Draft Preview: Danny Green
In an earlier post, we prospected Omri Casspi. The problem with Casspi is that he might not be around at pick 37. After players withdraw their names, he’ll probably mock up into the first round. So if the Spurs do target a small forward, they may have to look at second and third options.
The next two most intriguing wing players are Danny Green and Vladimir Dasic. To my mind, they’re small forward prospects 1B and 1C. This morning we’ll look at Green.
Danny Green has made a name for himself as the other guy at UNC–the one who likes to dance. What I like most about Green is that he’s worked hard to improve his jumper, becoming a good catch and shoot player. And he’s known for his defense. He’s 6’6”, a sturdy 210 lbs, and is said to have a 6’10” wingspan (we’ll see). Those all sound like things the Spurs could use. My only complaint is that he isn’t taller—the Spurs continue to lack length on the wing. Nevertheless, he has definitely entered the fray as a player we should keep our eyes on.
Typically, I’d post video so you could see him in action. Unfortunately, there isn’t much quality video available of Green. If our readers knows of video that does a good job highlighting his skills, please provide a house number and street name in the comments. If I’ve missed a good clip, I’ll promote it to this space.