Green, Chasing History, Finds a Home
Kevin Scheitrum wrote this nice piece about the San Antonio Spurs lanky forward, a MUST READ for all Spurs fans.
Over four years at North Carolina – a run that ended with a national championship in 2009 – Danny Green became not only the first UNC player to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals, he became the first player in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference to do it.
Then, after going in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he spent two years trying to convince somebody – anybody – that he could play in the NBA. And it wasn’t until he worked his way through the NBA D-League that anybody did.
Now, of the more than two-dozen former NBA D-League players to crack into the NBA postseason this year, nobody’s shown themselves as well as Green, now a reserve swingman for the San Antonio Spurs. It doesn’t hurt that he’s playing on a team that’s moved through the Playoffs like it’s had a police escort, of course. But Green’s fit his game with perfection into the Spurs’ system, providing a young spark on both ends of the floor for a team that many thought would struggle even making it up and down.
After a regular season that saw him average more than nine points and 3.5 rebounds in 66 games (38 of them starts), he’s been even better in the Playoffs. Through San Antonio’s eight games, he’s put up 10.4 points and 4.0 rebounds with just under a block a game to help the Spurs hit the Western Conference Finals without a blemish.
Read the complete article at NBA.com/dleague
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