The San Antonio Spurs have been a surprising team to many people this season with a 47-14 record heading into play on Wednesday night. There could be one player who picks up a lot of slack in the absence of Tony Parker for the Spurs: Danny Green. Green is averaging over ten points a game for San Antonio this season and with Parker out for a month, he is going to be expected to play even more minutes than he is now.
Green is averaging around 26 minutes a game over the last two weeks while scoring just over 13 points a game. The injury to Parker may force the Spurs to have a lineup with two shooting guards in it and that means more of Green. He is proving in his fourth year in the NBA that he can be a very quality player for years to come. This has to be the time, though, where he steps up his game and makes a run at being a starter by next season.
He has scored in double figures during the last two games and after scoring more than15 points a game in February, he has turned a corner. The Spurs are looking like a team that could end up being the top seed in the Western Conference after all, but for that to happen, it is going to be up to Green to fill in for Parker and provide the same spark that Parker usually brings to the court.
It won’t be an easy task, but with Green’s recent play, it looks like something that can be done.