2. Draymond Green
Green has a $27.5 million player option for next season, so the ball is in his court. Does he run it back with the Dubs for another shot at a championship with the only NBA team that he has ever played for or is an opt-out coming? The 33-year-old forward could look to lock in long-term before his play begins to decline.
The Warriors are facing a difficult offseason. They have over $236 million in committed salaries already and Golden State has to trim their payroll at some point. Next season’s team will cost nearly $500 million when factoring in luxury tax penalties. Who stays and who goes will be a massive question mark.
Draymond Green won his second Olympic gold medal in 2020 playing next to Kevin Durant on Team USA. The duo also spent three years together in Golden State, and their verbal altercation was a factor in KD leaving for Brooklyn in 2019.
Durant won both his rings playing alongside Green. Yes, the two have feuded, but they cleared the air and a reunion is not out of the question. New Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia played college basketball at Michigan State, which is Draymond’s alma mater.