The Golden State Warriors took care of business and secured the services of Draymond Green on the first day of free agency, with Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears initially breaking the news that both parties agreed to a deal, and Grantland's Zach Lowe later reporting that both parties agreed to a 5 year, $82 million contract with no options. Piston fans were hopeful that Green would consider leaving the Championship-winning Warriors for his homestate team, and that the Warriors wouldn't match an offersheet, especially with news that Green had broken off talks with Golden State.
Unfortunately for Motown, Draymond opted to stay in the Western Conference, and his name was added to the list of free agent targets that have slipped out of Detroit's grasp so far this offseason. The Michigan State product joins San Antonio's Danny Green, the Raptors' DeMarre Carroll and the Bucks' Khris Middleton as the team's latest free agent casualties.
Draymond Green averaged 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks for Golden State during the regular season, and upped his production to 13.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks during the Playoffs.
With Draymond's signing, the Warriors have secured the franchise's core group of players for the next few years, and have done so at a relative discount.
With Green's reported signing Steph Curry becomes 6th-highest paid GS player (Thompson, Lee, Bogut, Iguodala, Green) https://t.co/aM2EHY3qw1— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2015