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February 20, 2015 Updates

Not surprisingly, Green showed little interest in sharing his thoughts on his impending free agency. “I have an agent who gets a percentage of what I sign for, so you can call and ask him about it,” he said. “My focus is this team.” Asked about the process, Green replied, “I don’t know much about restricted free agency. If you sign an offer sheet, then the Warriors can match it in 72 hours. That’s about all I know. … And we’ve got the Spurs coming in here.” San Francisco Chronicle

February 19, 2015 Updates

But Green said his focus for now is on the Warriors' season. "I'm in a position right now where we're 42-9," he said. "I'm on a great team, a great coaching staff, a great organization. Like I've said all along, I'll be doing myself a disservice to not enjoy what's going on right now. This is a special group that I'm playing with. I think we can make special things happen this year. "So for me to sit and worry, 'Oh, can I sign with the Pistons? Or can I do this or do that?' I'd be living wrong. I'd be not enjoying what there is to enjoy." San Jose Mercury-News

February 18, 2015 Updates

He is aware that, when he plays for other teams over the course of the year, they’re not just looking at him as an opponent but as a potential future employee. He is aware that his first NBA contract—three years, $2.5 million—will be dwarfed by his next contract. “I know I am a free agent,” Green told Sporting News. “Everyone knows it. But I can honestly say I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it.” Sporting News

At the same time, the Warriors are determined not to let their second-round find get away. According to sources, the team had been expecting the price tag for Green to start in the $8-9 million range. But because there is a surplus of cap space, an impending boost coming from the NBA’s new TV deal and the stock rise that has come with Green’s improved output, the Warriors are resigned to the fact that Green will get a bigger offer, and that the team might have to go over the luxury tax for a year to keep Green. Team owner Joe Lacob has long said he’d be willing to pay the tax—if the team is winning. The length of the Warriors’ playoff run this spring, then, could have a significant impact on how high Golden State is willing to go to keep Green. Sporting News

February 17, 2015 Updates
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After leading Golden State to the team’s 40th victory against New York on Saturday, Green discussed his breakout season and upcoming free agency with SheridanHoops. “I worried about that (contract) in the preseason and then I said I’m going to put that behind me no matter if I’m going to sit and worry about playing good for a contract year or not,” Green told SheridanHoops. “It’s still not going to happen until July 1, so why worry about it? It’s a great team, a fun team to be around and a fun team to play with. I wouldn’t be doing myself any justice worrying about what’s going to happen then. [I’m] focusing on this season, trying to win an NBA championship. Obviously playing well in a contract year is always great, but that’s not my focus at all.” SheridanHoops

February 10, 2015 Updates

After leading Golden State to the team’s 40th victory against New York on Saturday, Green discussed his breakout season and upcoming free agency with SheridanHoops. “I worried about that (contract) in the preseason and then I said I’m going to put that behind me no matter if I’m going to sit and worry about playing good for a contract year or not,” Green told SheridanHoops. “It’s still not going to happen until July 1, so why worry about it? It’s a great team, a fun team to be around and a fun team to play with. I wouldn’t be doing myself any justice worrying about what’s going to happen then. [I’m] focusing on this season, trying to win an NBA championship. Obviously playing well in a contract year is always great, but that’s not my focus at all.” SheridanHoops

February 9, 2015 Updates
February 8, 2015 Updates

For the Warriors, positions mean so little on defense because they've built a roster comprised of guys the same size. The players and coaches call it "versatility," a common set of qualities that allows the team to constantly switch on and off the ball. With Iguodala, Livingston, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Justin Holiday, Golden State has a half-dozen long, defensively talented players who stand between 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-8. That height range is perfect for navigating between marking little guys and grappling with big men. For example, Green typically guards power forwards, but he can stop Chris Paul in a pinch. ESPN.com

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