Draymond Green Rumors

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Draymond Green
Draymond Green
Position: F
Born: 03/04/90
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $17,469,565
When did you first start thinking about what you’d do when you stopped playing? When did you start really taking this seriously? R.J.: In Golden State, I think my 12th year in the league, I started thinking about it. Once you get to double digits, you kind of start looking around. I was the oldest guy on that team and that was Year 12. And I had a really bad back that year, didn’t play much, but I found joy in mentoring the young core: Steph [Curry] and Klay [Thompson] and Draymond [Green] and Harrison [Barnes] and Kent Bazemore. I found joy in it.
What gives you the confidence that KD and Draymond will be able to move forward together? Stephen Curry: They have a lot of equity built in their relationship. They’ve won championships together. They’ve brought out the best in each other. Obviously, I don’t think they’ve had an incident to this level, but you don’t have the experiences we’ve had and go through the journey we’ve been on and let it be derailed by something like that. Obviously, from a personal standpoint, there are some things that need to work through. That’s like any relationship in life. But at the end of the day, they both understand that neither one of them is going to be the reason we don’t win a championship this year.
But isn’t it a risky move to suspend one of the players involved, and not both? Isn’t that choosing sides? “It never even occurred to us. That’s not the point,” said Lacob. “The point is, whether it would be any employee, they’d have to act certain ways to be our employee. Draymond knows that he went beyond — won’t say what he did, or what he said, or anything like that — he went beyond what we felt appropriate, so it didn’t matter who it was. “And he understands that, by the way. I’ve been texting with him, and he totally gets it. I do have a great relationship with him, and I still do.”