After finalizing a contract buyout, three-time championship guard Danny Green has agreed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a $2 million contract for the rest of the season, agent/attorney Raymond Brothers of Roc Nation Sports told ESPN on Sunday.
Green landed with the Houston Rockets in a deadline day deal on Thursday and will join the Cavaliers after clearing waivers early this week.
Cleveland president of basketball operations Koby Altman and coach JB Bickerstaff sold Green on the opportunity that exists to bolster the Cavs’ bench as a 3-point shooter and defender. He also will deliver his respected leadership to a gifted young roster trying to make a return and run in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Suns also pursued Green, sources said.
Green, 35, brings championships with the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Lakers to Cleveland — and 165 playoff games in his career. Green played three games for the Memphis Grizzlies after spending eight-plus months rehabilitating a torn ACL. He suffered the knee injury in the Eastern Conference semifinals for the Philadelphia 76ers, who eventually traded him to the Grizzlies.
Memphis moved Green to Houston on Thursday as part of a larger deal with the LA Clippers that landed the Grizzles guard Luke Kennard.
Green has averaged 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds over 14 seasons.