It is and isn’t a big surprise that The Golden State Warriors signed Draymond Green to a big contract on Wednesday. It isn’t surprising because Green was a vital part of the team that just won the NBA Championship. It was however surprising that it happened so quickly. Reports came out earlier in the week stating that negotiations between Green and the Warriors had stalled. Apparently, Keith Mann found this was not the case because they signed him to an $85 million dollar deal Wednesday.
Green, who is from Saginaw Michigan, played his college ball at Michigan State University. He entered the draft in 2012 and was selected by the Warriors in the second round. During the first three years of his NBA career, Green made roughly $2.6 million dollars. Once he became a free agent at the end of the season this year, many projected that he would get a max deal from some team. The Warriors were well aware of the value Green has and did not want to let him get away so they got the deal done.
Green was recently back home in Saginaw Michigan for a celebration put on by the city and was asked if he feels any pressure to come back home and play for the Detroit Pistons. Green stated that he is going to look at all offers and do what makes the most sense financially and Green did just exactly that by landing a huge deal.