Let’s face it, Danny Green had a horrible game in the San Antonio Spurs season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 29 minutes of action, he managed just four points, shooting 0-of-5 from three-point range and just 2-of-9 overall.
While players go through shooting slumps during the season, streaks seem to come and go more often for Green. The man is nicknamed “Icy Hot” for a good reason.
He’ll attempt to shake the disappointing debut in the team’s home opener against the Brooklyn Nets. And if history repeats itself, Green should not have a problem finding his rhythm.
In two matchups last season, Green scorched the Nets—and the nets.
During the first meeting, Green came off the bench instead of starting. Nevertheless, it did not seem to bother the guard as he got off to a quick start, finding a rhythm and scoring 21 points—including a 5-of-7 clip from three-point range—in San Antonio’s win.
The next contest took place just a couple weeks later, and Green continued to be a nightmare for the Nets as shown in the accompany video.
Green, who has a somewhat unorthodox shooting form, hit six triples and tallied 20 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking three shots. The shooting guard buried four three-pointers during the fourth quarter, and his trifecta with two seconds remaining in regulation forced overtime.
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If it wasn’t for Green, San Antonio wouldn’t have even had a chance to steal a road victory in the extra period.
Green’s role is simple: Get open. As long as he continues to do that, the shots will eventually fall. A key to Green’s success is that he and the Spurs rarely allow a slump to change the offense. If Green is open, he’s going to get a pass and he’s going to shoot the ball.
Fans have to be excited to hear that the Nets are coming into town, because if the last two outputs are any indication, Green will have a terrific performance on Friday.