4. Danny Green
The Spurs did not draft Green, but he transformed into a key cog in San Antonio. The 6’6" wing was a second-round draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009, but he was waived before the start of his second season. The Spurs swooped in and signed him as a free agent and the rest is history.
Green was a key piece of their rotation for seven of the eight years that he was in San Antonio, and he helped them win a championship in 2014. The 6’6" wing was a key shot-maker and defender on that squad, and he believes they were the best of his three championship teams.
Since leaving San Antonio in 2018, Green won back-to-back championships with the Raptors and Lakers before playing for the Sixers, Grizzlies, and Cavaliers. The 35-year-old made the All-Defensive second team in 2017 and has three championship rings. His on-court game is declining, but Green will sign as a valuable end-of-the-bench veteran if he wants to continue playing next season.
Could Danny Green return to the Spurs for his final season? Gregg Popovich would welcome the reunion as he only had glowing things to say about the veteran wing when he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in February.