NBA rumors: Draymond Green back to Golden State

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Bomani Jones: so the Warriors don't think anyone will offer Draymond the max? Cuz that seems to be the read from way over here. Jeff Zillgitt: Some NBA execs had been saying Green's highest-market value is with Warriors where he means more to that team.
Draymond Green is scheduled to meet with the Warriors at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday night when free agents can begin negotiating, and the two sides hope to agree to a contract that will keep him from going on the market, multiple sources told Bay Area News Group columnist Marcus Thompson II on Monday night. On the eve of NBA free agency, Green's agent expressed confidence in the Warriors, who have promised to re-sign the "heartbeat" of their championship team. "We have every reason to believe in management and Joe (Lacob) and his leadership and Bob Myers and all the people there that things will get worked out," agent B.J. Armstrong said. "And we will continue to go through the process.
Despite the expected interest from Golden State and Detroit, Green told Yahoo Sports he would do his due diligence with all suitors when free agency arrives Wednesday. The Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets are also expected to be among the teams interested in Green, a source said. The 2015 first all-NBA defensive team selection said he is open to face-to-face team visits with any serious free-agent opportunity, too.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers is prevented by NBA rules from discussing specifics of offseason negotiations with restricted free agent Draymond Green. But the NBA's executive of the year said the organization recognizes Green's value. "Tell the Warrior fans they shouldn't worry," Myers said Tuesday as the team held its shootaround session in preparation for Game 6 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers is prevented by NBA rules from discussing specifics of offseason negotiations with restricted free agent Draymond Green. But the NBA's executive of the year said the organization recognizes Green's value. "Tell the Warrior fans they shouldn't worry," Myers said Tuesday as the team held its shootaround session in preparation for Game 6 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
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Attempts to grow closer as a team are confronting a world in which proximity to teammates is both dangerous and prohibited. As a result, NBA players and staffs have been reduced to distant conversations through face masks, and a road life dominated by individual screens rather than collective camaraderie. “The reality is that you can’t do stuff like that anymore,” Haslem said. “Those opportunities don’t exist.” In Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner’s words: “It’s a bubble within a bubble.”
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STARTING AN AVERAGE day on the road, an NBA player must now wake up as early as 7:30 a.m. to be tested before a practice or shootaround, depending on the market. He then returns to his room to catch another hour or so of sleep, or to busy himself with a video game, an episode of a series or maybe a FaceTime session with family back home. A couple of hours later, he reports downstairs to board the team bus. The wait in the lobby is traditionally a time when players schmooze and hang out, but with everyone at least 6 feet apart and masked, the vibe has taken on an edgy quality.
Pre-practice strategy sessions at the hotel can no longer last more than 10 minutes. Shootaround or practice offer some normalcy, but breakfast back at the hotel in a ballroom, typically a communal ritual where players and staff yuck it up at tables for eight, now operates as a grab-and-go. Want some fresh air? Forget about taking a walk outside, even though the CDC and other leading medical institutions regard outdoor activities with the appropriate precautions as low risk.
This season, that ground rarely extends much past the door to a hotel room. The Spurs’ custom on the plane has been effectively prohibited. Under the new guidelines, players must sit next to the same guys they sit next to on the bench during games. On an off night, it’s dinners for one in the room — a far cry from the jovial dining out experience in a road city. “I think that’s hard — having options taken away,” Holiday said. “You might go to your favorite city, and have a favorite food spot that people might not know about. And that’s something that you can bring to the table, something you share, and [this season] you can’t really share that.”
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