Los Angeles Lakers: Three most disappointing players this season

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2. Danny Green

Following the disappointing news of Kawhi Leonard’s intention to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, Rob Pelinka wasted no time with plan B. His first move was the signing of Leonard’s teammate Danny Green. Green was exactly the type of guy that the Lakers were looking for: a sharpshooting three-and-D wing with championship experience.

Danny Green started the season white hot in the Lakers’ loss to the Clippers in his first game with his new team. Since then, Green has been mediocre at best. His 3-point shooting has been extremely streaky and his lack of scoring ability has occasionally hurt the starting lineup. Luckily for the Lakers, Danny Green’s defense has been pretty consistent with the exception of his occasional over-helping on dribble penetration.

As the season progresses, Green’s usage should improve as he gets accustomed to his role. Thus far, Frank Vogel and LeBron James have been running Green around screens, putting Green in situations he has not found himself in much in the past. Danny Green is at his best when he has his shoulders squared when he shoots the basketball. Once James and Green better comprehend each other’s tendencies they should be able to thrive on one another.