Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green has a player option for next season. That's led to speculation that Green could opt out, and potentially even leave the only NBA team he's ever known.
Green himself told Bleacher Report that he knows the day might come when he's no longer a Warrior. Asked if that's hard for him to say, Green said it isn't.
“No. Quite frankly, the writing is on the wall," Green said. "I understand the business. We tend to get into this mindset of someone owes us something because of what we’ve accomplished. You’d be an idiot to walk around feeling that way. I feel like you’re just setting yourself up for failure. You’re setting yourself up for heartbreak. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment. As opposed to saying, ‘No, let me learn this business.’"
Green went on to explain he'd love to stay with the Warriors. However, he understands they have luxury tax concerns and young players who will need to get paid soon too. He didn't say he'd leave Golden State, but that he knows the business and won't get blindsided if they part ways.