– Draymond Green has lost approximately $2.23 million in fines and suspensions across his 12-year NBA playing career
– The suspension for escalating an on-court altercation will cost Green $769,704 ($153,941 per game)
– Golden State Warriors save $2.59 million from the suspension and receive a tax variance credit that is 50% of the total Green fine
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has amassed over $2.23 million in fines and suspensions throughout his 12-year NBA career, as stated by Spotrac. A recent five-game suspension announced by the NBA will cost him $769,704, adding to his long list of monetary losses due to in-game altercations. NBA executive vice president Joe Dumars noted Green’s unsportsmanlike behavior and history of similar conduct as contributing factors to the length of this latest suspension.
The suspension not only affects Green, but also provides a tax variance credit for the Warriors, totalling $2.59 million. Historically, Green has missed a total of nine games due to suspensions, including a $129,644 fine in the 2016 NBA Finals and a one-game suspension in November 2018 for “conduct detrimental to the team”, amongst others.
Although Green has lost millions in fines and now faces significant financial repercussions for his recent suspension, his career earnings are substantial, at nearly $177.88 million from contracts alone. His four-year, $99.6 million extension with the Golden State Warriors in 2019 accounts for a significant portion of his earnings. Given his performance in the 2023-24 season, with averages of 8.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game, Green still maintains his status as an influential player in the NBA.
Looking beyond his recent suspension, Green is considered a viable candidate for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, despite facing competition from other star players. However, the odds currently favor Gobert for this award.”