Cavs finally sign veteran Danny Green for remainder of the season

CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – It took nearly a week, but Danny Green is finally back with the Cavs.

Cleveland selected Green, who has appeared in just three games this season while with Memphis, in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft.

Green was traded by the Grizzlies to Houston as part of a three-team deal prior to last week’s trade deadline and he reached a buyout agreement with the Rockets to make him a free agent.

League procedures and paperwork slowed up the transaction after the two sides reached an agreement last weekend.

The Cavs officially announced the signing Wednesday morning and Green is expected to be available Wednesday night against the 76ers in Philadelphia.

A three-time NBA champion with the Spurs, Raptors and Lakers, Green is expected to provide the young Cavs with a veteran presence and add some additional shooting to the bench for head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

Over his 14-year NBA career, Green has played in 822 games, including 709 starts, with Memphis, Philadelphia, the Lakers, Toronto, San Antonio and Cleveland where he has averaged 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.03 steals in 25.3 minutes per game while also shooting .399 from the three-point line.

Green has appeared in 165 career playoff games, third most among active players behind LeBron James and Andre Iguodala, where he has averaged 8.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

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