Basketball: Green inks five-year contract to remain with NBA champs Golden State

Golden State forward Draymond Green.
Golden State forward Draymond Green. PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Golden State forward Draymond Green announced on Wednesday he has signed a five-year deal to stay with the NBA champions.

While earlier reports said negotiations had reached an impasse, he posted a video on sports site Bleacher Report to say he was delighted to remain with the organisation.

"Proud to say that I'll be a Warrior for at least the next five years," Green said.

"It's been a long journey to get to this point. Always trying to overcome the odds, overcome doubters."

The 25-year-old started 79 games for the Warriors last season and averaged career highs in points (11.7), rebounds (8.2), assists (3.7), blocks (1.3), steals (1.6) and shooting percentage (44.3), and finished runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year.

In the play-offs, Green averaged 13.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists and posted a triple-double in the Warriors' clinching Game 6 win over the Cavaliers.