Spurs Re-Sign Danny Green
GUARD SET A FRANCHISE RECORD FOR 3-POINTERS MADE IN A SEASON IN 2014-15
SAN ANTONIO (July 14, 2015) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have re-signed guard Danny Green. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
Last season, the New York native appeared in 81 games, averaging career-bests with 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.25 steals and 1.07 blocks in 28.5 minutes while shooting .436 (322-738) from the field, .418 (191-457) from downtown and a career-best .874 (111-127) from the free throw line. Green ranked seventh in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and eighth in makes while also leading all NBA guards in blocks per game. He was the only guard in the NBA to average at least one steal (1.25) and one block (1.07) per game. His 191 three-pointers made in 2014-15 set a Spurs franchise record for most in a single season.
A six-year NBA veteran, Green originally joined the Spurs as a free agent on March 6, 2011 and re-signed with the Silver and Black on July 11, 2012. In his five seasons with the Spurs, the former North Carolina Tar Heel has appeared in 303 total games, averaging 10.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.05 steals in 25.7 minutes while shooting .440 (1,065-2,418) from the field, .423 (609-1,441) from beyond the arc and .832 (307-369) from the foul line. Among Spurs all-time leaders Green ranks third in three-pointers made (609) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.423). Last season he became the fastest Spurs player to reach 500 three-pointers made in a career.
Green was originally drafted with the 46th pick of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. For his career, he has appeared in 323 NBA games, averaging 9.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.00 steals in 24.4 minutes, while shooting .440 (1,080-2,457) from the field, .420 (615-1,463) from three-point territory and .829 (311-375) from the foul line. His career .420 shooting percentage from beyond the arc ranks sixth in the NBA among active players and currently ranks 12th in NBA history.
Green has seen action in 69 career playoff games, averaging 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.00 blocks in 24.6 minutes. During the 2013 Finals he set an NBA record for three-pointers made in an NBA Finals series of any length, connecting on 27-of-49 (.551) treys. Green is one of seven active players to have won an NCAA Championship and an NBA Championship (Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, Corey Brewer, Marreese Speights, Jason Terry and Nazr Mohammad).