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Warriors’ Draymond Green Discusses Future with Team

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As the Golden State Warriors prepare for the 2018-2019 season and a defense of their NBA Championship, again, they are also on the clock when it comes to new deals for Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, a big challenge for the cap strapped Warriors.

Additionally, former Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green will also need a new deal from the team, but the veteran forward believes he is in the best position when determining his future with Golden State.

“I’m not sure how it plays out, but I think I’m in the best position out of everybody,” Green said, during an interview with ESPN’s Sam Alipour. “Steph was up, now Klay and Kevin are up. That gives me the opportunity to see what everyone else does. And quite frankly, if I am the first to bounce, unless it’s in 2020, it wouldn’t be my decision. I can get traded. But I’m last. I should be the least of everyone’s worries.”

Green wants to stay with the Warriors for the long-term, and has expressed a willingness to put the team first in the past.

“I’d love to [stay],” Green continued. “When you look around the league today, how many guys have been with one team? Kobe, Dirk [Nowitzki], Duncan, Manu [Ginobili]. It don’t happen like that anymore. That’d be amazing. But at the end of the day, it’s a business. Let the cards fall how they may.”

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Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins Discusses Recovery from Achilles Injury

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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is discussing the difficulat road to recovery he has faced as he has battled back from the Achilles injury he suffered late last season while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.

“It’s really tested me as a person, as a man, as an athlete” Cousins said, according to Logan Murdock The Mercury News. I’ve had a lot of dark days, a lot of good days. I’ve questioned myself a lot but I’ve found a way to overcome all those bad feelings so I see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Cousins is currently practicing with the team and is inching closer to a return to the court, where he will make his official debut with Golden State.

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Warriors’ Damian Jones Undergoes Pectoral Surgery

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Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones has 
undergone surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, an injury he suffered last weekend, according to an official team announcement.

Per the announcement, Jones will be out indefinitely, and if he does end up missing the rest of the season Golden State could apply for a disabled player exception although it wouldn’t be a financial rewarding route.

Jones has chipped in 5.4 ppg and 3.1 rpg for the Warriors this season.

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Warriors Expected to Pick Up Damian Jones’ Option

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The Golden State Warriors are expected to pick up the fourth-year team option on center Damian Jones prior to Wednesday’s deadline to make the move, according to Bay Area News Group’s Mark Medina.

By executing the move, Golden State would add $2,305,057 in guaranteed money to the books for 2019-2020, and will increase the projected tax bill, boosting them well over the luxury tax threshold if the team brings back superstars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, who are both pending free agents.

Jones has performed well during his time on the court this season, averaging 6.0 PPG, 2.4 RPG, and 1.4 BPG in 8 games, all starts.

 

 

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