Draymond Green, in the news for the wrong reasons, could be traded by the Golden State Warriors unless he curbs his body boy image. In such a scenario, the Warriors would prefer to trade Green for either Anthony Davis or Karl-Anthony Towns, per sources.
The Warriors strongly believe that Green is a top-10 player in the league and shouldn’t be traded for anything less than another top-10 player and all-star caliber talent.
Earlier this week, ESPN analyst Stephen A Smith reported that the Warriors organization could turn on Green if the forward continued to make headlines for the wrong reasons. In recent months, Green has been suspended for a crucial NBA Finals game, arrested for alleged battery and assault and most recently embarrassed for posting a picture of his penis on social media.
“At the end of the day, any organization that believes you (Green) are compromising their money and bottom line because of image issues, ultimately will turn on you if you’re not careful,” said Smith, warning Green that the Warriors’ patience was being tested.
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The Pelicans signed Davis to a five-year extension last season, keeping the all-star big in New Orleans until the end of the 2020-21 season. While Davis’ talent is unquestionable, the former Kentucky Wild Cat has missed 35 games over the last two seasons due to various injuries.
Alvin Gentry, coach of the Pelicans, was assistant coach of the Warriors two seasons back when Golden State won its first NBA championship in five decades. At the time, there were reports that Gentry was the primary reason behind Green replacing David Lee as the starter, a decision that instantly made Golden State a championship contender.
Draymond Green signed a five-year, $82 million contract last summer which would keep him in the Bay Area until the end of the 2019-20 season. The trade is highly unlikely but if Green continues on this path, it’s hard to rule out anything.