The Los Angeles Lakers revamped their roster ahead of the NBA trade deadline.
They brought in D’Angelo Russell, Jarred Vanderbilt, Mo Bamba, and Malik Beasley to make a deep postseason run, and they look like a much better fit right now.
Notably, they were also interested in bringing Danny Green back shortly after he was bought out by the Houston Rockets.
However, he wasn’t interested in a Lakers reunion and chose to get back with the Cleveland Cavaliers instead.
Recently, Green explained why he didn’t want to run it back in purple and gold, stating that the situation just wasn’t ideal for him.
“I don’t think they had the opportunity or the same opportunity with all the wings they brought in and all the people they brought in,” Green said on Inside The Green Room. “I don’t think they were able to say you’ll be in a good opportunity to be on the floor and that we’re for sure going to make the playoffs. So it was very up in the air and it’s a very urgent time for them. They have to win now and they have a lot of pressure doing that in a short amount of time.”
Danny on why he passed on the opportunity to join Lakers in buyout market pic.twitter.com/NdAoPb5aES
— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) February 19, 2023
Evidently, Green will favor playing time over anything at this point in his career.
He’s already won three NBA championships with three different organizations, and he was going to make the same amount of money regardless of where he decided to play.
Also, it’s not like he had the best of experiences with Lakers fans in his first stint.
He reportedly got death threats when he missed a wide-open, potential title-clinching three-pointer in the bubble, so he might not be all that excited about going through that again.
Instead, Green will serve as a mentor for a budding Cavaliers team looking to make a big splash in the postseason.
That’s a nice way of going full circle in what might be the last stop of his career, as he’ll now play for the very same team that drafted him in the second round almost fifteen years ago.NEXT: NBA Analyst Believes LeBron James Is Sending A Message To Anthony Davis