Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green hopes to stay with the Purple and Gold but he admits he is knows that there is a chance he will be traded this offseason. After winning the 2019 NBA title with the Toronto Raptors, Green signed a two-year deal worth $30 million with the Lakers.
Green didn't perform at the expected level this past season but the Lakers still managed to win the NBA Championship. "It’s been almost 10 years now me hearing about trade rumors. You ignore the noise. If it happens, it happens.
(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," Green said on his Inside the Green Room podcast, as quoted on Clutch Points.
Green didn't want to apologize to fans
In Game 5 of the NBA Finals -- with nine seconds left to go in the game -- LeBron James drove to the lane and found Green wide-open at the three-point line. Green missed a three-pointer which would have given the Lakers a 111-109 lead and the Miami Heat escaped with a 111-108 win to force a Game 6.
Green received lots of heat after the game for missing a wide-open three-pointer which would have probably won the NBA Championship for the Lakers. "You know human nature of fans, they’re just very emotional. They take the game very serious and they see us as performers and if we’re not performing the way we’re supposed to then we’re supposed to apologize for it,” Green said recently, as revealed by SB Nation’s Christian Rivas.
“No, I don’t owe you an apology. Whether I played shitty or not. You’re not my boss, coach, and I’m not gonna apologize for missing shots. I’ll apologize to my teammates for missed mistakes, missed assignments, if I mess up a play or defensively don’t make a rotation.
But no, I don’t owe you anything." After the game, James defended his decision to pass the ball to Green instead of taking the shot. “I trusted him, we trusted him, and it just didn’t go. You live with that.
It’s one of the best shots we could’ve got I feel in that fourth quarter, down the stretch. I had two guys on me ... and Danny had a hell of a look," James said. "It just didn’t go down. I know he wishes he could have it again, and I wish I made a better pass, but you just live with it."