San Antonio swingman Danny Green earned a call-up from the D-League to the NBA this past season. Rather than waiting out the NBA lockout, however, Green has signed with Euroleague team Union Olimpija as he tries to avoid the uncertainly of having to go through that process again.
Green's contract with the Spurs included a non-guaranteed option with the team for the 2011-12 season, but with the lockout firmly in place -- and no end in sight -- the former second round pick has decided to sign with the Euroleague team in Slovenia for the upcoming season.
The former North Carolina star has played in 28 NBA games in a professional career that has so far seen him suit up for the Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers along with the D-League's Erie BayHawks, Austin Toros and Reno Bighorns.
With Union Olimpija, Green will play with fellow Tarheel Deon Thompson as well as former NBA player Damir Markota and Ben Woodside, a standout point guard from North Dakota State University. Green represents the ninth NBA player to sign in the Euroleague so far this offseason.