Warriors Pausing Contract Talks With Draymond Green

While the Golden State Warriors can match any contract offer power forward Draymond Green gets in NBA free agency this Summer, the team was unable to get a deal done first-hand according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports as Green will now have the freedom to meet with other NBA teams.

Also from Spears:

The Warriors met with Green and agent B.J. Armstrong in Los Angeles after 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday when NBA free agents could first begin negotiating with teams, a source told Yahoo Sports. The Warriors were given the first opportunity to reach a contract agreement before Green considered talking with other teams. But with the breakdown in talks, Green is now open to meeting with other franchises immediately, the source said.

The Warriors can still match any offer sheet Green signs because he is a restricted free agent.
Green enjoyed a breakout season in his first year as a starter with the Warriors averaging 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game in 79 regular season games for the Warriors. Green also finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting.