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Danny Green is in no hurry to make a decision on the $10 million player option he owns as a result of his contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
“I’m taking some time. I don’t know what the decision is going to be,” Green told Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News. “It depends on the feedback I get from my agent and what I get back from the organization.”
Green recently had a platelet-rich injection of plasma in an effort to enhance rehabilitation of his ailing left groin.
“After the shot, I’m feeling OK. Just getting some rest right now, rehabbing and doing some strength stuff,” he said. “I didn’t take much time off from the weight room, but I did (take time off) from the court.”
Green said the Spurs are probably doing the same thing he is doing — taking some time to assess their options.
“I think they are taking some time as well to take a breath because so much has gone with the organization outside of the players with Pop (Gregg Popovich) and the draft stuff is going on,” he said, the Popovich reference regarding the death of his wife. “There is a lot to be processed and taken into account on both sides.
“Not just the player’s side, but the organizational side.”
The nine-year veteran out of North Carolina averaged 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocked shots in 25.6 minutes in 70 games (60 starts) for the Spurs this season, shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from the 3-point line.
The shooting guard was recently in the news, stating his personal conversations with two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs had Leonard expressing a desire to remain in San Antonio.
“I just put out what I know, and that’s not much,” Green said. “I talk to (Leonard) as much as I can, but I don’t talk to him that much as a whole. He stresses the same thing to me as he stresses to (the media). There is no news. He says he wants to be a Spur and retire there. He said that to you. He’s expressed that.
“When I talked to him, he says he’s been with us, he’s always on board with us and (wanted) to be a part of what we did, and he’s trying to get right. But things may change.”