Earlier this week, NBA fans around the world were given something to think about regarding the future of Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors.
By all accounts, the multiple-time All-Star will be seeking an extension worth the max, and he is apparently prepared to do whatever it takes to secure the most money on his next deal.
As the doubters and haters scoff at Green's self-worth, his mother (Mary Barbers) took them all on by herself on Twitter, posting the following response to a debate about Draymond.
A lot of you are saying he shouldn't get MAX, but guys that hasn't won anything get BREAD based off potential!
The Dubs are already on the hook for the biggest payroll in the entire NBA, and that's not going to change anytime soon. If they end up offering Draymond the max as well, it would only put them further down into the luxury tax.
It's the reason why the Warriors plan on holding out their offer until the last possible moment.
"All indications, though, are that the Warriors have no plans to offer Green a maximum extension, and there isn’t any current traction on any type of extension," reported NBA insiders Anthony Slater and Marcus Thompson II. "The typical pattern of this Golden State front office is to extend with one year remaining. Even Stephen Curry waited until one year remained before signing his max extension last offseason. Green has two years remaining on the maximum extension he signed in 2019. While he could opt out a year earlier, the Warriors’ current preference is to talk extension with Green next summer."
Needless to say, the Warriors have a problem on their hands. Draymond wants the bag, and they are clearly unsure about what he's worth at this stage of his career.
If things go south, it could lead to an epic divorce between Dray and the team. For now, though, the front office has time to weigh the options and determine the best course of action.