Few notable players in the NBA today have more experience being traded than veteran guard Danny Green, who was recently dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers by the Memphis Grizzlies before the NBA trade deadline in February.
Although Green is no stranger to being traded in the NBA offseason, he had never been traded during the season, so that was a first for him, as it took him completely by surprise.
Unlike other trades Green has been involved in, he went from a playoff-bound team in the Western Conference to a playoff-bound team in the Eastern Conference.
Green is also very familiar with the Cavaliers as he was drafted by the team in 2009, so his NBA career has now come full circle, with a chance to win another title, and he talked about what it was like to be traded mid-season with Shams Charania via FanDuel TV.
“[The Grizzlies] didn't give me a full heads-on warning that they're looking to make a move… To have a full circle moment back in Cleveland, I think it's quite fun & exciting."@DGreen_14 on being traded to #Cavs mid-season#RunItBack pic.twitter.com/X8jeosCn1h
— FanDuel TV (@FanDuelTV) April 11, 2023
It could be argued that Green is now in an even better position with the Cavaliers compared to the Grizzlies due to all the off-the-court drama in Memphis involving Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks.
Cleveland has a legitimate shot to win it all this season if they can get the best of the top-tier talent in the East.
Green is no stranger to big moments while being in the playoffs, as he’s won three NBA titles with three different teams during his time in the league.
It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out for Green and which team between the Grizzlies and Cavaliers is the last one standing.NEXT: Cavaliers Player Breaks Down What Makes Donovan Mitchell Special