Draymond Green's next contract was an important subplot of last week's decision by the Golden State Warriors to suspend Green for a game after his angry confrontation with teammate Kevin Durant on the bench and then after a loss to the LA Clippers.
While Durant's impending free agency was an obvious factor, Green too is heading toward the end of the five-year, $82 million deal he signed in the summer of 2015. An ESPN report by Chris Haynes in June indicated that after Green took less than the maximum possible then, he doesn't plan to offer a discount this time around. At the same time, the Warriors might be reluctant to offer a much larger max contract to the undersized Green, who will be 30 by the time he hits the market again.
How can we expect Green to age? Will he be worth the max on his next deal? Let's take a look.