JaMychal Green Intends to Sign With the Warriors After OKC Buyout

JaMychal Green (right) defends Spurs' Manu Ginobili
JaMychal Green (right) defends Spurs' Manu Ginobili. Photo by Austin Mcafee/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

As expected, veteran forward JaMychal Green won’t stay for long with the Oklahoma City Thunder after joining the franchise in a trade back in June. Reportedly, Green has agreed on a buyout with OKC and intends to sign a deal with the reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors.

The news was confirmed to Shams Charania of The Athletic by Green’s agent Michael Hodges.

Green was traded to the Thunder by the Denver Nuggets, who sent him and the protected first-rounder to Oklahoma City in exchange for rookie Peyton Watson and two second-rounders. He was set to earn $8.2 million in 2022-23.

The 32-year-old player should provide a quality bench option for the Warriors, especially after the team lost several players in free agency. He played 67 games in 2021-22 and averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. His NBA career totals include 7.9 points and 5.7 boards with the San Antonio Spurs, the Memphis Grizzlies, the LA Clippers, and the Nuggets. 

The Thunder, on the other hand, never intended to keep Green on board. He is a player more fitting for a playoff contender, and the Thunder are still going through a rebuild and want to keep their young players on the floor as much as possible.