The tide is changing on the Draymond Green side of things, as far as management is concerned. Formerly represented by B.J Armstrong and The Wasserman Group, the Golden State Warriors All-Star forward is now signing with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports after the news being speculated for a few weeks. Apparently, he signed on February 27.
Speaking with The Undefeated about the deal, Green said:
“Klutch is a cutting-edge company, it’s a pure environment, and I’ve grown to know Rich over the years. We’ve become very close. When you really take a step back and actually study what is going on, he checks every box that a player would want in an agent. So, why not? Some are afraid of what people will think or what will be said. That’s not the case for me.
“It’s impossible to say LeBron played no part in me joining Klutch, simply because he has been Klutch since the beginning. He’s essentially a founding partner. I’ve already had a relationship with LeBron for years, so it’s always good to be able to do business with family that’s going about their business in the right fashion and getting things done. But as far as recruiting me — no, LeBron didn’t recruit me at all.”
Draymond will be a free agent in 2020 and there is speculation that he may be leaving Golden State, especially after that whole Steve Kerr “I’m sick and tired of Draymond’s shit” comment he was caught saying (and refuting) earlier this week.
As Green put it, Klutch Sports is a deal he made for himself and what he wants to align himself with in the near future.
He joins a roster that includes Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, Tristan Thompson, Eric Bledsoe, John Wall and the Morris twins (Markieff and Marcus).
Let the pre-agency rumors begin?