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

Draymond Green is headed for free agency, but whether or not he remains with the Golden State Warriors remains to be seen.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday the Warriors star has declined his player option for the 2023-24 season and will become an unrestricted free agent. That option was worth $27.5 million.

Green’s agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN, “We will continue to talk to Golden State and explore all options.”


Green, 33, has spent his entire 11 season NBA career with the Warriors, playing a key role in four NBA Championships. He averaged 8.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game last season.

While Green could still sign a new deal with the Warriors, this decision gives him more options. He could certainly be a nice complementary piece to a team that is a player or two away from a title run.

After Green’s decision came out, fans immediately rushed to put him in a new uniform with just about every NBA contender.

[Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN]

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