2: Draymond Green
Longtime Golden State Warrior and four-time NBA champion Draymond Green could be on a new team next season. This development follows a tumultuous year in which he punched his teammate Jordan Poole last summer and then watched as the Warriors gave Poole and Andrew Wiggins massive contract extensions but not him.
It seems Green's time with the Warriors is winding down. Although he is technically under contract for next season, he could opt out and leave in free agency, and Golden State may let him walk. Unfortunately for him, there aren't many apparent options this summer, and while the Spurs have the cap space to meet his contract demands, they don't have many reasons to.
Analysts have compared Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan to Draymond, and he is rapidly improving while Green is declining. Sochan will be better in a season or two, and he is still just 21. Even if the Spurs attempt to win now next season, Green wouldn't be the veteran you would want the team to bring in. Sure, he is still a good defender and passer, but he may clash with Popovich and possibly other players. The Spurs should look elsewhere for a veteran presence in free agency.