Draymond Green will be a restricted free agent on July 1.
And the 24-year old "has significant interest" in pursuing an offer sheet from the Detroit Pistons, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Green grew up in Sagniaw, Michigan and attended Michigan State.
According to the report, "the chance for Green to return to his beloved home state has long intrigued him."
If Green signs a contract with the Pistons, the Warriors would have 72 hours to either match the deal or let Green walk.
To retain Draymond, Golden State will almost assuredly (unless they trade somebody) have to pay the luxury tax next season, something majority owner Joe Lacob recently said the Warriors are willing to do.
"Committed or not committed, I don’t think we have any other choice," Lacob told Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group. "Numbers would dictate -- anyone can look at them -- that we’re very likely in the luxury tax and very likely very substantially, next year.
"And you know what? We’re OK with that. I tell Bob (Myers) all the time; he keeps asking me, ‘Are you sure?’ We’re prepared to do whatever it takes to win a championship; I’ve said that before.
"Our fans, that’s what they want to hear. And the truth is, it’s what I want to hear. And what I want to think. And what our management and ownership… there isn’t one owner that I know of or one person in management here that doesn’t think this way...
"What I will say is, he (Draymond) was born to be a Warrior. And we love him. I certainly think today as we look at our team, he’s part of our core and can’t imagine it being otherwise."
Back on Jan. 27, Steve Kerr also let it be known where Green stands with the franchise.
"Draymond is gonna be a part of this franchise for the next 8-10 years," the Warriors' head coach declared.
Green is averaging 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks per contest.
Through 51 games, he has made 69 3-pointers (he made 55 all of last season), and is fifth in the NBA in "defensive real-plus minus."
“If they’re expecting a discount, they’re crazy,” a close friend of Green told Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group back in January. “And why would he? You don’t work this hard, overcome what he’s overcome, get to a certain level only to not receive the reward.”
The Warriors won't be in a position to offer him a "discount." The rest of the league will set the market for Green's services and the Warriors will react.