Draymond Green will reportedly receive a 15% trade kicker in his recently-signed, four-year, $100 million maximum contract extension with the Golden State Warriors. The news was first reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Golden State star Draymond Green has a 15 percent trade kicker included with his new four-year, $100 million extension, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 5, 2019
The trade kicker adds a second player-friendly detail to Green’s contract, which runs through the 2023-24 season. Earlier in the day it was reported that Green also has a player option for the final year of the contract.
A trade kicker is simply a contract add-on that compensates the player in the event that he is traded. It also makes it harder to facilitate a trade.
If Green is traded at any point during his new contract, he will be paid an additional 15% of whatever remains on the life of his contract, whether he’s three months or three years from becoming a free agent.
The Warriors would be the ones who pay Green that price, though the team acquiring him would have to absorb it into their salary cap, which is no easy task.
So it certainly makes it harder to trade Green, and puts some extra cash in his pocket if it ever happens.
The 15% trade kicker - which is the highest amount allowed by the CBA - is the same number that Klay Thompson received in his recent contract.