Veteran guard Willie Green has carved out a nice role for himself with the Magic and he’d like to keep that going beyond this season, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Green is slated to hit unrestricted free agency in July, but if he has it his way, it sounds like he’ll be staying put in Orlando.
“Like I’ve said before, this is a great possibility for me to come back here,” Green said. “Obviously, I would have to talk it over with my representatives and [GM] Rob [Hennigan] and [assistant GM] Scott Perry. But I like what I see. I like where it’s going here in this organization, and I still feel like I have something to offer to the game.”
Green has appeared in 46 of the Magic’s 75 games this season, averaging 5.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18 minutes per game. The guard, who will celebrate his 34th birthday in July, is also shooting 35.1% from downtown and giving the Magic reliable defense off the bench.
After appearing in 46 of Orlando’s 75 games this season, Green has not tired of the daily NBA grind and says that he “definitely” wants to keep playing. In fact, the combo guard feels like he might have another “three or four years..or even more” in the tank.
The Clippers waived Green over the summer and hoped to re-sign him but their plan was thwarted when the Magic claimed him off waivers just a day later. Green wound up being mentioned as a buyout candidate in February, but that never materialized and he has since found a niche with the Magic.