It’s a bigger return than when LeBron James announced he was coming back to Cleveland. Okay, maybe not that big. However, hearing swingman Danny Green is coming back to Cleveland and it is cool…
This via NBA.com – Green (6-6, 215), who appeared in three games this season with the Memphis Grizzlies, was traded to Houston as part of a three-team deal on February 9 before being waived on Feb. 12. Over his 14-year NBA career, Green has played in 822 games (709 starts) with Memphis, Philadelphia, L.A. Lakers, Toronto, San Antonio and Cleveland, owning career averages of 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.03 steals in 25.3 minutes per contest while also shooting .399 from the three-point line.
It’s crazy to think that Green has played in this league for 14 years. He was drafted in the second round (pick 46) of the 2009 draft by said Cavaliers. He’ll wear #14 for the team and is with them as they play in Philadephia tonight against the 76ers.
Green will make two million as a member of the Cavs this year.
The swingman only played 20 games for the Cavs in the ’09-’10 season. He averaged 38.5% shooting and two points a game. Very little time on the floor, obviously. Let’s go down his career real quick here:
For his career, Green shot nearly 40% from deep. Over 80% from the foul line. Those are pretty solid numbers…
It will be interesting to see where the Cavs utilize Green on this roster and how he can help the team currently at 38-22 and in 4th in the East. Hopefully, Green makes the Cavs even better and is able to propel them further ahead in the Eastern Conference standings.
This could be a piece to the puzzle that helps the Cavs get even closer to being a contender. If not, well it’s a feel-good story seeing an old friend return back to Cleveland for the stretch run.