JULY 14TH, 5:33pm: The deal is official, the Spurs announced in a press release.
JULY 1ST, 10:33am: The Spurs and Danny Green have agreed to a four-year, $45MM deal in a surprising development, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Sources who spoke with Ken Berger of CBSSports.com had referred to the swingman as a “goner,” but he’s instead apparently staying, rebuffing interest from several other teams. Green confirmed to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News that he is indeed re-signing after the July Moratorium (Twitter link).
The news is likely a disappointment for the Pistons, Mavericks, Blazers, Knicks and especially the Kings, who’d reportedly made Green their top target. The Bill Duffy client had said it would be “crazy” not to meet with New York, but apparently the Spurs, his preferred team, made him an offer to enticing to turn down.
The move allows San Antonio to retain its starting shooting guard, though the Spurs have reportedly agreed to trade starting center Tiago Splitter to the Hawks to clear room for a push toward signing LaMarcus Aldridge or another marquee free agent.