Gerald Green Would Give Nets Hometown Discount

Gerald Green reiterated Wednesday that he'd like to re-sign with the Nets this summer, reports Fred Kerber of the New York Post. Green even indicated he'd be willing to come back at a discounted price to the team that signed him out of the D-League earlier this season.

"Most definitely I would," Green said, when asked if he'd take less money to remain a Net. "I’m about loyalty and this team was the first team to pick me up for the year. They gave me an opportunity.

"I have a strong feeling I’m going to be with the Nets," Green added. "I don’t feel like I’m going to be anywhere else. I know I’m not getting any feedback now from anybody. I can’t. Can’t talk to anybody. So I have a strong feeling about here. They want me here I want to be here. It’s not like I have to weigh my options. I really don’t have any options."

Green has said before that he hopes and expects to remain a Net past this season, though I don't think he's right when he says he doesn't have options. His play this season has certainly attracted attention, and I imagine plenty of teams besides the Nets will inquire on him this summer — the Lakers, for instance, are thought to have interest.

The Nets are expected to have a good chunk of cap space this summer, especially if Deron Williams ends up signing elsewhere. If New Jersey can bring back Green, a Houston native, on a "hometown" discount, the team would retain its flexibility to pursue other marquee free agents.

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