Veteran swingman Green near deal with Cavs

The Cavaliers are near a contract agreement with veteran swingman Danny Green, agent/attorney Raymond Brothers of Roc Nation Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday.

A three-time NBA champion, Green began his pro career with Cleveland in 2009.

A well-respected player, the 35-year-old Green would give the young Cavs another outside shooter and bring more postseason experience to a team trying to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2018. He has appeared in 165 playoff games.

Cleveland has won six straight and currently is the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

Green became available after working out a contract buyout with the Houston Rockets, who acquired him at the trade deadline from the Memphis Grizzlies. He played in just three games with Memphis this season after tearing knee ligaments during the playoffs last season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Cavaliers didn’t make any moves at the deadline, but president of basketball operations Koby Altman said the team would explore the buyout market.

Green has averaged 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds over 14 seasons with the Cavs, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Sixers and Grizzlies.

He has made 39.9% of his career 3-pointers. Green played college ball at North Carolina.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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