JaMychal Green swung by Steve Kerr from Warriors to change his plans

Phone calls from Steve Curry and Draymond Green sealed the deal by making free agent Donte DeVincenzo a warrior in early July. When it comes to JaMychal Green, the latest addition to Golden State who officially signed a one-year veteran’s contract on Monday, coach Steve Kerr took the lead on the call duties.

Green was in a plunge pool at a resort in Jamaica enjoying a respite when his phone rang. Although he was in complete cold mode, the veteran striker knew there was still work to be done and kept his phone with him at all times and the bell popping all the way through. Green didn’t know the number, he answered anyway, happy about it.

So are the warriors. Kerr was on the other side of the call.

After reaching his room and drying up, the two hit him on the spot. The green was traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Oklahoma City Thunder on this year’s NBA draft night. That made him an immediate candidate to buy it for contenders.

Once Green and Kerr start a conversation, his future is forever changed.

“After talking to him, I couldn’t say no to him,” Green said Monday during his introductory press conference as a warrior. “With the organization and what they built, I felt like I wanted to be a part of it.”

Prior to this talk, Greene had plans to join a different team other than the Warriors. This unknown team now has a new reason to hate the current heroes.

Kerr explained to Green how much the entire organization wanted him to be a warrior. Really, they set their eyes on him a lot before this season. They had always desired his skill set and had become more familiar with him.

All of Greene’s eight-year career were in the Western Conference. The Warriors played 23 times in the regular season and 15 times in the playoffs, including last season in the first round. If there was one Warriors player who already knew him more, he wouldn’t have to look up his last name.

JaMychal and Draymond Green have known each other since eighth grade, playing each other on the AAU circuit. They communicated more when they were seniors in high school as their recruiting profiles grew, and they stayed in touch throughout their careers. Both greens spoke on the phone after that initial call by Kerr, but that call was less of a sales attempt.

“There was really no sales promotion,” Green said. “I feel like I’m far from the relationship we built when we were younger, it’s something that respects each other. We kind of know where we stand. He was excited. We both know what to bring to the table and we just had a good conversation about it.”

“It was easy for me to come here.”

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With 49 playoffs to his name, 12 of which were losses to the Warriors, Green dreams of winning a ring. When the Warriors made him feel wanted and wanted for another tournament, Greene was along for the ride.

It is impossible to ignore this kind of love.

“I smiled a lot, thought a lot about it and I’m glad to be here,” he said.

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