Now you see him, now you don’t: Draymond Green agrees to terms with Warriors

Just hours after it was initially reported by Yahoo! Sports (and subsequently, us here at DSN) that Draymond Green had broken off talks with the Golden State Warriors, Green returned to the table and agreed to a five-year $85 million deal to remain with the Warriors organization for the foreseeable future.

The agreement marks the end of a highly unproductive opening day of free agency for the Detroit Pistons. Primary targets Danny Green and DeMarre Carroll both spurned the Pistons off the bat. Green is primed to return to the San Antonio Spurs while Carroll has agreed to a four-year $60 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Draymond Green was seen by some as a secondary target for the Pistons on account of his predictably high asking price and the nature of his restricted free agent status. Reports in early June suggested the Pistons had cooled on the pursuit of Green.

Still, after reports emerged this afternoon of a possible impasse between Green and the Warriors, some (present company included) believed it could set the stage for the Pistons to throw their hat in the ring in their pursuit of a starting small forward.

Unfortunately, as is often the case, rumors, sources, and reports set the stage for something that ultimately did not become so. Draymond Green is staying in Oakland and the Pistons’ pursuit of an experienced small forward continues.

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