The Lakers have reached an agreement with former Raptor, Danny Green, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal will be for two years, $30 million according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The interest between Green and the Lakers has been reported during the preseason. Green also announced the deal on his podcast.
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Green recently spent the last season with Toronto, playing an integral part for their championship team. Green was lights out during the regular season, averaging 45.5% from beyond the arc on 5.4 attempts on the way to 10.3 ppg. The former Tar Heel will provide necessary shooting for the Lakers as well as provide defense on the wing. Green had a 2.9 defensive win share and could be helpful defending the perimeter.
His shooting took a dramatic dip during the playoffs, going all the way down to 32.8% on 5.0 attempts beyond the arc and 6.9 ppg. Green was still able to hit big shots in the finals, en route to the Raptors’ first championship.
The move will reunite Green with a certain superstar. He spent his time during Toronto and San Antonio with Kawhi Leonard. He and LeBron have experience as well. Green spent his first year in the league with Cleveland, during LeBron’s last year during his first tenure with the Cavs.
Green will be 32 years old to start the season. His shooting and defense are going to be necessary for the Lakers to make a run on the championship. The Lakers made a win-now type of move as Green will be able to contribute right away.