Warriors forward Draymond Green will become a restricted free agent after the season, and it could benefit the team’s chances of re-signing their standout reserve that he has hired new agents.
Green told USA Today he’ll now be represented by the Wasserman Media Group, which is led by Arn Tellem. Warriors general manager Bob Myers began is a former agent who worked with and was mentored by Tellem.
Tellem now representing Green, a Warriors second-round draft pick in 2012 who grew to become one of the most valuable members of their rotation, could help the team retain him.
“So if Arn says, ‘Hey, I got this much money (from another offer),’ he’s not going to lie to me, so there’s value in that,” Myers told 95.7 The Game on Wednesday. “And here’s the other thing I do know. If it’s a tie, we’ll win. Not only just because he’s restricted, but Arn, we’ve known other a long time, so he’s not going to hurt us. If he can help, that’s great.”
The 6-foot-7 Green is due a raise after proving himself as a clutch playoff performer, versatile defender and improving jump shooter.
“Maybe he’ll give me a discount?” Myers joked of his former boss Tellem. “Probably not, right?”