ESPN’s Chris Broussard has reported that unrestricted free agent shooting guard Danny Green has reached a new deal to remain with the San Antonio Spurs.
Green, a second-round pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers (46th overall) in 2009, rejoined the Spurs in 2011 after being waived by the team just two games into the 2010 season.
Since 2011, the 6-foot-6 Green developed into a reliable outside shooting threat and solid perimeter defender as one of the young stars on San Antonio’s seasoned roster.
The 28-year-old guard started 80 games for the Spurs last season, averaging career highs in minutes (28.5), points (11.7), rebounds (4.2) and assists (2.0). He ranked 10th in the NBA in made 3-point field goals with 191, while shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc.
The report of Green’s re-signing came just hours after starting small forward Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs agreed to a maximum deal.
Just moments after locking up Green, Yahoo.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Spurs traded 6-foot-11 Brazilian center Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks. With the move, San Antonio unloaded the remaining two years and $16.75 million of Splitter’s contract.
All things are seemingly falling into to place for San Antonio to have a good shot at signing Portland Trailblazers free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
After all the commotion subsided, Green officially announced the news of his re-signing: