After Puzzling Slump, Spurs’ Danny Green Is NBA’s Top 3-Point Shooter

January 14th, 2017 by Mike Monroe Leave a reply »

SAN ANTONIO —  San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green has risen back to the top of the league's most accurate three-point shooters as the NBA regular season is roughly at its midpoint.

The 29-year-old from the University of North Carolina is back on track after what can only be described as an aberration in 2015-16. Last season, he made only 33.2 percent (116-of-349) from beyond the arc.

Green's value as one of the NBA's better perimeter defenders masked his slump. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich values defense above all else. So, Green's spot in the starting lineup was never threatened, nor did the Spurs shop him at the trade deadline. They were on their way to the best regular season in franchise history (67-15).

Still, Green's issues were cause for concern, as a reliable cog in San Antonio's machine was suddenly misfiring badly.

Now, in his sixth full season with the five-time NBA champions, Green is hitting 45.5 percent from long range on 65-of-143 shooting. This is a relief to Spurs fans, who had come to rely on the accuracy that produced an NBA Finals-record 27 three-pointers made (o ...

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