According to multiple reports, forward JaMychal Green has declined his player option for next season, becoming a free agent.
Although it would have been great for Green not to decline his option, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. He has proven over the last few years that he is worth more than his $5 million option.
Green has been great for LA since coming over from Memphis two years ago. In 87 career games with the Clippers, the 30-year-old has averaged 7.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He’s also been a surprisingly great three-point shooter, shooting 39.3 percent from deep.
As Jovan Buha of The Athletic reported, this will make it more difficult for the Clippers to add a free agent with the non-taxpayer mid-level exception unless they are willing to part ways with Green.
This is a big domino for the Clippers’ offseason. Makes it tougher to add a free agent with the nontaxpayer MLE unless they’re willing to lose Green, who’s become a valuable 3-and-D big for them. https://t.co/KV4mQ5uFz0— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) November 19, 2020
Just the other day, Green posted this picture to Instagram of him rocking a Clippers t-shirt. This could mean absolutely nothing, but Green has been posting a lot of Clippers content over the last few weeks.
Free agency kicks off tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. PT.