SportsCastr • Danny Green Critical To Lakers Success This Season
Purchase Tix chevron_right
tix 0
Need More Bucks chevron_right

Need more bucks to cash out

You need at least 2,500 Bucks to submit a cash out request. Earn Bucks by going live and earning Digital Gifts and Tips from your viewers. You can either earn FANZ or Bucks from streams, update this in your account settings.

Got it, Thanks! Open Account Settings
Cash out bucks chevron_right
complete

Cashout request submitted

We will review your cash out request and respond or make payment to within 2 business days.

Got it, Thanks!
Cash Out Bucks chevron_right

Cash Out Bucks

Your 0 Bucks will be converted into $0.00. We will send your payment to a PayPal address of your choosing.

Cash Out Bucks Nevermind, go back
Cash Out Bucks chevron_right

Enter PayPal information

After reviewing your cash out request, we will send your cash to the PayPal account you enter below.

Cash Out Bucks Nevermind, go back
Purchase Successful chevron_right

You bought 0 Tix!

Your purchase was successful. Your TIX have been credited to your account and are ready to use.

Got it, Thanks!
Need More Tix chevron_right
tix 0
tix 0,000

You need more Tix!

You need at least more Tix to gift this.
Please get more Tix to continue.

Get More Tix
Need More Tix chevron_right
tix 0
tix 0,000

You need more Tix!

You need at least more Tix to gift this.
Please get more Tix to continue.

Get More Tix
Send This Gift? chevron_left
tix 0
tix 0,000

Send

Would you like to send this gift to @LakersNation? Tix will be removed from your balance.

Send This Gift Send & Don't Show Again
Send This Tip? chevron_left
tix 0
tix 0,000

Send Tip

Would you like to send this tip to @LakersNation? Tix will be removed from your balance.

Send Tip Send & Don't Show Again
Send A Gift Send A Tip chevron_right
tix 0
hide
tix50
up

Suggested Tips

10 20 50 100 200
Send Tip
home Home continue
Go Live continue
profile Sign In / Sign Up continue
leaderboard Leaderboard continue
notifications Notifications
1
help Help continue
apple Download iOS App continue
info_circle Learn More continue
legal Legal continue
Danny Green Critical To Lakers Success This Season
AWAY
HOME
0
0
Unknown
0
0
expand collapse
closed_captionclosed_caption_off
more_horizSee More
tip_leader
play_arrow pause
sound_mute sound_down sound_up
/
play_arrow pause
expand collapse
more_horizSee More
shareShare
sendSend
bucksSend Cash
tix20
tix50
tix100
tix200
tix200
tix400
tix1,000
tix2,000
tix4,000
Tip Leaderboard
tip_leader
continue
Other Commentary
community
continue
chat Switch To Chat continue
00:00:06
Hello Lakers Nation.
00:00:07
Trevor Lane here, senior writer for lakers nation dot com And this is the Lakers Nation news feed.
00:00:12
We're continuing our series, breaking down each Lakers player heading up to the start of training camp.
00:00:18
Can't wait.
00:00:19
Just itching for some Lakers basketball and we're almost there.
00:00:23
We've almost made it today.
00:00:25
We're gonna talk about a guy I'm super excited about.
00:00:27
Danny Green thrilled that the Lakers were able to get him.
00:00:30
Maybe they spent a little bit much.
00:00:32
We'll talk all about it in just a moment.
00:00:34
First quick shot onto our sponsor up time energy drinks.
00:00:37
So energy should feel finding that 7 11 GNC and amazon dot com.
00:00:42
And, of course, your home for online gambling.
00:00:44
Bet online dot a g Just head over to bet online Dotty G punching that promo code C l n s 50 and you get a 50% bonus on your first deposits.
00:00:54
Make sure you check that out.
00:00:56
So Danny Green, right after the quiet decision came down, the quite mayor came to an end.
00:01:02
Unfortunately, didn't go.
00:01:03
The Lakers wake Why Leonard winds up signing with the Clippers and he brings Paul George with them What? Tampering.
00:01:10
Yeah, there was probably some tampering going on there, but assumes that happened.
00:01:15
That triggered a series of events.
00:01:17
The Lakers had all of these, these these backup moves, these fail safe.
00:01:20
So we're all set up ready to go in the event that CO I didn't pick the Lakers, which, unfortunately, he didn't. I've.
00:01:27
And so good credits rob placate credit to the Lakers front office for being prepared for that eventuality.
00:01:33
And so they then triggered that series of events, and one of them was signing Danny Green, which happened very, very quickly right after the quite decision came down to a two year deal at about 30 million total almost 15 million per year for this contract.
00:01:47
Solid deal for him.
00:01:48
When you look at what he can do, you look at what he did last season.
00:01:51
He was one of the best shooting players in the N B.
00:01:55
A period.
00:01:56
We're looking at three point percentage, 46% from three.
00:01:59
I believe that was second in the N B A last season.
00:02:02
Incredible stuff from him.
00:02:03
He's a solid defender on the wing, a guy who plays within himself.
00:02:07
He knows what his game is this is a guy who is a catch and shoot specialist.
00:02:12
He is one of the best three nd players in the n b A, and we look at how valuable three Andy players are right now.
00:02:19
He doesn't try to do too much with the basketball, doesn't write up a tone of turnovers.
00:02:23
Does have a few mean 30.
00:02:25
9 per game less.
00:02:26
He's not terrible, but for a guy who just catches and shoots, pretty much that says, it's a little bit higher than you would like to see. But not terrible.
00:02:33
UH, complaints.
00:02:34
All the defense can pick up.
00:02:35
Steals can block shots.
00:02:37
He's got just enough length to be a little bit of, ah, of a difference maker there. Fact.
00:02:42
Block 0.
00:02:43
7 per game last season, 1.
00:02:44
1 the season before.
00:02:45
That doesn't play a ton of minutes.
00:02:47
27.
00:02:48
7 for the Raptors last season, His 32 years old Not too worried about that.
00:02:53
His game isn't based on athleticism all that much defensively, as he does need to be able to slide and stay in front of guys and everything, but he's pretty much set up as a guy who is going to score.
00:03:04
He's He's one of those players that is better on a good team than he ever would be on a bad team.
00:03:09
This is a guy who thrives when defense is air, paying attention to other players and forgetting about him.
00:03:14
And then boom.
00:03:15
Next thing you know, the ball is kicked out to him and he's burying a triple in your face.
00:03:19
That's what Danny Green does.
00:03:20
That's what he is is so exceptional at.
00:03:23
In fact, he took almost eight shots per game last season in five and 1/2 of them were threes, so most of his shots are three's.
00:03:31
He doesn't do a whole lot else, rarely gets to the free throw line.
00:03:34
But he's so good at knocking in those threes.
00:03:37
And he's such an important floor space, sir, that his numbers are off the charts.
00:03:41
In fact, if you want to go to ESPN Israel plus minus stat last season he ranked first among shooting guards.
00:03:48
That's right.
00:03:49
First, we're talking about a category that's got guys like James Harden in it, and Danny Green ranked first in real plus minus as the most efficient player there.
00:03:58
No but go back a season.
00:04:00
This is the dangerous part.
00:04:01
Go back his season and Danny Green slips all the way to 21st among shooting guards.
00:04:05
Why, you asked? Well, his three point percentage dipped in his final season with the Spurs, the 36%.
00:04:11
This is why the Spurs were willing to throw him in to the Kwai Leonard deal.
00:04:15
Remember, they traded Kawai and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors, gave up both those players, and both turned out to be tremendously valuable for the Raptors.
00:04:24
But they did all that in order to get to Mark Rosen and Yakup Fertile.
00:04:28
But the Spurs at the time were thinking, This guy's a 36% shooter from three.
00:04:32
And then he goes over to the Raptors, and next thing you know, he upset a full 10%.
00:04:37
He goes up to 46% at 46%.
00:04:39
Danny Green is an insane bargain at 15 million at 36% not so much.
00:04:45
That's a big, big difference, not just in terms of how many threes he actually makes, but in terms of how defense's have to defend you.
00:04:53
If you were a 36% shooting from three.
00:04:55
Defense is yes, they're going to get out to cover you.
00:04:58
But it's not life or death at 46% Defense's airplane ing for you.
00:05:03
They are worried about what you're going to do out there on the floor, and you are opening up a ton of space for other players down in the post.
00:05:09
So that's gonna be critical for the Lakers.
00:05:10
The Lakers need to get the 46% Dany Greene.
00:05:13
How realistic is that? Not very.
00:05:15
They're probably not literally getting 46% dating Green because that was the best shooting season of his career by a solid amount.
00:05:23
But if you could get even 40% if you could get a 40% shooter from three, that makes a big, big difference.
00:05:29
And that makes him an extremely valuable player.
00:05:32
Again, though, we're gonna be keeping an eye on that shooting percentage and hope that it doesn't slip too much from his time with the Raptor.
00:05:38
Hopefully, the Lakers aren't buying high here on Danny Greene.
00:05:41
If he can continue shooting at that level and look and playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, he should get plenty open looks.
00:05:48
But if he can keep shooting at a solid level, this is a guy who can be a sneaky, good contributor to the team.
00:05:54
This is a guy who can make a major difference without it really showing up in the box score.
00:05:59
He just does such a good job at doing everything so efficiently that he makes a big difference without having to put up a ton of counting stats.
00:06:07
So when you look at the boxing or don't look at and go what this guy only scored 10.
00:06:10
3 points per game.
00:06:11
He's not very good one of the Lakers doing.
00:06:13
That's not his style.
00:06:15
This isn't a guy who's gonna have a super high usage rate that's gonna have the ball in his hands all the time.
00:06:20
That's gonna be creating a tunnel.
00:06:21
Looks for teammates or anything like that.
00:06:23
The brilliance of his game is in the simplicity, so that's what you're looking for when you are watching a guy like Danny Green play.
00:06:29
Unfortunately, we're going to get to watch him play.
00:06:32
It just went a week and 1/2.
00:06:34
Now we're almost there.
00:06:36
So close, so close.
00:06:37
The Lakers basketball again so How does he fit in on this team? Will, most likely the Lakers paying in 15 year.
00:06:43
He's gonna be your starting to Danny Green's going to be your starting shooting guard.
00:06:47
He's also critical because the Lakers don't really have a true backup.
00:06:51
Three.
00:06:52
At this point, you've got LeBron James of the three.
00:06:54
Maybe you can throw some minutes to Taelon Horton Tucker there, but that's kind of a last resort in my book.
00:06:59
He's so young and he's a rookie.
00:07:01
You don't want to throw a big roll onto him.
00:07:03
Cosmo can slide up there and play a few minutes.
00:07:06
Most likely, though, you're going to see Danny Green sliding down and playing some minutes at the three.
00:07:10
Fortunately, I think he can handle it.
00:07:12
He 66 He's long and linking enough to where he can do it.
00:07:16
I don't think you want to doing it all the time, but I think he can handle playing some minutes at the three.
00:07:21
He's also gonna be tasked with defending the other team's best perimeter player in in most nights, so Danny Green will probably play some three, but a lot of time at the two and I think it's gonna be really important for the Lakers to understand that Danny Green is a good defender, but he doesn't cure everything.
00:07:39
That's not what he does.
00:07:40
He's a great team system defender.
00:07:42
This is a guy who can be a perfect fit in a team concept.
00:07:47
He's not going to mess anything up out there, and he can make things a lot better.
00:07:51
But again, just like on the offensive end, if you have a really good defensive team that maximizes Danny Greene's defense of potential, that turns him into another level defender.
00:08:00
This compared to if you're asking him to recover and make, reads for multiple players at once and drop off of his man cause somebody else blew coverage somewhere else.
00:08:09
That's asking Danny Green, Did you do too much? You ask him to play within a system, and he could do that very, very well.
00:08:15
And that's why I think it's gonna be really important to the Lakers.
00:08:17
Focus on the defensive end of the floor.
00:08:19
In order to get the most out of guys like Danny Green, Look, we know LeBron James is gonna start small forward.
00:08:25
Is he a plus defender At this point, I mean, he's an average defender.
00:08:30
It's not terrible, but we know he's conserving energy for the offensive end.
00:08:34
Maybe he can spend a little bit more energy on the defensive end this season.
00:08:38
Now that a D is in town.
00:08:40
Anthony Davis has said he wants to be defensive player of the year.
00:08:43
That's amazing.
00:08:44
That's a great mind set for him to have, and hopefully that mentality will bleed through to the rest of the team.
00:08:49
But she is now apparently going to be the leader of it.
00:08:51
Seems like LeBron is kind of ceding control to a D.
00:08:54
But outside that, Who are you gonna put alongside those guys? LeBron can be an okay defender, E d, I think, has the potential to be a great defender.
00:09:02
Danny Green could be a very good team. Team defender.
00:09:05
Who's gonna be the five? Who's gonna be the one? What are the other pieces out there on the floor? If it's Quinn Cook, you get a lot of shooting, but not a lot of defense does that.
00:09:13
Then take away from Danny Greene's effectiveness because he's busy trying to cover for Quinn Cook.
00:09:18
That's a possibility something for Frank Vogel to take a look at anything on the back line.
00:09:23
Is JaVale McGee the better defensive player, or is it Dwight Howard? Statistically, there's somewhat close, although jail is actually a bit better.
00:09:30
A za rim protector.
00:09:31
At least last season he was.
00:09:32
But neither one is quite as good of a defender as you would think.
00:09:36
So what do you do? And then what happens in small ball items when you run Kyle Cruise Mount there? These are all things that Frank Vogel is gonna have to figure out, because it's gonna be important that you not just get the most out of each player, but you figure out the chemistry within the team and Danny Green can be that guy.
00:09:53
He can be that glue guy to keep everything held together, but he's gotta have the right pieces around him.
00:09:58
You can't throw him out there and expect him to do everything.
00:10:01
He can't solve all your shooting problems.
00:10:03
He can't solve all of your defense and problems.
00:10:06
But if you take steps in both of those areas, he can get you give you that boost to put you over the top.
00:10:12
I hope that makes sense.
00:10:13
That's the basic assessment I've got of.
00:10:16
Ah, Danny Green can be a key piece.
00:10:18
I'm really thrilled to watch him this season because I think that he's one of those guys you gotta pay extra attention to in order to understand just how brilliant of a basketball player he really is.
00:10:28
All right, guys, for more on Danny Green and everything else going on in the world.
00:10:32
The Los Angeles Lakers Make sure you head over to lakers nation dot com your own for everything Lakers And don't forget followers on social media Confined.
00:10:39
It's at Lakers Nation on Twitter and Facebook at Lakers Nation official on Instagram and hit that subscribe button on the Lakers nation YouTube channel because we're gonna have all kinds of great videos coming out as we get closer and closer to the season.
00:10:52
And then once we start the preseason tons of stuff to talk about again, we're almost there.
00:10:57
Lakers basketball is almost back. I'm thrilled.
00:11:00
Let me know.
00:11:01
Guys, let me know what you think about season coming up.
00:11:03
Let me know what you think about Danny Greene and what his role is gonna be this season.
00:11:07
Fire off.
00:11:08
You're taking the comments down below.
00:11:09
I love going through and reading all of them.
00:11:12
All right, guys, Till next time my name's Trevor Lane, Toss me a follow at Trevor.
00:11:15
Underscore laying on Twitter, CIA.
Donations Disabled chevron_right
bucks
Send a Cash Donation

You may not donate or send yourself gifts Ok, understood

Donate chevron_right
bucks
Send a Cash Donation

Send a donation to this broadcaster using your credit card.

Make Payment Now
tix
or Send a Gift

Send a virtual gift using credits called Tix. What's this?

Tix Balance: tix 0

Click Here to purchase more Tix.

tix20
tix50
tix100
tix200
tix200
tix400
tix1,000
tix2,000
tix4,000
Learn More About Gifts
Purchase Tix chevron_right
tix 0
tix220
$2.99
tix380
$4.99
tix800
$9.99
tix2.1k
$24.99
tix4.3k
$49.99
tix9.1k
$99.99
tix14.3k
$149.99
tix30k
$299.99

Danny Green Critical To Lakers Success This Season

833 Views
Trevor Lane @LakersNation

Transcript hideup

00:00:06
Hello Lakers Nation.
00:00:07
Trevor Lane here, senior writer for lakers nation dot com And this is the Lakers Nation news feed.
00:00:12
We're continuing our series, breaking down each Lakers player heading up to the start of training camp.
00:00:18
Can't wait.
00:00:19
Just itching for some Lakers basketball and we're almost there.
00:00:23
We've almost made it today.
00:00:25
We're gonna talk about a guy I'm super excited about.
00:00:27
Danny Green thrilled that the Lakers were able to get him.
00:00:30
Maybe they spent a little bit much.
00:00:32
We'll talk all about it in just a moment.
00:00:34
First quick shot onto our sponsor up time energy drinks.
00:00:37
So energy should feel finding that 7 11 GNC and amazon dot com.
00:00:42
And, of course, your home for online gambling.
00:00:44
Bet online dot a g Just head over to bet online Dotty G punching that promo code C l n s 50 and you get a 50% bonus on your first deposits.
00:00:54
Make sure you check that out.
00:00:56
So Danny Green, right after the quiet decision came down, the quite mayor came to an end.
00:01:02
Unfortunately, didn't go.
00:01:03
The Lakers wake Why Leonard winds up signing with the Clippers and he brings Paul George with them What? Tampering.
00:01:10
Yeah, there was probably some tampering going on there, but assumes that happened.
00:01:15
That triggered a series of events.
00:01:17
The Lakers had all of these, these these backup moves, these fail safe.
00:01:20
So we're all set up ready to go in the event that CO I didn't pick the Lakers, which, unfortunately, he didn't. I've.
00:01:27
And so good credits rob placate credit to the Lakers front office for being prepared for that eventuality.
00:01:33
And so they then triggered that series of events, and one of them was signing Danny Green, which happened very, very quickly right after the quite decision came down to a two year deal at about 30 million total almost 15 million per year for this contract.
00:01:47
Solid deal for him.
00:01:48
When you look at what he can do, you look at what he did last season.
00:01:51
He was one of the best shooting players in the N B.
00:01:55
A period.
00:01:56
We're looking at three point percentage, 46% from three.
00:01:59
I believe that was second in the N B A last season.
00:02:02
Incredible stuff from him.
00:02:03
He's a solid defender on the wing, a guy who plays within himself.
00:02:07
He knows what his game is this is a guy who is a catch and shoot specialist.
00:02:12
He is one of the best three nd players in the n b A, and we look at how valuable three Andy players are right now.
00:02:19
He doesn't try to do too much with the basketball, doesn't write up a tone of turnovers.
00:02:23
Does have a few mean 30.
00:02:25
9 per game less.
00:02:26
He's not terrible, but for a guy who just catches and shoots, pretty much that says, it's a little bit higher than you would like to see. But not terrible.
00:02:33
UH, complaints.
00:02:34
All the defense can pick up.
00:02:35
Steals can block shots.
00:02:37
He's got just enough length to be a little bit of, ah, of a difference maker there. Fact.
00:02:42
Block 0.
00:02:43
7 per game last season, 1.
00:02:44
1 the season before.
00:02:45
That doesn't play a ton of minutes.
00:02:47
27.
00:02:48
7 for the Raptors last season, His 32 years old Not too worried about that.
00:02:53
His game isn't based on athleticism all that much defensively, as he does need to be able to slide and stay in front of guys and everything, but he's pretty much set up as a guy who is going to score.
00:03:04
He's He's one of those players that is better on a good team than he ever would be on a bad team.
00:03:09
This is a guy who thrives when defense is air, paying attention to other players and forgetting about him.
00:03:14
And then boom.
00:03:15
Next thing you know, the ball is kicked out to him and he's burying a triple in your face.
00:03:19
That's what Danny Green does.
00:03:20
That's what he is is so exceptional at.
00:03:23
In fact, he took almost eight shots per game last season in five and 1/2 of them were threes, so most of his shots are three's.
00:03:31
He doesn't do a whole lot else, rarely gets to the free throw line.
00:03:34
But he's so good at knocking in those threes.
00:03:37
And he's such an important floor space, sir, that his numbers are off the charts.
00:03:41
In fact, if you want to go to ESPN Israel plus minus stat last season he ranked first among shooting guards.
00:03:48
That's right.
00:03:49
First, we're talking about a category that's got guys like James Harden in it, and Danny Green ranked first in real plus minus as the most efficient player there.
00:03:58
No but go back a season.
00:04:00
This is the dangerous part.
00:04:01
Go back his season and Danny Green slips all the way to 21st among shooting guards.
00:04:05
Why, you asked? Well, his three point percentage dipped in his final season with the Spurs, the 36%.
00:04:11
This is why the Spurs were willing to throw him in to the Kwai Leonard deal.
00:04:15
Remember, they traded Kawai and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors, gave up both those players, and both turned out to be tremendously valuable for the Raptors.
00:04:24
But they did all that in order to get to Mark Rosen and Yakup Fertile.
00:04:28
But the Spurs at the time were thinking, This guy's a 36% shooter from three.
00:04:32
And then he goes over to the Raptors, and next thing you know, he upset a full 10%.
00:04:37
He goes up to 46% at 46%.
00:04:39
Danny Green is an insane bargain at 15 million at 36% not so much.
00:04:45
That's a big, big difference, not just in terms of how many threes he actually makes, but in terms of how defense's have to defend you.
00:04:53
If you were a 36% shooting from three.
00:04:55
Defense is yes, they're going to get out to cover you.
00:04:58
But it's not life or death at 46% Defense's airplane ing for you.
00:05:03
They are worried about what you're going to do out there on the floor, and you are opening up a ton of space for other players down in the post.
00:05:09
So that's gonna be critical for the Lakers.
00:05:10
The Lakers need to get the 46% Dany Greene.
00:05:13
How realistic is that? Not very.
00:05:15
They're probably not literally getting 46% dating Green because that was the best shooting season of his career by a solid amount.
00:05:23
But if you could get even 40% if you could get a 40% shooter from three, that makes a big, big difference.
00:05:29
And that makes him an extremely valuable player.
00:05:32
Again, though, we're gonna be keeping an eye on that shooting percentage and hope that it doesn't slip too much from his time with the Raptor.
00:05:38
Hopefully, the Lakers aren't buying high here on Danny Greene.
00:05:41
If he can continue shooting at that level and look and playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, he should get plenty open looks.
00:05:48
But if he can keep shooting at a solid level, this is a guy who can be a sneaky, good contributor to the team.
00:05:54
This is a guy who can make a major difference without it really showing up in the box score.
00:05:59
He just does such a good job at doing everything so efficiently that he makes a big difference without having to put up a ton of counting stats.
00:06:07
So when you look at the boxing or don't look at and go what this guy only scored 10.
00:06:10
3 points per game.
00:06:11
He's not very good one of the Lakers doing.
00:06:13
That's not his style.
00:06:15
This isn't a guy who's gonna have a super high usage rate that's gonna have the ball in his hands all the time.
00:06:20
That's gonna be creating a tunnel.
00:06:21
Looks for teammates or anything like that.
00:06:23
The brilliance of his game is in the simplicity, so that's what you're looking for when you are watching a guy like Danny Green play.
00:06:29
Unfortunately, we're going to get to watch him play.
00:06:32
It just went a week and 1/2.
00:06:34
Now we're almost there.
00:06:36
So close, so close.
00:06:37
The Lakers basketball again so How does he fit in on this team? Will, most likely the Lakers paying in 15 year.
00:06:43
He's gonna be your starting to Danny Green's going to be your starting shooting guard.
00:06:47
He's also critical because the Lakers don't really have a true backup.
00:06:51
Three.
00:06:52
At this point, you've got LeBron James of the three.
00:06:54
Maybe you can throw some minutes to Taelon Horton Tucker there, but that's kind of a last resort in my book.
00:06:59
He's so young and he's a rookie.
00:07:01
You don't want to throw a big roll onto him.
00:07:03
Cosmo can slide up there and play a few minutes.
00:07:06
Most likely, though, you're going to see Danny Green sliding down and playing some minutes at the three.
00:07:10
Fortunately, I think he can handle it.
00:07:12
He 66 He's long and linking enough to where he can do it.
00:07:16
I don't think you want to doing it all the time, but I think he can handle playing some minutes at the three.
00:07:21
He's also gonna be tasked with defending the other team's best perimeter player in in most nights, so Danny Green will probably play some three, but a lot of time at the two and I think it's gonna be really important for the Lakers to understand that Danny Green is a good defender, but he doesn't cure everything.
00:07:39
That's not what he does.
00:07:40
He's a great team system defender.
00:07:42
This is a guy who can be a perfect fit in a team concept.
00:07:47
He's not going to mess anything up out there, and he can make things a lot better.
00:07:51
But again, just like on the offensive end, if you have a really good defensive team that maximizes Danny Greene's defense of potential, that turns him into another level defender.
00:08:00
This compared to if you're asking him to recover and make, reads for multiple players at once and drop off of his man cause somebody else blew coverage somewhere else.
00:08:09
That's asking Danny Green, Did you do too much? You ask him to play within a system, and he could do that very, very well.
00:08:15
And that's why I think it's gonna be really important to the Lakers.
00:08:17
Focus on the defensive end of the floor.
00:08:19
In order to get the most out of guys like Danny Green, Look, we know LeBron James is gonna start small forward.
00:08:25
Is he a plus defender At this point, I mean, he's an average defender.
00:08:30
It's not terrible, but we know he's conserving energy for the offensive end.
00:08:34
Maybe he can spend a little bit more energy on the defensive end this season.
00:08:38
Now that a D is in town.
00:08:40
Anthony Davis has said he wants to be defensive player of the year.
00:08:43
That's amazing.
00:08:44
That's a great mind set for him to have, and hopefully that mentality will bleed through to the rest of the team.
00:08:49
But she is now apparently going to be the leader of it.
00:08:51
Seems like LeBron is kind of ceding control to a D.
00:08:54
But outside that, Who are you gonna put alongside those guys? LeBron can be an okay defender, E d, I think, has the potential to be a great defender.
00:09:02
Danny Green could be a very good team. Team defender.
00:09:05
Who's gonna be the five? Who's gonna be the one? What are the other pieces out there on the floor? If it's Quinn Cook, you get a lot of shooting, but not a lot of defense does that.
00:09:13
Then take away from Danny Greene's effectiveness because he's busy trying to cover for Quinn Cook.
00:09:18
That's a possibility something for Frank Vogel to take a look at anything on the back line.
00:09:23
Is JaVale McGee the better defensive player, or is it Dwight Howard? Statistically, there's somewhat close, although jail is actually a bit better.
00:09:30
A za rim protector.
00:09:31
At least last season he was.
00:09:32
But neither one is quite as good of a defender as you would think.
00:09:36
So what do you do? And then what happens in small ball items when you run Kyle Cruise Mount there? These are all things that Frank Vogel is gonna have to figure out, because it's gonna be important that you not just get the most out of each player, but you figure out the chemistry within the team and Danny Green can be that guy.
00:09:53
He can be that glue guy to keep everything held together, but he's gotta have the right pieces around him.
00:09:58
You can't throw him out there and expect him to do everything.
00:10:01
He can't solve all your shooting problems.
00:10:03
He can't solve all of your defense and problems.
00:10:06
But if you take steps in both of those areas, he can get you give you that boost to put you over the top.
00:10:12
I hope that makes sense.
00:10:13
That's the basic assessment I've got of.
00:10:16
Ah, Danny Green can be a key piece.
00:10:18
I'm really thrilled to watch him this season because I think that he's one of those guys you gotta pay extra attention to in order to understand just how brilliant of a basketball player he really is.
00:10:28
All right, guys, for more on Danny Green and everything else going on in the world.
00:10:32
The Los Angeles Lakers Make sure you head over to lakers nation dot com your own for everything Lakers And don't forget followers on social media Confined.
00:10:39
It's at Lakers Nation on Twitter and Facebook at Lakers Nation official on Instagram and hit that subscribe button on the Lakers nation YouTube channel because we're gonna have all kinds of great videos coming out as we get closer and closer to the season.
00:10:52
And then once we start the preseason tons of stuff to talk about again, we're almost there.
00:10:57
Lakers basketball is almost back. I'm thrilled.
00:11:00
Let me know.
00:11:01
Guys, let me know what you think about season coming up.
00:11:03
Let me know what you think about Danny Greene and what his role is gonna be this season.
00:11:07
Fire off.
00:11:08
You're taking the comments down below.
00:11:09
I love going through and reading all of them.
00:11:12
All right, guys, Till next time my name's Trevor Lane, Toss me a follow at Trevor.
00:11:15
Underscore laying on Twitter, CIA.

Watch Next back continue

12:09
1H ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest Boston Red Sox VS Baltimore Orioles
4:14
18H ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest Toronto Blue Jays VS Houston Astros
6:09
21H ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest Pittsburgh Pirates VS Chicago Cubs
11:04
22H ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest my acc college football predictions #college_football
2:13
22H ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest Pittsburgh Pirates VS Chicago Cubs
11:13
1D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest college baseball Tulane vs number 10 east carolina #college_baseball
5:05
1D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest top 5 nfl hall of famers #NFL
28:26
2D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest nfl draft grades #NFL
5:18
2D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest nfl trash talk steam #NFL
2:07:20
2D ago
play_arrow
2:14:16
2D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest Washington Wizards VS Toronto Raptors
complete
6:53
2D ago
play_arrow
@MadDogMatt Houston Astros VS New York Yankees
complete
1:04:24
3D ago
play_arrow
1:58:38
3D ago
play_arrow
17:10
3D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest Los Angeles Dodgers VS Chicago Cubs
50:32
3D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest Detroit Tigers VS Boston Red Sox
complete
56:03
3D ago
play_arrow
@christiang1098 Milwaukee Brewers VS Philadelphia Phillies Broadcast!!
8:51
4D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest who i think could go far in nba playoffs #NBA

Related Streams back continue

1:09:13
4D ago
play_arrow
@seemore6 Reasonable Doubt Episode 31: NFL Draft, NBA, MLB, & More! #bucks#lakers#NBA#MLB#NFL#NFLDraft#NHL#Knicks#Giannis
0:21
13D ago
play_arrow
6:57
13D ago
play_arrow
28:07
14D ago
play_arrow
10:53
15D ago
play_arrow
1:16
16D ago
play_arrow
16:53
16D ago
play_arrow
2:31
16D ago
play_arrow
0:51
16D ago
play_arrow
29:50
17D ago
play_arrow
28:24
19D ago
play_arrow
@nflisthebest small steam of sports talk #NBA#MLB#NFL#NFLDraft#NHL
1:50:49
20D ago
play_arrow
@Diehardknicks Diehardknicks is broadcasting live! #NBKFam#NBA#Knicks
2:02:26
21D ago
play_arrow
@Guillermo Guillermo is broadcasting live! #NBKFam#NBA#Knicks
4:43:07
22D ago
play_arrow
@Guillermo Guillermo is broadcasting live! #NBKFam#NBA#Knicks
1:33:48
22D ago
play_arrow
@Diehardknicks Diehardknicks is broadcasting live! #NBA#NBKFam#Knicks
1:02:26
22D ago
play_arrow
@IRISHWHIP IRISHWHIP is broadcasting live! #Wrestling#SplitScreen#AllTalk
2:17:36
23D ago
play_arrow
@tikitakagt tikitakagt is broadcasting live! #Soccer#SplitScreen#AllTalk
31:27
23D ago
play_arrow
@LIONKILLA LIONKILLA is broadcasting live! #Boxing#AllTalk
Broadcaster Insights chevron_left
Delete Stream chevron_right

Are you sure you want to delete this stream?

This action cannot be undone. If you proceed, the stream will be deleted immediately.

Yes, delete this stream No, take me back
Share Stream chevron_right
Download Stream chevron_right

Encoding Failed

This video failed to encode. Please contact support if you would like to download it.

Contact Support Share Stream Instead
Download Stream chevron_right

This video is

This video will take up on your device.
Are you sure you want to download it?

Download Stream Share Stream Instead
Download Stream chevron_right

Not ready yet

This stream is not yet ready to download. Please try again later.

Share Stream Instead
Embed Stream chevron_right

Copy & Paste this embed code to embed this stream on your website or blog. You can also embed your channel so anytime you go live, the live stream will be shown.

Copy Embed Code Embed Channel Instead
Tix Received chevron_right tip_leader
Trivia & Polls chevron_right tip_leader
Broadcast Stats chevron_right tip_leader
New Followers chevron_right tip_leader
Audio Controls chevron_right
mic
Microphone

This will toggle your microphone ON or OFF.

mute_mic
Original Audio for viewers

When toggled ON, viewers will hear both the broadcast audio and your microphone. When toggled OFF, your viewers will only hear the audio from your microphone.

volume_up
Original Audio for You

Toggle ON the original audio ONLY if you are wearing headphones, so your viewers don’t hear an echo from your speakers.

Back To Stream chevron_right
More Options chevron_right
Trevor Lane @LakersNation Follow
person 833 Viewers continue
comments See Comments continue
share Share Stream continue
embed Embed Stream continue
closed_captionclosed_caption_off HideShow Closed Captions continue
transcripttranscript HideShow Transcript continue
expand collapse Expand Collapse continue
flag Report Broadcaster continue
community Other Commentary continue
leave Leave Stream continue
Leaderboards chevron_right tip_leader
Initial Crap
Other Commentary chevron_right
Other Commentary chevron_right
Create An Account chevron_right
add_a_photo
https://sportscastr.com/
By signing up, you agree to the Terms of Use and privacy policy.
Get Started
Sign In Sign Up chevron_right

Sign in to join the SportsCastr community and get completely free access to more features than ever! Choose a sign in method below.

facebook With Facebook continue
twitter With Twitter continue
apple With Apple continue
email With Email continue
mobile Text me a code continue
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
email

enter your email address

We will send you a code to confirm your email.

Send Code
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
lock

enter the code we sent you

You already have a SportsCastr account. You may login to your existing account.

We sent a code to

Confirm & Sign In Sign Up Resend Code
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
mobile

enter your phone number

We will send you a code to confirm your number.

Send Code
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
lock

enter the code we sent you

We sent a code to

Confirm & Sign In Sign Up Resend Code