HoopsHype Danny Green rumors

June 20, 2013 Updates

Danny Green, whose red-hot shooting has helped the Spurs battle defending champion Miami to a 3-3 deadlock in the Finals, is dealing with illness on the verge of tonight’s Game 7. “I’m not feeling the best I can,” he said. “A little under the weather.” San Antonio Express-News

June 19, 2013 Updates
June 18, 2013 Updates

Williams played a part in Green's return to San Antonio, too, imploring Popovich to not give up on the player who averaged 13.1 points per game and shot 41.8% from beyond the arc in his senior season with the Tar Heels. "When Pop and I talked for the first time after cutting him ... Pop said, 'He is here in practice and he is acting like he is doing us a favor by being here,' " Williams told USA TODAY Sports. "So it's a little bit of an attitude thing. When you are brought up on a 10-day contract, you had better do everything you can at every second to impress those people, because a 10-day contract is exactly what it sounds like. "We had a talk and we did get into the basketball stuff. It was not that Danny had an attitude, it was just that Danny was not working and doing the things he needed to do. We had a great talk about it, he handled it really well. And when he got that other chance after those conversations, then there was nothing Pop or anyone on his staff could say because then Danny was (as dedicated as) he was with me." USA Today Sports

June 17, 2013 Updates

AJ: "I remember with the Nets, Billy King and I, we were trying convince Pop to cut Danny Green so we could bring him at the time to New Jersey." SAS: "You were trying to hoodwink Pop? AJ: "YES!" (all laugh) SAS: "Oh my goodness! You were trying to hoodwink Pop." AJ: "And Pop said if he has one more bad game we're going to cut him and he made a bunch of threes in this one particular game and he kept him." If so, sounds like January 7, 2012, when Green hit 3 of 4 three pointers on the way to 24 points in 33 minutes. NetsDaily

Ferry saw a lot more than a specialist when he would watch Green as a rookie in Cleveland in 2009-10. He saw athleticism, length and intelligence. "There were many practices that he was second-best player on court (after LeBron James)," Ferry wrote in a text message. ESPN.com

Green hit six three-pointers in San Antonio’s 114-104 victory over Miami on Sunday, helping to deliver a 3-2 series lead as the teams head back to South Florida for Game 6 on Tuesday. His remarkable three-point run now includes 25 makes through the first five games, already an NBA record. He’s currently shooting an unconscious 25-for-38 (65.8) percent from deep in the Finals, yet somehow still manages to find sufficient daylight to launch. “I can’t believe he’s still open at this moment in the series,” Spurs guard Tony Parker declared after Game 5. “They are still trapping me and doubling [Tim Duncan], and Danny is wide open. He’s shooting the ball well. If you are going to leave Danny wide open, he’s going to make threes.” SI.com

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