Draymond Green has had a busy, but fun offseason.
Whether he was vacationing in Monaco or playing pickup basketball with DeMarcus Cousins during Boogie's bachelor party, he was making the most of the time off. He also took a few moments to soak up the fact that he's a millionaire 100 times over as he told ESPN's Rachel Nichols on "The Jump" Wednesday.
In the wide-ranging interview, he also detailed that the Warriors will be heading into the 2019-20 season as the underdogs, a term the team is not synonymous with during recent years. But he's more than OK with that.
"It brings a chip back," Green said. "I'm pretty sure Steph [Curry] missed that chip and some of the stuff Klay [Thompson's] been texting me this summer, I'm positive he misses the chip."
Draymond on the Warriors having that "underdog chip" on their shoulder again:
"It brings a chip back. Some of the stuff Klay's been texting me this summer, I'm positive he misses the chip." 😈 pic.twitter.com/mNnVawanFT— Chris Montano (@gswchris) August 14, 2019
Dray missed that chip on the team's shoulder as well, and it appears he's looking forward to the team proving the world wrong -- a situation he's more than used to. But he's excited about the team's future and was even more excited to sign that four-year extension.
"This contract, tells you that all the garbage you tried to say about me arguing with Kevin [Durant] or about the thing with Steve Kerr, about the suspension -- it just tells you, that there was a method to that madness."
He said he enjoys the validation "just a tad." But looking at the size of the smile he gave, it was bigger than that.