2018 Free Agency

Reports: Danny Green opts into contract with San Antonio Spurs

Danny Green has reportedly exercised his contract option with the San Antonio Spurs for next season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and the San Antonio Express-News’ Jeff McDonald.

Here’s more from McDonald on Green’s opt-in:

The 31-year-old shooting guard has exercised his $10 million contract option to remain with the team for the 2018-19 campaign, league sources say.

In doing so, Green avoided what is expected to be a stingy free agent market this summer. He will become an unrestricted free agent in July 2019.

The move was not unexpected. The Express-News reported the likelihood Green would return on Thursday.

The nine-year NBA veteran, who has spent the last eight seasons in San Antonio, averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 70 games. Known for his outside shooting touch, Green struggled in 2017-18, shooting 38.7 percent overall and 36.3 percent on 3-pointers.