Draymond Green potentially left millions on the table by signing a contract extension with the Warriors one summer before he was set to hit free agency.
For all the hoopla that surrounds Green's agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, it's clear that Paul knows what he's doing. More positive news keeps trickling out regarding Draymond's $100 million contract extension.
Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights reported Wednesday that Green's contract has nearly $50 million in "advanced payments." This means the three-time NBA champion will receive 25 percent of his annual salary on July 1, and another 25 percent on Oct. 1.
The remainder of his contract will be paid throughout the season.
Source: Draymond Green has nearly $50 million in "advance payments" in his nearly $100 million extension, which means he'll get 25% of his annual salary on July 1 of each league year, another 25% on October 1, and then the remainder paid out in installments throughout the season.— Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) August 7, 2019
Green reportedly received a player option in his extension, too. The former Defensive Player of the Year can opt out of his deal in 2023.
Neither Steph Curry nor Klay Thompson received player options or advanced payments in their long-term contracts with the Warriors. All three of them did get a trade kicker in their deal, with Green's reportedly coming in at 15 percent.
Though Green theoretically could have made more money next summer, his new contract with the Dubs sure looks like a good deal.