Cleveland Cavaliers Sign Danny Green Following Rockets Buyout
The Cleveland Cavaliers have finally completed the much-anticipated signing of Danny Green after finalizing the buyout of the 35-year-old’s contract. The three-time NBA champion, who is pitching up at his fifth franchise since 2019, has signed a $2 million contract up to the end of the season.
By all accounts, Green was also the subject of interest from the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs. The veteran won titles at the Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and the Lakers and has racked up an impressive 165 play off games over the course of his varied career.
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The Cavaliers are currently sat in second place in the Central Division with an impressive 38-23 record and are fourth in the Eastern Conference overall and, therefore, very much a solid bet for a decent play off run.
Cleveland scored four successive NBA Finals spots between 2015 and 2018 but have failed to even make the post season in each of the past four campaigns, but this time around, they seem far better prepared for the longevity of the NBA season and the inclusion of Green will further boost their efforts.
Green hasn’t seen much action this season, playing just three times for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was traded to the Houston Rockets before being waived on February 12th, and it’s worth noting he’s only just recently made his return following an ACL injury.
In making changes to his roster, Bickerstaff is keen to not upset the strides already made by his team ahead of the remainder of the regular season, the Cavaliers head coach commenting recently;
“We have to figure the balance between continuing with the group that has started to head that way and then how you mix in a piece that could possibly help you down the road,”
“But we will be very ginger with that because we do not want to disrupt the rhythm of what these guys are finding right now.”
On the addition of Green, Bickerstaff stated that he is;
“Someone who is about the team and who just wants to fit in,”
No doubt they will hope Green will have a lot to offer in the play-offs and that additional level of considerable game experience could prove vital as the Cavaliers look to make up for a lean few years.
Meanwhile, Bickerstaff was full of praise for former Cavaliers star LeBron James after the legendary player broke the record for most NBA points ever,
“I think he’s one of the greatest planners that we’ve ever seen in our game. He’s had from a young age, a vision of who he wanted to become, not only as a basketball player but as a member of a community, as a businessman. The thing that he’s been able to do with his groups of friends put them in positions to be successful. Those aren’t things that you just trip and fall into. Those are things that you have to have incredible insight to be able to understand. I think what we’re going to see out of him and his impact is going to long outlast his NBA career.”
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