Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green isn’t even thinking of the possibility of playing with the New York Knicks and at Madison Square Garden yet.
Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green is a free agent at the end of the season and signing with the New York Knicks would be quite the homecoming for the Long Island native.
However, per Marc Berman of the New York Post, the sharpshooter from Babylon isn’t even thinking that far ahead:
“Last thing on our minds,’’ Green said. “We’re worried about winning some games and coming out with a ring would be nice. The [Knicks] reached out [in 2015] and sent a text. My deal [four-year, $40 million] was done so fast I was pretty much only talking to them. It happened so fast. I was barely a free agent. I knew we had a good crew coming back and felt I had a good chance of winning again.”
Green, 31, wound up spurning the Knicks his last free agency and instead re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs, with whom he won a ring in 2014. He was sent to the Raptors as part of the Kawhi Leonard trade ahead of this past season. In his first season with Toronto, Green averaged 10.3 points on 45.5% three-point shooting.
And Green is right to not even be thinking about free agency now.
His Raptors are up 1-0 on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and all focus should be on the task at hand: win another ring.
Still, between his strong focus and three-and-D approach, count on Danny Green being high on GM Scott Perry’s list this summer. Furthermore, stay tuned to Elite Sports NY for further updates on Green’s free agency.