The Golden State Warriors know they are in the final years of their dynasty. While that doesn’t mean he can’t last a few more years, he just can’t continue much beyond that, at least not with the current big three at the helm. Age is an inescapable factor for all professional athletes, and while players like Steph Curry remained elite into their mid-30s, it’s certainly not normal.
Curry’s teammate Draymond Green is now 32, and while he’s still very hard-hitting, his attacking decline over the past few seasons has been noticeable. His defense and other intangibles still make him an invaluable player, but Green hasn’t maintained the same sustained level of production that Curry has in his older years. Despite this, Green does not plan to retire anytime soon.
In a recent interview with Andscape, Green said he plans to play another four or five years, and that will be enough. While it’s currently unclear if Green will end his career with the Warriors, it’s something he spoke about in this interview, saying, “It’s amazing when you look at how many guys have only played for one team. You can look around the NBA right now. There are five guys who have been on a team for over 11 years. We have three [along with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson]. It’s a very rare thing. There are 470, 480 players in the NBA? There are five guys who have been on his team for over 11 years. It’s incredible. So you don’t just give that away. So, absolutely, I would be interested in that.”
Green’s future is uncertain, but he loves the Warriors and has no plans to retire for at least four years.
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