Danny Green Believes Spurs Will Be Stronger Next Season

By Michael Rehome

Jun 19, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and shooting guard Danny Green (left) during practice before game seven of the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

I am not going to sit here and reflect back on the season that was.  We all are probably still playing what could of been in our heads to this day.  The San Antonio Spurs though were just moments away from raising another banner in the AT&T Center.

Now that we are deep into the offseason, fans had a chance to ask Danny Green questions via the Spurs official website.  One question that was asked was if the team will use the loss as motivation for the coming season.  Here is what Green had to say:

“I think it will definitely serve as motivation for me and everybody on the team,” Green said during a question and answer with fans on Spurs.com. “Just like the previous year when we lost to (the Oklahoma City Thunder), everyone is going to have a chip on their shoulder. We know how close we were and we let it slip away and we’re going to come back – stronger, better, more experienced. You don’t know how many chances you’re ever going to get at it, so we’re going to take advantage of what we experienced and I’m going to work on things to do better to help my team be where we want to be.”

Green who finished his fourth-year player averaged 10.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 27.5 minutes per game. He also shot 44.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc in 80 starts. During the post season his numbers improved. He averaged 11.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 31.9 minutes per game. He converted career-high shooting percentages from the floor (44.6) and from 3-point range (48.2).

With the Spurs re-signing Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter, they have their nucleus back once again.  We are not that far away folks before training camps start up.  October 29th…..start of the new season.  The drive for five campaign will begin yet again.