Warriors Notes: Green, Casspi, McKinnie

Draymond Green is eager to win the Defensive Player of the Year award and with good reason — he would be eligible for a super max extension, Nick Friedell of ESPN relays. Citing fellow ESPN contributor Bobby Marks, Friedell notes that Green could receive a five-year, $235MM extension that would start in 2020 if he captured the prize, though Golden State could only sign one more player to a Designated Veteran Contract because Stephen Curry already has that type of deal.

“I need that bad. Real bad,” Green said of the Defensive Player of the Year award. “I made second team All-Defense last year. I’m (ticked) about that still. I’ll be (ticked) until I right that, so that’s a serious goal of mine this year.”

We have more from the Warriors:

  • Forward Omri Casspi didn’t play at all during the Warriors’ postseason run but the franchise will honor him anyway during a ring ceremony on Monday, Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Casspi, now a member of the Grizzlies, was waived just before the playoffs to open up a roster spot for guard Quinn Cook. Casspi appeared in 53 games with the Warriors after signing a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal but was sidelined by an ankle injury before he was waived.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie acknowledges that the impasse between Patrick McCaw and the Warriors helped him land a standard contract, as he told Anthony Slater of The Athletic in a lengthy Q&A session. McKinnie, a 6’8” forward, is averaging 6.1 PPG and 4.3 RPG off the bench and recorded a double-double against the Bulls last week. McKinnie originally came in on a two-way deal but received a two-year contract in training camp, though his salary for this season won’t fully guaranteed until January 10th. “The McCaw stuff, I guess, was good for my situation,” McKinnie said. “But it’s not something I can control. Just went through training camp, worked my butt off and they liked what they’ve seen.”
  • The Warriors remain hopeful of retaining DeMarcus Cousins beyond this season. Get the details here.
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5 thoughts on “Warriors Notes: Green, Casspi, McKinnie

  1. Ptn18

    If it came down to taking a midlevel exception to stay with the Warriors or a midlevel exception to go back to New Orleans to play with AD, I wonder which he’d take? If Durant is eligible for the supermax, he’ll get it. Klay Thompson’s dad said again last week that Klay isn’t going anywhere.

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  2. Rewane

    Can a team offer an amount between the max and super max? Does doing so still takes one of the spots of the super max

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    • bravesfan88
      bravesfan88

      Excellent question…I’m hoping someone has the answer!?!

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    • Luke Adams

      Yes and yes (assuming the player met the super-max criteria).

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      • Detlef kempf

        You’re the man! Great question and answer. I watch all warriors games and interviews and my opinion is they will find a way to take care of all 4 guys and Durant knows how much he makes from shoes and he gave Ann interview a while back about how all the money, cars, houses and that stuff doesn’t make him happy, he loves the game and the team, creative style of the warriors. I could see draymond getting supermax, Durant and klay getting 25m a yr. That would be like 130-140 million for those 4 which is crazy since you wanna have other guys like iguodala and Livingston they would still have mid level and the salary cap is rising but they would still need to find guys on the minimum which they can do because the stars welcome those guys and want to see them do well which makes them more likely to accept role

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