve his play on both ends of the court.
As unique as Curry, if not more so, Draymond is the heart of the Warriors’ defence. It's not easy to transplant hearts.
Player Plan: Two years and $36,008,695 remaining. The cost of re-signing is at least two years down the road, and things might be very different by then.
June 29, 2017
SF/PF/C, 6’7, 230lbs, 27 years old, 5 years of experience
Three-point rate up, free throw rate down, three-point efficiency down, free throw efficiency up. Gave up some offensive and rebounding share, because of course he did, and countered with probably his best defen-sive season yet. The idea that he could sabotage a team with his intensity, or whatever you wish to call it, has not yet happened.
Player Plan: Three years remaining at circa. $52.4 million left on this deal. Should it ever need to be moved, it is very movable. But there is no need for it to be moved.
March 17, 2011