No. 2: Danny Green
Bringing back Danny Green as a veteran presence is not a terrible idea. Sure, he is 36 years old, and isn’t as good of a player as he used to be, but his locker room presence could really help the younger Cavs roster. He could help Emoni Bates the most out of any player. Green could teach him how to be more of a team player, and that could really benefit Bates.
Last year for the Cavaliers, Green averaged 6.5 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game in 11.9 minutes per game. Sure, those numbers aren’t flashy by any means, but he only played in eight games, and really only played when players were hurt, or in a blowout.
Even in his limited minutes, he showed off that he still is a sharpshooter from distance. He shot 44.8% from the three-point arc, shooting 3.6 triples per game. If the Cavs need more shooting, then Green is definitely a viable option in free agency.
Surely, he won’t cost a lot. He’ll probably only ask for a veteran’s minimum at most, as chances are, his suitors are not really plentiful. He’s probably going to retire sometime soon, and maybe will retire this year if no team offers him a contract.
Despite that, his locker room presence is really a key part of why the Cavaliers could sign him back in free agency. Danny Green has played in 32 playoff series in his career, and played 169 total playoff games in his career, and has won three rings.