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NBA rumors: Warriors' Draymond Green gets opt-out in contract extension

NBA rumors: Warriors' Draymond Green gets opt-out in contract extension

Draymond Green already has made plenty of history on the court. He's a three-time NBA champion, three-time All-Star and the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year. 

That's just the start to a long list of accolades for the former second-round draft pick.

The Warriors' star forward now has made history off the court as well. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday morning that Green becomes the first Warriors' star in their current dynasty to receive an opt-out in a long-term contract. 

Draymond also will receive a 15 percent trade kicker included in the deal, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported.

Green reportedly can opt out of his four-year, $100 million contract extension after the 2022-23 season. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson never received an opt-out option in their contracts. 

Curry will become a free agent after the 2021-22 season, while Thompson is under contract through the 2023-24 season. 

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Green possibly left plenty of money on the table when he signed his extension one year before becoming an unrestricted free agent. But by having an opt-out option, he could have another chance at a big payday.

Ex-Warriors big Omari Spellman dominating for T-Wolves' G League team

Ex-Warriors big Omari Spellman dominating for T-Wolves' G League team

On Feb. 6, the Warriors traded Omari Spellman to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The T-Wolves have had five games since, yet the big man hasn't suited up for any of them.

Why not? Because for some reason, he's been assigned to the Iowa Wolves in the G League.

Oddly enough, Spellman played in Santa Cruz against the Sea Dubs on Feb. 12, recording 15 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 28 minutes off the bench.

He started against the Salt Lake City Stars a week later, registering 20 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

And on Sunday against the South Bay Lakers, Spellman dominated to the tune of 32 points (11-for-20 overall, 6-for-11 3s), nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks.

The 22-year-old simply is too good for the G League, and he should be with Minnesota 100 percent of the time.

[RELATED: Spellman sends farewell message to Warriors fans on IG]

It's safe to assume something happened behind the scenes that hasn't been brought to light yet. We will update you should that information become available.

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Michael Jordan's meme joke at Kobe Bryant tribute makes Steph Curry laugh

Michael Jordan's meme joke at Kobe Bryant tribute makes Steph Curry laugh

Michael Jordan spoke at Kobe Bryant's memorial Monday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

And while it was an incredibly sad day, the six-time NBA champion did provide the world -- including Warriors superstar Steph Curry -- with a moment of levity during his speech.

The original "Crying Jordan" meme -- derived from a photo taken during the five-time NBA MVP's 2009 Hall of Fame induction -- hit the mainstream in 2015, and stuck around for several years.

"I told my wife I wasn't going to do this because I didn't want to see that for the next three or four years," Jordan said.

[RELATED: Why a certain compliment is Steph's favorite memory of Kobe]

RIP Kobe.

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