On To The Next One: Draymond Green Teams Up With Rich Paul
Klutch Sports recently announced the signing of Warriors forward Draymond Green. Green told his former agent, B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group, he would be changing his representation. Despite his friendship with LeBron James, Green made it clear that James did not recruit him to join Rich Paul and Klutch. “It’s impossible to say LeBron played no part in me joining Klutch, simply because he has been Klutch since the beginning,” Green told The Undefeated. “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.”
“Klutch is a cutting-edge company, it’s a pure environment, and I’ve grown to know Rich over the years,” Green said. “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.” Green added that the change is “about me” and what he wants to “be aligned with moving forward.”
Green is a minority owner in James’ multimedia site “Uninterrupted” and regularly appears on HBO’s “The Shop” that Was started by James and Maverick Carter.
With the addition of Green, Rich Paul has put together an All-Star team of clients that include LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, John Wall and now Green. Other notable clients include Tristan Thompson, Eric Bledsoe and the Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus.
Green will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020. He signed a 5 year, $82 million contract in 2015. Could Klutch Sports takeover the Lakers in 2020 with the possibility of Anthony Davis and Draymond Green teaming up with LeBron James?