When rookie Danny Green had to fly back to Cleveland after supposedly traveling to Boise, Idaho to play two games with the Erie BayHawks in the D-League Showcase, puzzled reactions ensued.
Why was he called back? Does it involve a trade? Did he not want to go?
Try an injury.
Now the Cavaliers are likely working on possible trades to improve their chances to win a title before LeBron James bolts for who knows where, but one reason Cleveland called Green back was because Jamario Moon has an abdominal injury and is schedule to be out three weeks.
So the Cavs needed to keep a perimeter player. Green is a small forward out of North Carolina.
Having Green would have given the BayHawks a boost, but when it comes to the D-League, its NBA affiliates have to look out for themselves.
In keeping Green, the Cavs are doing that, but don’t count them out in regards to making a deal before the trade deadline next month.