As it always is, the NBA offseason is starting to get a bit crazy. For the Dallas Mavericks, we have officially moved away from the LeBron James talk to focus on the 2023 NBA Draft that is just around the corner on Thursday. However, some of the latest news in the NBA world may make it hard to focus on that task.
On Monday, June 19, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Draymond Green, a four-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, has decided to decline his $27.5 million player option for the 2023-2024 NBA season, and he will enter unrestricted free agency, which opens on June 30.
The news is distracting because, well, no one saw this coming.
The Dallas Mavericks need to avoid signing Draymond Green
Green has been a crucial part of the Warriors dynasty, and he is turning down a lot of money to either seek more or find a new place to call home. All of that is fine. Players do that often. However, Green seems like a guy who would want to spend his entire career in one place, especially the place he has already called home for 11 years.
This news has spurred a lot of conversation about where he will go. The idea of a Klutch Sports team on the Los Angeles Lakers has been thrown out there for a few reasons. People know that Green has a close relationship with James, and we know the Lakers are willing to spend money in the offseason. I mean, they do want Kyrie Irving.
There are also some people who wouldn't mind seeing Green on the Dallas Mavericks. But that is the opposite of what Dallas needs. They should stay as far away from Green as possible.