We are almost halfway through the 2017-2018 NBA season and the best record belongs to the Golden State Warriors. While this doesn’t come as a surprise to most, the Warriors and their All-Star roster of players have continued their stellar play that led them to the 2017 NBA Championship. One of the player’s who is key to the team’s success is their starting power forward Draymond Green. At 6′ 7″ and 230 pounds, Green is a physical player who has recorded over 80 double doubles in his five and a half year career. A two time NBA All-Star, Draymond Green’s net worth tops out a t $17 million.
The 27 year old NBA star was born and raised in Michigan. He led his high school to back to back state championships before accepting a scholarship offer to play college basketball at Michigan State. While at Michigan State, Green developed into the team’s best player, averaging a double double in his senior season. The Golden State Warriors used the 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft to select Green as a member of their squad. His second round selection came with a three year deal valued at $2.65 million.
In his third season with the Warriors, Green emerged as a full time starter for the team. It was in this third season that he averaged nearly 12 points and seven rebounds per game helping lead Golden State to the 2015 NBA Championship. Recognizing his emerging talent, the Warriors and Green agreed upon a five year contract extension worth $82 million. It is this most recent contract that has allowed Draymond Green’s net worth to increase over the past two years.
From our analysis, Draymond is more than worthy of his large contract he signed back in 2015. Since signing the contract, Green has been named an All-Star in 2016 and 2017. In addition to this, he has also made the NBA All-Defensive First Team the past three seasons. Green is a two time NBA Champion who also is a gold medal recipient while he played in the 2016 Olympics representing the United States. Green is currently in year three of his five year extension with the Warriors. He is scheduled to make an additional $36 million over the final two years of his contract. This additional salary should have the potential of nearly doubling Draymond Green’s net worth. With the skyrocketing values on NBA contracts, if Draymond keeps up with his high level of play, he could be handsomely rewarded the next time a contract comes around.
From a personal perspective, Green is known to live a fairly modest life. He lives in an apartment outside of San Francisco and has donated more than $3 million to his alma mater. He is also the father of two kids, one boy and one girl.
James Hendrickson is an internet entrepreneur, blogging junky, hunter and personal finance geek. When he’s not lurking in coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, you’ll find him in the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors. James has a masters degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelors degree on Sociology from Earlham College. He loves individual stocks, bonds and precious metals.