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Warriors Reportedly Keep Draymond Green with Five-Year, $85 Million Deal

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30), Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) celebrate after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Golden State won 91-86. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30), Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) celebrate after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

(CBS Sports) – The worst-kept secret in the NBA this season was that the Warriors were going to keep Draymond Green as a restricted free agent no matter what he was signed to. The team has committed to him wholeheartedly after he became the soul of the team, and was a Defensive Player of the Year candidate. There had been reports Wednesday that talks between the Warriors and Green had hit a snag and broken down.

Apparently not for long. From Yahoo Sports:

It’s an average of $17 million annually for a player who doesn’t handle the ball the majority of the time, isn’t a post presence, isn’t a shot-blocking rim protector, and overall is a streaky shooter.

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