The Warriors star forward had been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but Green told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that he would prefer to remain in Oakland.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Green said. “I love playing here. I love my teammates. I love everything about it. But at the same time, I’ve got a family and I’ve got kids. So I’ll just wait until July 1.”
Green, 27, signed a five-year, $82 million contract last summer after spending three seasons with the Detroit Pistons. He averaged 14 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range over 82 games last season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Green was offered a four-year maximum contract worth $80 million by the Cavaliers, but he declined to sign it.
Wojnarowski added that Green could become a free agent again next offseason, and the Warriors were interested in bringing him back.
However, Green told ESPN that he’d rather not play in Cleveland.
“It’s a great city, but I don’t think I’d fit in there,” Green said. “They’re trying to build something special, but they haven’t done anything yet. And I don’t think I would be able to help them right now.”
If the Warriors don’t extend Green’s contract, he might look elsewhere.
“I’m open to whatever happens,” Green said. “But I want to be in Golden State. I want to be in Oakland. I want to be around these guys. I want to win championships. That’s what I came here for.”
Green’s father, Larry, played for the Warriors from 1985-91.
Larry Green played in the NBA for 13 years, including stints with the Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns, Washington Bullets and Indiana Pacers.