Green exercises option to remain in San Antonio

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green has decided to exercise his player option on the final year of his contract.

The deal, which Green signed during the summer of 2015, was worth $40 million over four years with each year being an equal $10 million per season.

Green, who just turned 31 years old on Friday, played in 70 games for the Spurs last season while averaging 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season. Green also shot 39 percent from the field and 36 percent on 3-pointers.

Prior to his free agency decision, Green left his previous agency to join Roc Nation Sports, which was founded in 2013 by rapper Jay Z.

Now that Green’s opt-in has become official, he’s be eligible to be traded. With Green opting into his deal, the Spurs will be a team operating over the cap barring trades. This means they’re likely to have access to the Mid-Level Exception worth $8.5 million and the Bi-Annual Exception worth $3.3 million to bring in outside free agents.

Green will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019 with the Spurs holding his Bird rights.

Spurs contract information via Basketball Insiders.

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