Spurs’ Green headed abroad

Danny Green, the second-year swingman who finished last season with the Spurs, is headed to Europe.

Joining a swelling parade of NBA players poised to spend the lockout abroad, Green has agreed to a contract with Slovenian basketball league champion Union Olimpija.

The deal is believed to include an opt-out clause that would allow Green to return to the NBA after the lockout is over, where he would be a free agent. Green, 24, appeared in eight games over two stints with the Spurs last season, and also made four postseason appearances.

In May, before the lockout began, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke of Green as a player the team was eager to bring to training camp.

“I like his willingness to let it fly,” Popovich said then. “I put him in some games here and there towards the end of the season and, bam, he didn’t have any problem. He showed a little bit of head for the game. I like what I saw.”

Green is the second player off the Spurs’ 2010-11 roster to flee overseas, joining Chris Quinn, the backup point guard who last month signed a deal to play in Russia.

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