5 Reasons the Spurs Must Re-Sign Danny Green

By George Middleton

Danny Green has been a vital part of the Spurs success over the past few seasons. He had a career year last season. Green averaged 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds. The Spurs must re-sign Green for the following reasons:

Mar 29, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green (14) shoots the ball past Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard

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(5) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

1. Three-Point Shooting

Green has been the Spurs biggest three-point threat in the past few seasons. Last year Green made the most three-pointers (191) in a season in franchise history. The previous record was held by Chuck Person in 1996, when he made 190 three-pointers. Green is also a career 42% three-point shooter, which shows that he is truly elite.

2. Defense

Green has emerged into of the more reliable wing defenders in the league, over the past few seasons. Last year Green was one of a few players to average at least 1 block and 1 steal. Green is as reliable on defense as he is on offense.

3. Versatility

Green can play both, the small forward and shooting guard spots. This is crucial as on some nights, Kawhi Leonard defends shooting guards and Green defends small forwards. There aren’t many players in the league that are interchangeable the way Green is.

4. IQ

Being smart on the floor is an important attribute for a player to have and Green certainly has that. Green has a terrific shot selection and doesn’t make many mistakes on defense. In the past two seasons, he has only averaged 1.1 turnovers in each season.

5. Chemistry

Danny Green has been with the Spurs the past five seasons. It appears he has a terrific relationship with all the Spurs players and coach Gregg Popovich. He has also been a key part of their championship in 2014, which only brings a team together.

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