Kawhi Leonard shocked Lakers Nation by signing with the Clippers. However, just afterward, the Los Angeles Lakers signed his longtime teammate, Danny Green.
Even though Kawhi Leonard may have played the Los Angeles Lakers and their front office, they bounced back from it – big time. The first sign was Danny Green agreeing to a two-year, $30 million contract almost virtually at the same time it was announced that Leonard would by signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Picking up Green was a huge acquisition for the team. Many of their other free agent signings were solid, but few, if any of them, have the skills or other intangibles that Green possesses. In addition, it has been reported that the Dallas Mavericks were interested in the former Toronto Raptor, but he decided on the purple and gold, which helps soften the blow the team’s front office took when Leonard spurned them.
It was a big step in the Lakers’ long and hard journey back to relevance and title contention, but it should pay off, perhaps big time.
Green has been around the league for a while now and has accomplished a good deal. He will bring a good deal of value to the table for a team that is looking to win its first world championship in what would be a full decade.
There are four things in particular that Green will help the Lakers with, and that we’ll look forward to seeing from him these next two seasons. Here are four reasons why Danny Green was their best signing.