“Players go do absolutely whatever you want, the loyalty is over” - NBA analyst believes Draymond Green can cite former NBA champion’s example in his contract talks

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have reportedly said they will not meet Draymond Green's request for a max extension. NBA analyst Evan Turner thinks Green should do whatever is best for him and not necessarily stay loyal to the franchise that drafted him.

Green joined the NBA in 2012 and has been a big part of the Warriors' dynasty, winning four championships in the last eight years.

He is now looking for a max extension and has reportedly said he will explore other options if his request is not met.

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There has been a debate in the NBA community about whether Green deserves a max contract.

On "Point Forward," former NBA players Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala discussed the topic. Turner believes Green should use Kyle Lowry's situation with the Toronto Raptors as an example.

After winning the 2019 title, Toronto offered Lowry a one-year, $30 million veteran max deal. The veteran point guard was also given a hero's welcome when he returned to Scotiabank Arena, with a lifesize statue erected in the city.

"Draymond can literally scream, 'Toronto gave Kyle Lowry whatever and they said this is what he deserved.' Remember Toronto said that. When you break it down ... if you let Draymond walk, Draymond's situation is gonna be what? Hey man, players, go do absolutely whatever you want. The loyalty is over.
"I see both sides. $40 million a year, I think he deserves it from the past. But, I just don't see a front office individual or today's NBA comprehend that."

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So far, there has been no update on how negotiations have proceeded. Nonetheless, losing Green will be a massive blow for the Warriors.


Draymond Green is enjoying his offseason with LeBron James

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors talks with injured LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers
Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors talks with injured LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers

Green recently joked about winning titles with LeBron James if the Warriors do not meet his demands. The two have built a strong friendship off the court and have been spotted together several times during the offseason.

In Toronto, Green was more than willing to stand behind the camera to take photos of James and a fan. The duo were also spotted dancing in a lounge in Toronto.

Draymond Green has often spoken highly of James and recently lauded the billionaire for taking the time to play in the Drew League.

As such, if the opportunity were to present itself, Green is unlikely to shy away from a move to LA.

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