Cleveland Cavaliers guard Danny Green is expected to be in Philadelphia on Wednesday for a game against the 76ers, according to a Wednesday tweet from Associated Press sports writer Tom Withers.
Green mentioned on the Inside The Green Room podcast that he’s hoping to play in Philadelphia for the Cavs, but was unsure if he’d be able to, wrote ESPN Cavs beat reporter Danny Cunningham. Green was seen at Cavs shootaround on Wednesday morning.
Green was officially named a Cavalier on Wednesday, just three days after he agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cavs. Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman announced the signing on Wednesday from the Cleveland Clinic Courts, the team wrote in a recent release. Danny Green will wear No. 14 for Cleveland, the same number he wore when after he was drafted by the Cavs with the 46th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
Danny Green’s contract was bought out by the Houston Rockets after he was included in a three-team trade. The 14-season NBA veteran averaged three points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game in three games played with the Memphis Grizzlies before the buyout, according to Basketball Reference. The 35-year-old guard averaged 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in 822 NBA games played.
All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell had nothing but high praise for the former North Carolina standout, saying Green was a player he grew up watching during a Monday postgame conference.
“I think the first thing you think of is the way he spaces the floor, but also his veteran presence in the locker room,” Mitchell said. “Calming presence. A great personality.
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“When he gets in, you know he’s a sniper. Especially in big-time situations, he’s done it year in and year out.”
Danny Green brings Cleveland’s roster up to 17 players, including two Two-Way players.
The Cavs will tip off against the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday in the Wells Fargo Center. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN and Bally Sports Ohio.