Golden State’s off-season began at the same time as the playoffs ended. 

The Golden State Warriors lost 101-122 to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of the 2nd round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs held at the Los Angeles Arena on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time).

Golden State’s season, which challenged to win for two consecutive years, ended with Game 6 of the second round. He challenged the miraculous series reversal against the Lakers, but in the end he couldn’t cross the wall on the road.

As the season ends, rumors are pouring toward Golden State. What draws attention is whether franchise stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will be together for a long time. Golden State is known to still be willing to maintain the Curry-Thompson-Green system. 

Golden State has already promised to accompany Stephen Curry through the 2025-2026 season through a Super Max extension contract. However, the contract period with Thompson and Green, who opened the golden age of the team with Curry, is not as long as Curry. Thompson, who has two years left on his contract, can negotiate an extended contract with the team this summer, and Green is likely to qualify for free agency through an opt-out.

The more urgent of the two is the extension of Green, one of the potential free agents. First of all, Green has a strong will to extend Golden State’s companionship.

In an interview after Game 6, Green spoke positively about staying, saying, “I want to play for Golden State for the rest of my life. I want to continue playing on the court with my teammates who are on the same boat as me.”

Green, who is optimized for the Golden State system, is still a key player in the team despite his considerable age. Even in this playoff, his hot-tempered personality and dirty play were controversial, but the proportion of green in Golden State is quite large. If he breaks away, his power loss is hard to bear.

The thing is, if Green ever goes to market, he’s slated to get quite a bit of attention. Golden State is in a situation where the salary cap situation is not generous. If the difference in amount is large, there is a good chance that Green will choose a transfer.스포츠토토

‘The Athletic’ said, “Golden State will be discussing a new multi-year deal with Draymond Green this offseason. Green is expected to be interested in several playoff contenders once he goes to the transfer market. Green and Golden State go together. Everyone is interested in continuing,” he said.

Although they failed this season, Golden State believes that it is possible to try again with Curry-Thompson-Green. Can Golden State succeed in extending the contract with Green?

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