Green to exercise player option with Spurs

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green will exercise his player option with the team, according to a report from the San Antonio Express-News.

Green will earn $10 million next season and enter free agency in the summer of 2019.

The veteran shooter averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds this past year, shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from three.

Green was unlikely to earn a $10 million salary or more if he entered free agency. The hope within Green’s camp is that he can have a bounce back season in 2018-19 and raise his value.

The Spurs tried to trade Green last offseason but couldn’t find a deal to their liking. Green was part of the Spurs’ championship team in 2013-14 and on the 2016-17 All-NBA Defensive Second Team.

Green, 31, has career averages of 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists.