Hawks Eyeing Draymond Green in Free Agency

Atlanta Hawks are reported to be interested in Warriors restricted free agent Draymond Green. Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks are reported to be interested in Warriors restricted free agent Draymond Green. Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green is coming off of his best year in the NBA. He averaged career highs in per-game points (11.2), rebounds (8.2), assists (3.7) and minutes (31.5). Green was also selected to the 2015 first All-NBA defensive team, his first selection, and was an integral part in the Golden State Warriors winning their first championship since 1975.

The Hawks are reportedly interested in talking to Green when free agency starts, along with the Rockets and Pistons. Green is a restricted free agent, which means that the Warriors have a chance to match any offer by another team before Green can actually decide with another team. Golden State has stated that they want to bring Draymond back to the west coast next year and will match any offers Green receives this offseason.

Green would be a fantastic addition for the Hawks; he is a power forward who can shoot and stretch the floor, he can rebound and attack the glass, and he can also play unwavering defense. He would be a perfect fit into Mike Budenholzer’s system. Green was also the emotional leader for the Warriors this past season; playing with passion, constantly being loud towards his teammates, the refs after foul calls, and the fans after big plays. He could not only bring his skills but a sort of intensity as well.

The Warriors forward has said that he will be open to meeting with different teams during free agency. It will be difficult for other teams to sign him as Golden State has a chance to match any offer sheet he receives. Atlanta would love to have Green for next season, but the chances of signing him are slim due the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Stay tuned for updates!

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