Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green hopes he will remain with the team next season and he hopes the Purple and Gold will bring everybody back in free agency. Green, who won the 2019 NBA title with the Toronto Raptors, signed a two-year deal worth $30 million with the Lakers in the summer of 2019.
Green enjoyed success in his first season with the Lakers as the Purple and Gold won the NBA Championship and the 33-year-old guard now has three NBA titles with three different NBA teas. "I think we bring everybody back.
We do what we did this year and hopefully not in a bubble. I think the group that we have is special. I think we can still make something special happen, regardless of what moves are made outside of us, what teams get better or healthy.
Golden State is going to be healthier, Brooklyn is going to be healthier. I still believe we have the talent with the pieces we have now. It’s going to be hard to bring back all 10 free agents, but if we bring back the majority, with the nucleus we have now on the roster, I still believe we have a special team to do something great," Green said on Inside the Green Room, as quoted on Lakers Nation.
Green says hearing trade rumors nothing strange to him
Green didn't perform at the level on which he was expected this past season but the Lakers still managed to win the NBA title. In Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, Green missed a wide-open three-pointer which would have given the Lakers a 111-109 lead and probably sealed the NBA Championship.
After missing the three-pointer, the Heat went on to claim a 111-108 win -- reduce the deficit to 3-2 -- and force a Game 6. Green, who received a lot of criticism for missing a wide-open three-pointer, admitted he has heard the Lakers might not keep him for the next season.
"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.