NBA free agency rumors: Danny Green opts into final year of contract with Spurs

Danny Green will not be entering free agency this summer.
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The 31-year-old forward opted into the final year of his contract with the Spurs, according to a report from the San Antonio Express-News. Green will make $10 million in 2018-19, the report says.

Green averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for San Antonio last season. He also shot 36.3 percent from 3-point range and tallied 1.1 blocks per contest.

Green has spent the last eight seasons with the Spurs. He played a key role on San Antonio’s championship team in 2013-14 and was named to the NBA All-Defensive team three seasons later.

Accuracy remains a challenge for Khairi Fortt Jersey Ayton, however. He shot just 36.2 percent on pick-and-pop jumpers this season while converting 34.3 percent of his 3-point attempts. NBA teams will likely want to discourage Ayton from becoming reliant on his midrange game and move him out to the 3-point line given the math involved.

It’s not hard to imagine Ayton bringing positive value on the offensive end as a scorer — whether via an effective post offense, a jump shot or some combination — but it may ultimately be his defense that makes or breaks him as an elite prospect. Watching several of the league’s best bigs struggle to keep up with opposing guards in the playoffs only magnifies the importance.

The Lakers have contacted the Spurs about acquiring Kawhi Leonard via trade this week, but San Antonio is not exactly taking their offer and working with it.

According to ESPN, the Spurs essentially slammed the door in the Lakers’ face when they initiated conversations.

Within the last week the Lakers contacted the Spurs to discuss a Kawhi Leonard trade. As one source put it, they basically shut the door on us.

Leonard went public with his trade request last week asking to be dealt to Los Angeles and preferably to the Lakers over the Clippers.

Many pundits Authentic Doug Baldwin Jersey have publically stated the Spurs would likely not want to directly help the Lakers get better, and it would appear they have actively shut the door on Los Angeles’ proposals.

According to Yahoo Sports, the Spurs are open to trade discussions, but they are not heavily pushing for a deal at this point.

Multiple outlets reported earlier this week, head coach Gregg Popovich flew to San Diego to meet with Leonard and attempt to mend fences.

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