The Spurs sign Danny Green
The San Antonio Spurs have added Danny Green to their roster. Green spent his rookie season as a young, developing g/f for the Cavaliers–back when Danny Ferry was still at the helm. His numbers are underwhelming–2.0 points in just 5.8 minutes a game–but Ferry is, perhaps, the most informed man alive regarding Danny Green’s potential.Â Given the current availability of proven vets such as Jarvis Hayes and Ime Udoka, it’s striking that the Spurs are high enough on Green to pass over more accomplished players.
Green, for what it’s worth, was a fascination of mine at the 2009 predraft camp. His most attractive attribute then and, I suspect, now is his body. Coming into the league, there were hopes that Green could become a lockdown defender due to his athleticism and long arms.
What I find most intriguing about this move is the Spurs’ continued pursuit of youth. There was a time when Jarvis Hayes or Ime Udoka would have been the free agent signing of choice for the Spurs. But these days the front office is committed to identifying young talent. And Green has been tapped as the next let’s-see-what-the-kids-got roster experiment.
With James Anderson out, and no other small forward beside Richard Jefferson on roster, Danny Green should receive some playing time in the coming games–unless Popovich decides to run 20 minutes of small-ball each night, which, as we know, may be too tempting for him to pass up.