Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year and three-time NBA champion, is close to signing with Rich Paul’s Klutch Sports agency, as first reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Yahoo Sources: Golden State star Draymond Green close to signing with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. https://t.co/TUqk92X7L9
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 23, 2019
Klutch Sports has been gaining major traction around the NBA, with Green bolstering the impressive clientele for Paul’s agency, which features Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James as their marquee talent, and has since added New Orleans Pelicans all-star Anthony Davis and Washington Wizards guard John Wall, for whom Rich Paul secured a $170 million extension.
The signing of Draymond Green with Klutch Sports is further fueling speculation on the future of the Warriors dynasty, with the heavily publicized discord between Green and his teammates earlier this season. Rich Paul has already shown his willingness to attempt to force moves for his clients, as shown in the very public trade request made by Paul to the Pelicans regarding Anthony Davis in recent weeks.
Rich Paul and Klutch Sports have also been in the news lately with the acquisition of high-level NBA draft prospect Darius Garland out of Vanderbilt.
Draymond Green has averaged 7.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game this season, as the Warriors currently sit atop the Western Conference with a record of 42-16, once again poised to enter the playoffs as championship favorites.