Draymond Green Feb 6, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green (23) warms up before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Day 1 of NBA Free Agency kicked off on Friday night, and a number of significant moves have already been made. Perhaps none bigger than a contract extension between the Golden State Warriors and star forward Draymond Green.

Green has been an integral part of the Warriors dynasty, playing for the organization for the entirety of his 11-year NBA career. There were rumors that he might seek other opportunities in free agency if Golden State was unwilling to pay him what he feels that he deserves.

Instead, it looks like the band will be staying together for the foreseeable future in Golden State. ESPN’s Marc Spears broke the news that Green will be returning on a four-year, $100 million extension that will keep him with the Warriors through the 2026-27 season as long as he decides to accept a player option in his final year of the deal.

Considering Green’s importance to four NBA Championship runs in Golden State, many fans took to social media to voice their happiness about the move.

The move certainly helps the Warriors as a team for now. However, they are quickly starting to have a cap problem that may rear its ugly head in the future, with a number of aging stars like Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and now Draymond Green on huge contracts.

This move likely indicates that new Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr. still believes that this Warriors team can compete for a title next season, and wants to keep the whole Warriors core to do so.

[Marc Spears on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.