CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to finalize a deal with veteran Danny Green, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday.
A three-time NBA champion, Green began his professional career in Cleveland in 2009.
Green, 35, will sign with the Cavaliers if the two sides can “work out the details,” according to a person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on its interest in him.
Green announced his status on Twitter, saying, “It’s not over yet. . .”
A respected player, Green would give the young Cavs another outside shooter and bring more postseason experience to a team trying to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2018. He appeared in 165 playoff games.
Cleveland has won six straight and is currently the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference standings.
Green became available after working out a buyout deal from Houston, who acquired him at the trade deadline from Memphis. He played in just three games for the Grizzlies this season after tearing knee ligaments during last season’s playoff game with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Cavaliers made no moves at the deadline, but president of basketball operations Koby Altman said the team will explore the buyout market.
Green averaged 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 14 seasons with the Cavs, Spurs, Raptors, Lakers, Sixers and Grizzlies.
He shot a career 39.9% three-point percentage. Green played college ball at North Carolina.
AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/nba and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports