Despite the drama surrounding Draymond Green last season, the Golden State Warriors still consider him indispensable.

Green has reportedly signed a new four-year contract worth $100 million after opting out of the final year of his previous contract.

Originally slated to receive $27.6 million in the final year, it comes as no surprise that Green is staying with the Warriors.

The Warriors drafted Green in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. He has since become a four-time All-Star and eight-time all-defensive first-team selection, playing alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and briefly, Kevin Durant.

Draymond Green vs the Rockets

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center March 20, 2023, in Houston. (Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)

In the 2022-23 season, Green came under scrutiny when he punched teammate Jordan Poole in the face during a practice session. Green acknowledges that this incident contributed to their early exit from the NBA playoffs.

“I definitely think so, because ultimately, I still believe that it would have been difficult for anyone to beat us,” Green said in an interview with ESPN. “I’m not belittling the Los Angeles Lakers; they’re such a good team, competing at a high level.”

Green admits that there were “five months of … slippage” in the locker room following the incident, and he believes that the Warriors would have made it to the Western Conference finals had he not punched Poole, who has since been traded.