JaMychal Green Signs With NBA Champs ‘I Just Couldn’t Tell Him No’

Striker JaMychal Green has signed up for the 2022 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, the team announced Monday.

Details of the one-year veteran’s minimum contract were not shared, but Green appeared more than happy with the decision during a talk with reporters at the team’s press conference.

“To be honest, I didn’t see myself standing here at first. I was getting ready to go elsewhere,” Green said at his introductory press conference as Warrior.

The former Denver Nuggett was on vacation in Jamaica when coach Steve Kerr called him to make him an offer.

“After talking to him, I just couldn’t tell him no,” Green said. “With the organization and what they’ve built, I just felt I’d love to be a part of it.”

Draymond Green of the Warriors, who has known JaMychal since the eighth, also called to encourage him to join the team.

“It really wasn’t a sales pitch,” Green said. “I feel like it’s a matter of respect for each other, just outside of the relationship we built when we were younger. We kind of know where we stand. He was just excited. We both know what we’re on the table and we just had a good talk about it.”

When Green was asked what his role would be in the talented Warriors, the veteran replied, “Come in and play hard, be a dog and do the dirty work… Knock down shots and play defense.”

Last season with the Denver Nuggets, Green appeared in 67 games averaging 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game.

The 6-foot-8 forward entered the league unfinished in 2014 from Alabama.

He has career averages of 7.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 20.8 minutes in 487 games with the San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers and Nuggets.

Denver traded Green against the Oklahoma City Thunder on draft night, and the eight-year veteran became an instant buyout contender for contenders.

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