What to Expect From Danny Green in 2015-16

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs signed Danny Green to a 4-year, $40 million contract in the offseason. Many believed that Green would get paid more, as other wings on a similar level (DeMarre Carroll & Khris Middleton) were paid much more. It’s clear that Green took a hometown discount similarly to teammates Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard.

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Green averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2 assists last year. He was almost one of the few players in the league to average at least 1 steal and 1 block. The best part of Green’s game is his three-point shooting. Green made a franchise record 191 three-pointers last season. He is extremely efficient (42%). Green makes little to no mistakes on offense (1.1 to) as well.

Mar 24, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Spurs 101-94. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Green does a lot of things for the Spurs. He can defend either wing spot. Green and Leonard often interchange depending on the matchup.

The versatility Green brings to the Spurs is immeasurable. He has his flaws, such as creating for others and ball-handling, but the Spurs don’t need that from him.

With the additions of LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, Green won’t be asked to have another career year. All the Spurs ask from Green is for him to play his role as one of the best “3-and-D”wings in the league.

This season Green will put up similar numbers to last season. Don’t be surprised if Green eclipses the 200 threes mark and shoots the ball at a higher clip. He will get open looks with all the talent the Spurs have on their roster this upcoming season.

Green will need to be at his best in the playoffs for the Spurs to win the 2016 title.

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