The battle-tested 29-year-old forward was slated to become one of the top free-agents in next summer's class, which is shaping up to be a dud headlined by superstar Anthony Davis.
With Green now locked up, the free agency list for 2020 still includes Kyle Lowry (unrestricted), Brandon Ingram (restricted) and Anthony Davis (player option), among others. His defensive versatility has resulted in him earning NBA All-Defensive first- or second-team honors each season over the past five years.
Green's extension will start on the 2020-21 season and last until the 2023-24 season, amplifying the lifespan of a core of Stephen Curry, Thompson, Green, and D'Angelo Russell, who will make $117 million over the next four years. Now, that may sound odd at first because he was 11 months away from hitting unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career with potential maximum offers of four years, $149.6 million or five years, $201.8 million. He's also one of three players in National Basketball Association history to record 200 rebounds and 150 assists in a single postseason, according to ESPN Stats & Info.