In the disappointment of the Spurs locker room after a heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Clippers on Saturday, Danny Green considered the unique nature of a roster kept intact to defend the 2014 NBA title and refused to consider its uncertain future.

One of 10 Spurs who will become a free agent July 1, Green understands the likelihood there will be significant changes to the roster for next season. He just hasn’t allowed himself to consider how next season’s Spurs might be composed.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet, but this is a special group,” he said. “That’s why it sucks so bad, especially for Timmy (Duncan) and Manu (Ginobili). We had an opportunity to do something special for them. All I can do is hope and pray for another group like that in the future, but I have a feeling some of those guys will be back. R.C. and Pop do a great job of bringing in new guys.”

One change he hopes won’t be made: His presence in San Antonio.

“Hopefully, I’ll be back,” he said. “I love San Antonio. The fans have always supported us, from day one. It sucks that we had such a special group, and things may be changing and not be the same again.”

Green made a compelling case for himself to stay with his performance at both ends of the court in Game 7. He made 6 of 12 shots, scored 16 points and had five blocks and two steals, matched up much of the game against Clippers superstar point guard Chris Paul.