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After receiving a technical foul in the Warriors' season opener on Tuesday night, Draymond Green is on pace for 82 this season.

That would break Rasheed Wallace's league-record 41 set in the 2000-2001 campaign.

"I definitely got my money's worth on that one," Green explained on KNBR 680-AM Wednesday night. "I think a lot of my techs in the NBA, I haven't got my money's worth. I got my money's worth on that one. So that one was pretty cool to me ... I won't appeal that one."

When Green says "money's worth," he means it quite literally.

Per NBA rules, a player is fined $2,000 for the first five technicals he receives in a given season.

Technical fouls 6-10 increase to $3,000 each, 11-15 are $4,000 each (and a warning letter is sent after the 12th), and on the 16th T, the violator is fined $5,000 and suspended one game.

A 17th would simply be a $5,000 fine. An 18th would result in another $5,000 fine and a one-game suspension (same rule applies to 20, 22, 24, etc.) 

Last regular season season, Draymond was hit with 12 technicals. But two -- Dec. 14 at New Orleans and Feb. 27 at Toronto -- were rescinded after a review process by the league.

Total amount fined: $25,000.

His salary in 2014-15: $915,243.

He also received three Ts in the playoffs -- $2,000 each -- bringing the total to $31,000.

After signing a 5-year, $82 million extension this offseason, did Draymond put money aside for the 2015-16 season, anticipating future technicals?

 

"Definitely," he said. "The mark of a good financial team is knowing ... you really have to know who you're dealing with. And you know, there's a little bit of money set aside in the budget for technical fouls (laughter) ... part of planning."

How much?

"Couple hundred bucks (laughs). Just a couple hundred bucks. Nothing too extravagent."

When it was brought to Draymond's attention that his technical on Tuesday night was the 20th of his career (regular season), he was pleasantly surprised.

"Really? Oh that's pretty good, man. I thought I had more than that. That ain't as bad as I thought."