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#4 Danny Green
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  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Signed as a free agent in March 2011
  • SG/SF
  • 6'6" / 215lbs
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  • 06/22/1987
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  • 46th pick, 2009
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2009 NBA DraftNBADrafted 46th overall by Cleveland.
25th August, 2009NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
24th February, 2010D-LeagueAssigned by Cleveland to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
28th February, 2010D-LeagueRecalled by Cleveland from Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
19th October, 2010NBAWaived by Cleveland.
17th November, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2012 with San Antonio.
23rd November, 2010NBAWaived by San Antonio.
25th January, 2011D-LeagueAcquired by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
25th January, 2011D-LeagueTraded by Sioux Falls Skyforce to Reno Bighorns in exchange for Patrick Ewing Jr.
16th March, 2011NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2012 with San Antonio.
2nd April, 2011D-LeagueAssigned by San Antonio to Austin Toros of the D-League.
3rd April, 2011D-LeagueRecalled by San Antonio from Austin Toros of the D-League.
13th August, 2011SloveniaSigned for the duration of the NBA lockout with Union Olimpia Ljubljana.
29th November, 2011SloveniaOpted out to return to the NBA.
11th July, 2012NBARe-signed by San Antonio to a three year, $11,287,500 contract.
14th July, 2015NBARe-signed by San Antonio to a four year, $40 million contract. Included player option for 2018/19.
6th November, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by San Antonio to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
6th November, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by San Antonio from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2005 - 2009North Carolina (NCAA)
July 2009Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
August 2009 - October 2010Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
November 2010San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
January 2011 - March 2011Reno Bighorns (D-League)
March 2011 - August 2011San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
August 2011 - November 2011Union Olimpia Ljubljana (Slovenia)
November 2011 - presentSan Antonio Spurs (NBA)

November 2, 2017

Green has had to step up his scoring in the absence of Kawhi Leonard so far this year, and is averaging 11.1 points on 43.5% shooting, numbers more in keeping with his game at its peak. The defence is still there, too, manifest statistically through averages of 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks and 4.1 rebounds per game. There is little competition for minutes at Green’s position right now, and he almost never fouls, which could mean a relatively big night is in order. With the Warriors’ defence as poor as it has been to start the season, maybe this will be the game Green cracks 20.


June 29, 2017

Danny Green
SG/SF, 6’6, 215lbs, 30 years old, 8 years of experience

The defence is as good as ever. The offence, however, is in a two year slump. Green recovered his true shooting percentage a little bit this season, back to .537% from .492% in 2015/16, but it does not compare to the four previous seasons of being between .579% and .600%. Green shot 37.9% from three-point range, itself also an improvement on the year prior but down compared to the four prior to that, and he still cannot be relied upon off the dribble. Still, even if the efficiency never comes back like it did, Green earns his money on defence alone.

Player Plan: Two years with $10 million each remaining, the second being a player option. What was a steal of a contract has become pretty appropriate in light of his offensive regression, and while he will probably play it out, he may have value on the market.


January 5, 2011

Danny Green - Green was waived by the Cavaliers in training camp, but briefly caught on with the Spurs. He scored 6 points in 9 minutes, but was waived in favour of Ime Udoka. After this, Green was in talks to be Joe Crawford's replacement at Serie A side Bancas Teramo, but they were unable to meet his salary demands. Green remains unsigned, and because he was called up to the NBA as recently as two months ago, another call-up could certainly be possible.


September 28, 2010

In his rookie year, Green played only 115 minutes. A large part of the reason why he sat was the presence of Jawad Williams, who took most of whatever available wing minutes there were behind Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon and the guy who left. Hot Wad played 742 minutes on the season, although he did not play them well, shooting below 40% from the field and rarely passing or rebounding. Yet the Cavs benched Green in favour of Williams at almost every possible opportunity, and have brought Williams back with a view to doing it again. Minutes, again, may be tough for Green to find. Even though that guy with the TV show has left, Joey Graham has been brought in to play small forward, and Christian Eyenga has been brought over to begin his transformation into the next Kirk Snyder. Cleveland's small forward and shooting guard rotations are not good, but there are nonetheless many options there. For Green to get any minutes - and for him to even make the roster - he'll need to show he belongs in a mix that already involves Parker, Moon, Graham, Eyenga, Williams and Boobs Gibson.


July 17, 2010

Danny Green

Green barely played in his rookie season, playing only 115 minutes over 20 games. He should benefit next season from the void at small forward that Cleveland now has.