Draymond Green Re-Signs With Golden State: Can the Dynasty Get Back on Track?

Gabriel Santiago
Gabriel Santiago@gps_onthemic
Draymond Green Re-Signs With Golden State: Can the Dynasty Get Back on Track?

The Golden State Warriors are returning from a 2022-23 NBA season where they were eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Unsurprisingly, Golden State has officially re-signed forward Draymond Green to a four-year, $100 million deal.

The move comes a week after the Warriors' decision to trade for 12-time All-Star point guard Chris Paul in place of Jordan Poole. It will be interesting to see how Paul -- a longtime rival of Golden State -- meshes with Green and the rest of the established corps.

What's Next For Draymond?

As durable as Green has been through the years for the Warriors, he is the sort of player that misses time -- for one reason or another -- enough so that you can see his true value to his squad. Being that the show in the Bay Area still runs through two-time league MVP Stephen Curry, Green continually perpetuates the offense for Curry to thrive.

Considering Green's size (6-foot-7), basketball IQ and passing vision, sharpshooters like Curry and Klay Thompson have benefitted for the last decade. Green is still vital for what coach Steve Kerr is trying to carry out with this current version of the Warriors.

Because of his passing, rebounding, and defensive abilities, Green usually makes the game easier for those around him. In 2022-23, Green produced 7.2 rebounds per game along with 6.8 assists -- both of those figures are above his career averages.

Betting Odds Impact

Last Thursday, the Warriors yielded +1200 odds to win the 2023-24 NBA Championship. With respect to all the moves throughout the league in free agency over these initial days of July 2023, Golden State's title odds have lengthened to +1400 at FanDuel Sportsbook. Right now, that is the sixth-shortest number amongst the NBA and the third-shortest in the Western Conference.

Green is absolutely an integral cog of the Warriors dynasty that has returned four NBA Championships in the past nine seasons. He adds both physicality and morale, but Golden State seemingly has other issues to address throughout its roster. Finding a big man to help Kevon Looney down low should be at the top of the priority list.

Also of note, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year odds at FanDuel Sportsbook for the 2023-24 season have Green as the sixth-shortest option (+1400) to win the award -- something he accomplished back in 2017.

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