Danny Green would like to return to San Antonio
May 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler (5) during game four of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Coming off his best professional basketball season yet you couldn’t blame Danny Green for developing a sense of inner-confidence. You probably couldn’t blame him if he made his decisions solely based on money either.
Rather than chase money around, Green told Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News that his decision is contingent on other factors irrespective to money. He also added that he was content in San Antonio and that he hopes they will put their faith in him.
“A lot of young guys are just looking for the money. For me, it’s a balance of the money, the team, the fit. I’ve been in a winning organization my whole life. I want to continue to be on a winning team.
I really do like San Antonio. Hopefully, they have faith in me and will do what they need to do to bring me back.”
Green does have a little flexibility this offseason even though he is a restricted free agent. He can talk to any team he wants and entertain any offers. Green can sign an offer sheet, putting the pressure on San Antonio to match. The new CBA only allots the Spurs three days, rather than seven, to match the offer sheet. He can even make a radical move and accept San Antonio’s $2.7 million qualifying offer and enter unrestricted free agency next season.
The fact of the matter is this: Once the Spurs straighten their higher priority situations (ie: Tim Duncan), Green will be high on their list. That’s mostly because of the quotes he delivers on a consistent basis: He wants to win. What better place to do just that than San Antonio?