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Throughout the Golden State Warriors’ years of dominance, Stephen Curry has been the face of the team. His generational skills and two MVPs have made them one of the most dangerous squads of all time, and they certainly wouldn’t have won their three titles without him. 

However, Golden State also wouldn’t have won its championships without Draymond Green, and Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder wants him to start getting the recognition he deserves. In fact, Snyder thinks he should be in the MVP discussion.

Stephen Curry has a chance to win his third MVP award with the Warriors

The Warriors made five straight NBA Finals appearances and won three titles from 2015 through 2019, and Stephen Curry’s value to the team during those runs was unquantifiable.

He won his first MVP in 2014-15 when he averaged 23.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 2.0 steals. However, Curry had an even bigger season in 2015-16, as he won his second MVP with an NBA-leading 30.1 points and 2.1 steals per game. He also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

Now, this season, Curry has a chance to win his third MVP award. He has not only led the Warriors to a surprising 28-7 record, but he’s averaging 27.7 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.3 rebounds. Curry is also making a career-high 5.4 long-range shots per game.

Despite his unreal play, though, Snyder thinks Draymond needs to be in the MVP discussion.

Quin Snyder said Draymond Green needs to be considered for MVP

The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors played each other on Jan. 1 in a game between two of the top teams in the Western Conference, and Golden State pulled out the 123-116 win.

Draymond Green didn’t play in the game for the Warriors, as he is in health and safety protocols, but Jazz head coach Quin Snyder took time to praise the three-time All-Star before the contest.

“I don’t think I have to qualify this by saying no disrespect to Steph or Rudy [Gobert], but Draymond Green is as unique a player and is having as good of a year,” Snyder said, per NBC Sports. “If you want to put someone in the MVP conversation, he’s someone to me, that’s — maybe the numbers don’t look as … they don’t match up to the numbers of some other guys put up, but as far as they way he impacts the game, whether it’s his passing, his defense, which, you obviously know how we feel about Rudy’s versatility and the things that he does and Draymond is like that. He just does it in his way.”

He continued: “And then you add the leadership that he shows and the way he communicates, I just think he’s an unbelievable player, and I think he’s showing that this year. He’s shown it before, but it stands out so much right now when you watch them play.”

Snyder certainly made some great arguments for Green, but it’s hard to see the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year ever getting MVP attention.

Draymond Green is valuable for the Warriors, but he will never win MVP

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who Quin Snyder believes should be an MVP candidate.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 18, 2021. | Jason Miller/Getty Images

Stats don’t quite show how much Draymond Green means to the Warriors. He’s averaging 8.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game this season. But his ability to find the open man, rebound, defend at a high level, and bring intensity on every play is what makes him so crucial to Golden State’s success.

However, he will never win MVP.

Much like how the NFL’s MVP has turned into an award for quarterbacks, the NBA’s is for scorers.

Thirteen of the last 14 NBA MVPs have averaged 25.0 points per game or more. There has also only been one player to win the award and average under 20.0 points since 1979, which was Steve Nash, who won the trophy in 2005 and 2006.

Sure, the Warriors need Draymond Green to have success. But if history is any indication of the future, he will never win the league MVP and will likely never get considered for it, either, even if he deserves it.

Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference

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Title: Stephen Curry Is a Favorite for MVP, but Jazz Coach Quin Snyder Is Strongly Fighting for Draymond Green’s Candidacy: ‘He’s an Unbelievable Player’
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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ – originally posted on

Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Deontay Wilder Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.

The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.

As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.

Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.

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Deontay Wilder Career Earnings

After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.

Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.

Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.

See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.

Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 $12 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 $28 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 $20 million
Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz $2 million
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2 $1.4 million
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington $900,000
Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola $1.4 million

Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News

Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship

Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.

The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.

Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.

All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.

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Title: Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’
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