Draymond Green has been an integral part of the Golden State Warriors dynasty over the past four seasons.
However, the next few seasons could be very telling as to what the future holds for the franchise. Sharpshooting guard Klay Thompson is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2018-19 season and Kevin Durant can opt out of his contract. Green's contract is up in 2020, but the versatile forward recently said that he would "love" to spend his entire NBA career with the Warriors.
From ESPN's Sam Alipour:
What about you? You left $12 million on the table on your last deal.
I'm not sure how it plays out, but I think I'm in the best position out of everybody. Steph was up, now Klay and Kevin are up. That gives me the opportunity to see what everyone else does. And quite frankly, if I am the first to bounce, unless it's in 2020, it wouldn't be my decision. I can get traded. But I'm last. I should be the least of everyone's worries.
Do you want to retire as a Warrior?
I'd love to. When you look around the league today, how many guys have been with one team? Kobe, Dirk [Nowitzki], Duncan, Manu [Ginobili]. It don't happen like that anymore. That'd be amazing. But at the end of the day, it's a business. Let the cards fall how they may.
It sounds as though Green is certainly a realist when it comes to the business side of the NBA. The former Michigan State Spartan mentions that a lot of how long the dynasty lasts depends on what Durant and Thompson ends up doing this coming summer. It's been widely speculated that Durant could opt out and join a team like the Los Angeles Lakers or maybe even the New York Knicks.