Danny Green still has one more year left in his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the 33-year-old sharp-shooter understands that it does not guarantee he will stay in LA for the next season.
Over his career, the three-time NBA champion got used to trade rumors and says he is not stressed about a possibility of him getting traded by the Lakers.
At the same time, he would like to stay with the Purple & Gold and believes that the reigning champions, if they keep their core, could do ‘something great’ next season.
“It’s been almost 10 years now me hearing about trade rumors. You ignore the noise. If it happens, it happens. (Rob Pelinka) is a respectful guy. I’m sure he’ll give me a call. I understand the nature of the business. Everybody is going to get better. Everybody’s looking to make moves and get better, so we need to do that as well.
Hopefully, part of that process is still keeping me here. I think we bring everybody back and we do what we did this year and hopefully not in a bubble. I think the group that we have is special.”
“It’s going to be hard to bring back all 10 free agents. But if we bring back the majority with the nucleus that we have now, I still believe we have the potential to do something great.”
This past season, Green averaged 8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for the Lakers.