Green, 32, has a player option on his contract, and there’s been talk he and the Warriors could part ways over the summer. Much, it seems, depends on how Green and the Warriors fare this year.
“I never said that,” Green said, via Spears. “People can say what they want. I’m also not really one to react much to what one may say. I react to things when I want to react to it. I don’t react to things just because somebody said it.”
He also sees plenty of reasons to remain with the Warriors, it seems.
“It’s incredible when you look at the amount of guys who’ve played for only one team,” Green said, via Spears. “You can look around the NBA right now. There are five guys that’s been on a team for 11 years-plus. We have three of them [along with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson]. It’s a very rare thing. There’s 470, 480 players in the NBA? There are five guys that’s been with his team for 11 years plus. That’s amazing. So, you don’t just give that away. So, absolutely I’d be interested in that.
“If you had the opportunity to, you relish that opportunity. But in saying that, I do understand that this is a business. And ultimately, decisions have to be made. I have to make decisions, and you take them as they may.
“But for me, I’m focused on the season. I’m focused on winning. We let those things play out the way they’re going to play out. Because one thing is for certain, is they play out with time, and time is going to continue to pass. And so, I focus on the present and what I can do right now for this team. All that stuff can happen when it happens.”
As for what happens with his contract and what awaits, Green is letting agent Rich Paul take care of it.
“I have a great agent. The best agent in the business,” Green said. “That’s why you align yourself with an incredible agent, because they handle the business. I play basketball. That’s what I want.”
Green is averaging 9.0 points and 7.1 assists, both up from last season, as well as 6.1 rebounds, through the first 20 games.