Free-agent guard Danny Green will be signing a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, he announced on his Instagram account late Friday night.
The deal is worth $30 million, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.The Lakers also agreed to re-sign shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a two-year, $16 million deal and center JaVale McGee to a two-year, $8.2 million deal with a player option, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
Green was included in last summer’s Kawhi Leonard trade to the Toronto Raptors as salary filler, after playing through a groin injury in 2017-18 and seeing his production dip as a result.
He bounced back in a big way this past season for Toronto, shooting a career-high 45.5 percent from 3-point range and averaging 10.3 points per game. It marked the third time in his career he hit double figures in scoring for a season.
Green’s playoff experience playing alongside Leonard with the San Antonio Spurs was also invaluable for the Raptors as they journeyed through the postseason this spring en route to delivering Toronto its first NBA title.
Green, who turned 32 on June 22, will be heading into his 11th NBA season and entered the summer as one of the most coveted 3-and-D wings on the market.
Caldwell-Pope, 26, was an unrestricted free agent coming off a one-year, $12 million contract with the Lakers.
His usage took a hit this past season in Los Angeles, as he started just 23 of 82 games and averaged 24.8 minutes, nearly 10 fewer than his average in the 2017-18 campaign with the Lakers. The lesser role led to lesser numbers — Caldwell-Pope averaged just 11.4 points per game, his lowest total since his rookie season.
McGee, 31, came to the Lakers last offseason after winning two NBA titles in two seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal and averaged a career-best 12.0 points per game this past season. His 1.97 blocks per game ranked fifth in the league, and his .624 field goal percentage ranked third.
Information from ESPN’s Tim Bontemps was used in this report.