It's no secret that Toronto Raptor Danny Green has been having a rough playoff run on the shooting front. Green's shooting slump is one that the player hasn't been able to overcome as of yet. As much as friends and fans try to encourage him with positive messages, Danny Green says that all the reminders he's getting aren't helping.
Averaging 6.8 points per game shooting 32.5 percent overall and 31.4 percent from three, one could say Green is having a tough time in the shooting department. In the last 10 playoff games, he averaged 5.9 points per game shooting 15 for 55. He's aware of his slump but isn't trying to think about it too much. When asked about it in a recent press conference interview, Green said, "It's hard not to think about it 'cause everybody in the world is telling you, 'Don't think about it.'"
"So everybody that's in my inbox, PSA stop texting me don't think about it just keep shooting, I know that," Green said. He added, "Trust me, I’m going to keep shooting. ‘Don’t think about it.’ I’m trying not to.”
Green came to Toronto having been named on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2017. Plus, who can forget the NBA championship he won alongside Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs in 2014. In Toronto, he made an impact right from the start with the talent and skill he brought to the court and the Raptors game. Known to be a great 2-way player, he did it all on both ends of the court.
This season, Green averaged 10.3 points, 4 rebound and 1.9 assists per game in 27.7 minutes. He shot 46.5 percent overall and an impressive 45.5 percent from the three-point line. Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to find that same success during the Raptors playoff run this year.
However, fans and friends are determined to keep his spirits up by sending positivity his way. According to Green, though, he doesn't need the reminders.
Raptors fans have been vocal on social media, hoping that the player finds his shot and rhythm again to help lead the Raptors to their first ever NBA championship:
For anyone who is seriously concerned that Danny Green's shooting struggles will continue into the finals, remember what he has done in his previous finals appearances. Oh yeah, and he was shooting 3's like these in the gym today: