Jan 6, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Willie Green (34) defends Orlando Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (4) in the third quarter at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Magic 101-81. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers to decline option on Willie Green

Willie Green has spent the last two seasons with the Clippers, averaging 5.7 points and 1.4 rebounds in 127 appearances and he averaged 5.0 points on 37.6 percent shooting in 2013-14.

But while he may have been sort of productive for the Clippers but he’s going to be not productive at all for them starting this summer.

According to a report by Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Los Angeles Clippers plan on declining their 2014-15 option on veteran guard Willie Green.

The Clippers selected C.J. Wilcox, a 6’5″ shooting guard out of the University of Washington, with the No. 28 pick in the first round of the NBA draft.

With the backcourt as crowded as it is (Green, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Jared Dudley and Reggie Bullock), a change had to be made. Green will apparently be the odd man out in that group.

The 32-year-old was selected with the No. 41 overall pick in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft. He’s played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks.

His best season came in 2007-08 when he started 74 games for the 76ers, averaging a career-high 12.4 points and 2.5 rebounds.

As the report notes, the Clippers had to make a decision on Green prior to the July 1 free agency period, although they remain interested in signing him to another deal.

With a younger option coming in with Wilcox and players like Bullock and Redick needing time as well, it’s hard to imagine Green returning to be that far down the depth chart. He’s better off latching on to another team in championship contention.

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