Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has told ESPN website – The Undefeated that he has officially signed with Klutch Sports, that also represents LeBron James. Green, a three-time NBA champion with Warriors, was previously represented by BJ Armstrong with The Wasserman Group.
Speaking about the signing with The Undefeated, Green said “Klutch is a cutting-edge company, it’s a pure environment, and I’ve grown to know Rich over the years. We’ve become very close. When you really take a step back and actually study what is going on, he checks every box that a player would want in an agent. So, why not? Some are afraid of what people will think or what will be said. That’s not the case for me.”
“At some point, some respect has to be given to what Rich has built and what he represents. It’s easy to criticize when the criticism is aimed at your opponent, but it’s part of the game the average fan doesn’t see. It’s always been competition amongst agents, but this is different. It’s bigger than just contracts. This is genuine, and it’s the right move for me. We’ll be in business long after I’m done playing. And that’s more important than anything.” he added.
Klutch sports has a long list of star-studded clients which include James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, John Wall, Tristan Thompson, Eric Bledsoe and Marcus Morris.
The 29-year-old is a minority owner in James’ multimedia site “Uninterrupted” but that said, the Los Angeles Lakers star did not have any hand to play in signing with Klutch Sports.
“It’s impossible to say LeBron played no part in me joining Klutch, simply because he has been Klutch since the beginning,” Green said. “He’s essentially a founding partner. I’ve already had a relationship with LeBron for years, so it’s always good to be able to do business with family that’s going about their business in the right fashion and getting things done. But as far as recruiting me — no, LeBron didn’t recruit me at all.”
Green is averaging 7.5 points per game this season. A seven-year NBA veteran, he is in the fourth year of a five-year, $82 million contract he signed with Warriors in 2015. Green said he has called Armstrong to thank him and offer appreciation for his four and half years of service.