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Danny Green reportedly near buyout with Rockets, will sign with Cavaliers

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: Danny Green #14 of the Memphis Grizzlies warms up before the game against the Washington Wizards on November 13, 2022 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by KeShawn Ennis/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The young Cavaliers are adding a little veteran depth for what they hope is a deep playoff run.

The Houston Rockets received Danny Green in the three-team trade that sent Eric Gordon to the Clippers (and Luke Kennard to the Grizzlies), but Green was always a likely buyout candidate because he doesn’t fit with the rebuilding timeline in Houston. The Rockets and Green are close to that deal, and he is expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

While Isaac Okoro has played better of late, the Cavaliers still need help at the three, the one position they do not have a current or former All-Star starting. Green, a three-time NBA champion, can help with that role in limited minutes and bring a veteran presence to the locker room along with Kevin Love.

The Celtics, Suns and Lakers also pushed to sign Green, but the Cavaliers could offer the most playing time. This all should become official in the coming days.