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Draymond Green Trade: 5 best potential destinations for Warriors forward if he quits the Dubs

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We might see a Draymond Green trade later this season. (Image via Getty Images)

Draymond Green might be traded very soon. While the Golden State Warriors have been playing amazing basketball lately, winning three games in a row, their long-term future is quite uncertain.

Green is a big piece of the team, and his versatility helped the Dubs win four championships. However, the forward has a player option on his contract after this season and will most likely reject it.

Like his teammates, the defensive specialist wants to get paid. If he opts into his contract, he will receive $27.6 million next season. However, he's made it clear that he wants more money, which is why the Warriors may look to trade him.

This article will reveal five potential destinations for Draymond Green if he decides to leave the team.


Draymond Green to LA Lakers

The LA Lakers (7-12) need all the help they can get. While they've been playing well lately, they are far from being contenders. However, Green could do big things in the City of Angels.

Draymond would be a great addition to the Lakers. (Image via Getty Images)
Draymond would be a great addition to the Lakers. (Image via Getty Images)

With LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Green, the Lakers could be one of the NBA's best lockdown teams. Even though James is known for cruising in the regular season, he can play fantastic defense in the playoffs.

However, almost every possible trade scenario would have to involve Russell Westbrook, which is not something the Warriors may be interested in.


Brooklyn Nets could be serious contenders with Green

The Brooklyn Nets (11-11) are one of the NBA's most inconsistent teams. However, they've also been playing well lately as Kevin Durant has been carrying them with his amazing performances.

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Durant and Green won back-to-back titles together. (Image via Getty Images)
Durant and Green won back-to-back titles together. (Image via Getty Images)

Durant has already played with Green, and the two won back-to-back championships together. If the Warriors trade Draymond Green before the trade deadline, the Nets could become a serious contender with him.

Possible trade: Draymond Green for Joe Harris, Royce O'Neale


Dallas Mavericks need improvement as well

The Dallas Mavericks (9-10) are one of the league's most entertaining teams, but they rely too much on Luka Doncic and need another star to help him out.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors

While Draymond Green isn't as amazing on offense as Luka, he'd help the Mavs with his incredible defense. Furthermore, the four-time NBA champion is one of the best ball distributors in the league, so he'd drastically help Dallas.

Possible trade: Draymond Green for Davis Bertans, Reggie Bullock


Cleveland Cavaliers and Green could work out

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been fantastic so far. With a 13-8 record, the Cavs are in the third spot in the East and could have a deep playoff run. However, they don't have many veteran players with a lot of championship experience.

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Green would boost the Cavs' chances of winning a title. (Image via Getty Images)
Green would boost the Cavs' chances of winning a title. (Image via Getty Images)

Besides his amazing on-court skills, the former Defensive Player of the Year would be a great leader for the Cavaliers. Considering that he's been to the NBA Finals six times and that he's won it all four times, he has what it takes to take Cleveland to another level.

Possible trade: Draymond Green for Caris LeVert, Isaac Okoro


Green would turn Miami Heat into contender

The Miami Heat (10-11) have played fantastic basketball in the past few years. They nearly made the NBA Finals last season, just two years after advancing all the way to the end of the NBA bubble.

However, they might need another star player to have a deep playoff run this season.

Draymond would be perfect for the Miami Heat (Image via Getty Images)
Draymond would be perfect for the Miami Heat (Image via Getty Images)

Trading for Green seems like a no-brainer for the Heat. A trio of Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and Green would lock down any player. Additionally, the Warriors would get a couple of young players they could develop.

Possible trade: Draymond Green for Duncan Robinson, Nikola Jovic, Omer Yurtseven

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