“Worked on everything. I assume that teams will probably try to make me do something different than shoot from behind the arch so I have to knock down a pull-up, finish at the rim and in the paint with floaters and different kinds of things,” said Green.
Many times when Danny Green got out front on a fast break, I would say, "Well, he's about to blow this layup." And then I was right.
Agree with MOlsen that consistency is definitely one of the top things Danny has to be. His ball handling is still a concern even if he worked on it like crazy during the off season. At this level and at this stage of a guys career like Danny, he mostly is what he is when it comes to a ball handler. Dramatic improvement, which is needed so he can create his own shot, dribble out of traps and get to the hole, is an incremental thing.
IMHO, best case scenario for Danny this year is that he is able to do a few things consistently:
1) Hit the 3
2) When there is an opening in the lane, explode and get to the hole fast
3) In traffic, more effectively make the 2-4 dribbles necessary to run his man into the screen, pull up and drain the shot-whether it's mid range or the 3.
I think if Danny really works big time on his handle annually, he is about 3-4 years away from being a more complete 2 guard.
I know he'll be a strong defender and a great rebounder for a 2 guard.
I'd also like to see him work more on his passing (especially when he's under duress) so he doesn't turn it over.
I like his humility and work ethic. I just don't think we should expect Danny to have the more well rounded offensive game of say a Marco or Manu at this stage. Improvement over last season in those areas mentioned above will be welcomed enough.
Consistency. That is the key. Not icy-hot.Danny needs to consistently hit shots, both behind the 3 point line, and closer to the basket. A 2-guard can't be a 1-trick pony on this team.
@BurkhartBrandon Heh:) Same here. What are the 6 words that scare Spurs fans the most? "Danny Green is running the point."