Free Agent No. 3: Danny Green, Wing
Adrian Griffin’s tenure in Toronto began with the 2018-19 NBA season, which was obviously an important season in the history of the Raptors franchise. Prior to that season, Toronto traded for San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard, and he led a dominant two-way supporting cast to the NBA Finals and the first championship in team history.
The other player who came over in the Kawhi deal was Danny Green, who started all season for the Raptors and provided his career-long combination of wing defense and sharpshooting. He shot 45.5 percent from 3-point range that season, and for his career, he is a 40 percent 3-point shooter on significant volume.
The question for Green is whether he still has enough defensive mobility to survive on the court in the playoffs. He tore his ACL just over a calendar year ago in the playoffs with the Philadelphia 76ers and clearly wasn’t back at 100 percent in the handful of games he played with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the end of the season.
It’s reasonable to think Green can get much of that mobility back as he continues to heal from that injury, and if so, he’s going to be a steal for whichever team signs him in free agency. The Milwaukee Bucks and any contender can use a backup small forward with his pedigree, veteran experience, and shooting ability.