13 San Antonio Spurs potential free agent targets with ties to Gregg Popovich
By Tyler Watts
6. JaMychal Green
Green went undrafted in 2012, and he started his career with the then-Austin Toros, the Spurs G League affiliate. After one year in Austin, he went overseas before coming back and getting a ten-day contract with the Spurs. Green played his first four NBA games with San Antonio where he averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. He did not sign a second deal, but it sparked his NBA career.
The Grizzlies signed him just two weeks later, and he ended up playing parts of five seasons in Memphis. The 6’8" forward earned a place in their rotation and had the best season of his career in 2017-18 where he averaged 10.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in 28.0 minutes per game. Green was traded to the Clippers at the 2019 trade deadline, and he has since bounced around among contenders.
JaMychal Green is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but would the 32-year-old have interest in returning to his first team? He is still chasing a championship, but Golden State remains in the running to win their second straight. If he gets a ring, Green could just search for the most money on the open market this summer.
The San Antonio Spurs know the 6’8" forward well, and they could be interested in bringing him on as a veteran mentor. Golden State’s postseason run could help determine Green’s next team, so stay tuned.