Report: Danny Green likely to accept player option, forgo free agency

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SAN ANTONIO - A current Spur is likely to remain with the team for the upcoming season according to the San Antonio Express-News' Jabari Young.

And, no, it's not that Spur.

Young reported that Danny Green, 30, will likely opt-in to the final year of his contract worth $10 million and put off free agency for another year. Green would be the team's fifth-highest paid player behind LaMarcus Aldridge ($22.3 million), Kawhi Leonard ($20.1 million), Pau Gasol ($16.8 million) and Patty Mills ($11.6 million).

Green averaged 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 3-pointers while shooting 36.3 percent from 3-point range in his ninth NBA season. San Antonio's offense scored 104.9 points per 100 possessions with Green on the floor last season.

Signed as a free agent in 2011, this will mark Green's ninth season with the Spurs. He was named to the 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Second Team and is the only player in Spurs franchise history to have at least 700 three-pointers and 450 blocks.

The deadline for Green to officially accept his player option is June 27. If he declines his option, San Antonio can exceed the salary cap to re-sign Green to another contract because the team holds his Bird Rights.

(Michael Rehome of the Spurs Zone contributed to this post)

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