San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

San Antonio Spurs: Pass or pursue 10 role player free agents

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8. JaMychal Green - PF, Denver Nuggets (Player Option)

The San Antonio Spurs were the first NBA team to give JaMychal Green a shot, as he played for them in the NBA Summer League in 2012. It wasn't until 2014 that Green joined the Spurs in San Antonio, but he only lasted four games before not being renewed for a second 10-day contract.

Since then, Green has developed quite nicely, most notably when it comes to shooting from three. In his seven-year career, the 6-8 power forward has shot an impressive 38 percent from downtown, eclipsing the 40 percent mark in three different seasons.

In Denver, JaMychal averaged 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game off the bench in about 19 minutes per contest. In his best years in Memphis, Green was a reliable 10-points, eight-boards guy but has seen his minutes decrease with each passing season in the league.

When I look at Green's fit with the Spurs for next season, I can't help to think he's effectively already on the roster in the form of Gorgui Dieng. In Gorgui's case, he can also knock down outside jumpers and has a two-inch advantage over JaMychal.

Given JaMychal can opt into a $7.3 million player option with a rising team and the Spurs shouldn't offer more than that anyway, I'm inclined to pass on this one.

Verdict: Pass

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