The San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly discussing a trade for Danny Green.
The San Antonio Spurs’ offseason is in full swing, as Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reported that the team wanted to deal Danny Green. However, no interested teams were listed in the tweet.
Well, that changed on Thursday night, just hours before the 2017 NBA Draft. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that the Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers were in trade talks for Green.
San Antonio’s asking price “has been high.” Windhorst didn’t specify what they asked the Cavs for, though.
The Cavs and Spurs have been in trade talks involving Danny Green, sources say. Spurs' asking price has been high, though.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 22, 2017
The Cavaliers have made headlines for big-name players, like Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls. They also let go of General Manager David Griffin, which potentially put some aspects of the offseason in the air, including trades for these top stars.
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As for this high price, maybe the Spurs want a future first-round pick. That could be deemed too much for Green, who put up role player-esque numbers over the past few years.
Green is coming off a season where he averaged 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He shot 39 percent from the field, his second-lowest mark since joining the Spurs in the 2010-11 season.
The former UNC guard’s contract goes for two more years, at $10 million per season. He can opt out after the 2017-18 season, however, so whoever acquires him may only get him on a one-year deal. If his numbers trend in the direction they have for the past two seasons, then he may exercise his option for 2018 and play on the $10 million owed to him.
The situation with Green should develop throughout the night, potentially resulting in a trade. If not during the NBA Draft, then there’s time between Thursday and the start of free agency. Where will Green land?