Warriors’ Draymond Green declines $27.5M player option, enter unrestricted free agency

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green stands on the court during the second half of Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Sacramento Kings in San Francisco, Friday, April 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

Golden State Warriors veteran Draymond Green is declining his $27.5 million player option for the 2023-24 season and will enter unrestricted free agency, according to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

“We will continue to talk to Golden State and explore all options,” Green’s agent, Rich Paul said via ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 33-year-old has spent his entire 11-season career with the Warriors. While this move signifies the potential for that to change, the team is extending every effort to sign Green on a new deal, according to Wojnarowski and a report from ESPN’s Marc Spears on NBA Today.

The forward will be able to consider possibilities with his longtime team, a sign-and-trade or free agency.

This past season, Green averaged 8.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists over 73 games. He shot 52.7% from the field and 30.5 percent from 3.

This story will be updated.