Raptors’ Danny Green not yet thinking about free agency, possible homecoming with Knicks
Danny Green is set to be a free agent this summer, and he is expected to get strong interest from his hometown team, the New York Knicks. However, the Toronto Raptors sharpshooter is not yet thinking about it.
Just like Kawhi Leonard, Green is free to leave the Raptors after this season and could garner plenty of offers given his championship experience. Nonetheless, the 31-year-old swingman doesn’t want to talk about his future just yet, as his focus is on helping Toronto win the championship for the first time in franchise history.
“Last thing on our minds,” Green said on possibility of a homecoming in New York, via Marc Berman of New York Post.
“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 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 was sent to the Raptors as part of the Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade last summer. A career 40 percent shooter from deep, Green could undoubtedly help a team looking to add a reliable shooter and 3-point threat if he decides to leave this summer.
However, first things first for Green and the Raptors. They have a chance to make NBA and Canadian history, and they can move one step closer to their championship hopes in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.