San Antonio Spurs: Danny Green is active at All-Star Weekend
By Dylan Carter
While he may not be a member of the San Antonio Spurs anymore, fan favorite shooting guard Danny Green has his hands all over the NBA’s 2019 All-Star Weekend.
After eight seasons as a core member of the San Antonio Spurs, 3&D specialist Danny Green is on to the next stage of his career in Toronto. The 31-year-old is a starter on one of the Eastern Conference’s best team while reestablishing himself as an elite three-point sniper and perimeter defender. Although he’s moved on to the next stage of his professional career, Green is still a beloved figure in the Alamo City.
The former Spur has begun to develop a voice outside of the game itself, hosting a podcast entitled ‘Inside the Green Room with Danny Green.’ During his return to San Antonio in the beginning of January, Green brought Spurs small forward Rudy Gay on the show to discuss life as a pro and the random happenings of the league. As a true embodiment of professionalism, Green has maintained a positive relationship with San Antonio in spite of the trade that shipped him away in the summer.
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Green is representing himself extremely well at All-Star weekend, commentating over the Rising Stars Game on Friday Night while conducting various All-Star interviews and remaining active in the North Carolina community. Famous for the Tar Heel Triple during his time with the Spurs, Green is notoriously connected to his alma matter, the University of North Carolina.
In addition to his activity on the media end of the spectrum, Green will participate in the 2019 Three-Point Shootout on Saturday evening. After a noticeable fall off in three-point efficiency during his final seasons in San Antonio, Green is back on track after a change of scenery. He’s shooting 42.1 percent from three-point land this season with a career-high effective field goal percentage of 58.7.
Competition is tough this year with Seth and Stephen Curry suiting up in front of their hometown crowd. As representation of the Charlotte Hornets, Kemba Walker is slated to shoot in this year’s competition alongside Damian Lillard, Joe Harris, Devin Booker, Buddy Hield, Khris Middleton and Dirk Nowitzki.
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Standout forward Davis Bertans probably deserved a nod this season, but the lengthy forward will use his snub as motivation going forward. Spurs representation is underwhelming at this year’s All-Star weekend but LaMarcus Aldridge will suit up for the weekend’s most important event: the 2019 All-Star Game.