Spurs Sign Danny Green
The San Antonio Spurs have signed former UNC standout Danny Green for the remainder of the season. Green played for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2006-2006 and is the only player in ACC history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals. He also played more games (145) and had more wins (123) than any other Tar Heel before him. His team won the NCAA Championship in 2009, the Final Four in 2008 and the Elite Eight in 2007.
Green was drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009 Draft, but saw limited minutes in his 20 games before he was waived. The Spurs added Green to a ten-day contract in November, wherein he saw 3 games.
Green made his return last night, playing 3:46 against the Bobcats.
Mr. Jeffers Goes to Washington
Othyus Jeffers, a frequent name on this report, was signed a ten-day contract with the Washington Wizards. He had previously signed a ten-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs, but logged only 1 game (2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 8 minutes vs. the Heat on 3/4) before being released.
Jeffers now takes his shot with the 16-51 Wizards, who could desperately use his help in a variety of areas. He played 6:42 earlier today against the New Jersey Nets.
Mitchell, Ewing Jr. Named Co-Performers of the Week
Tasmin Mitchell (Erie BayHawks) and Patrick Ewing Jr. (Sioux Falls Skyforce) received honors this week as the D-League Co-Performers of the Week.
Mitchell is one of just nine players in Louisiana State history to play on two SEC championship teams (2006, 2009). Mitchell has been averaging 16.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds a game for the Bayhawks, and has been improving as the season wears on.
Patrick Ewing Jr., a former Georgetown Hoya, has been averaging 19.7 points a game and 10.2 rebounds a game for the Skyforce after having been traded from the Reno Bighorns earlier in the season.
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