With the red-hot Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City Thunder coming into town, the San Antonio Spurs will need all their weapons to fend off the oncoming storm. One weapon the Spurs won’t have or miss be will be Danny Green.
The most valuable player in the NBA has not been decided yet, but it is pretty clear-cut to see who would receive the least valuable player award — at least for the Spurs. Before Green’s injury occurred, the Spurs had been let down by the drastic contrast between the player they saw in the NBA Finals meeting with the Miami Heat and the timid player that showed up this season.
On four different occasions, Green had managed to finish with zero points and failed to break the double-digit scoring mark 27 times this season. His 56 three-point-field goal makes this year are only one more than his total for all of last year’s playoffs. In two previous meetings with the Thunder, Green scored a combined total of 11 points on 1-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.
After setting the record for most three pointers made in an NBA Finals series last year, Danny Green has looked more like the second-year player the Spurs brought in and cut in the 2010-11 season. His inconsistency and lack of confidence has led his value to the team drop dramatically. Hopefully for the Spurs and himself, Green can come off his current injury with the same fire he showed the world last season or his fate may look similar to his first go-round with the organization.