In January 2011, Danny Green was a free agent, having been released by both the Cavaliers and Spurs. Low on the waiver claim list, the Reno Bighorns traded star Patrick Ewing Jr. to the Sioux Falls Skyforce for the rights to Green on Jan. 25.
Eric Musselman, Reno Bighorns Head Coach (2010-11):
"We made the trade against ownership's wishes. They didn't want to get rid of Patrick Ewing, but we told them it was too late; the trade had already been called in.
"We had watched a lot of film [on Green] and talked to a lot of people about him. ... We were shocked that he was in the D-League even for a day. We gave up one of our top players and probably the biggest fan favorite in Reno Bighorns history. But we believed in Danny. We thought it was a perfect fit."
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