Danny Green Attempting NBA Comeback Through D-League
Green, a 6-foot-6 wing out of North Carolina, played two games in November with the San Antonio Spurs after being released in the preseason by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his brief NBA career, Green has averaged just over five minutes of action in 22 games played with his career high in points being just six.
Though this will be new territory for Green, as he's never played professionally without an NBA contract because he's sat out since being released by the Spurs earlier this season despite a couple of reported overseas opportunities, it won't be the first time his career has taken him to the D-League.
Green, 23, played in two games for the Erie BayHawks last season while posting outstanding averages of 25.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 4.0 steals and even a block while on assignment from the Cavaliers. The former North Carolina standout probably won't be returning to the BayHawks this season, however, as he will have to go through the D-League's waiver process.
Though Green likely won't standout in the D-League this season like he did last year because his defense is his most NBA-ready skill, it's highly unlikely that he won't be claimed by either the Sioux Falls Skyforce or Dakota Wizards -- the top two teams currently situated on the D-League's waiver wire.