Danny Green signs with Slovenian team during lockout

Spurs swingman Danny Green has signed with Slovenian team Union Olimpija for the upcoming season.

Euroleague.net reports that . There is no word whether Green has an out-clause to return to the NBA in case the lockout is settled for the team, which is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and competes in the Premier A Slovenian League, the Adriatic League and the Euroleague.

Green tweeted that he would“if (the) organization wants him back.”

He will play with 2011 Spurs second-round draft pick Davis Bertans.  

Green showed flashes of promise late in the season for the Spurs, averaging 5.1 points per game in eight games late in the season. Additionally, Green was on the Spurs’ roster during the playoffs against Memphis, scoring five points in seven playoff minutes against the Grizzlies.

After that strong finish, Green was expected to get a legitimate shot to make next season’s roster after the lockout ends.

Green will become the second player on the Spurs’ roster at the end of the season and the 14th NBA player to commit to an overseas deal during the lockout. Backup point guard Chris Quinn on a one-year, $1 million contract. 

Backup small forward Steve Novak also has hinted that he could play in Russia or Spain, although he has not announced a new team.

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