San Antonio Spurs swingman Danny Green suffered a quad injury just days before the start of the 2016-17 season
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Friday, Oct. 21
The Spurs announced on Friday that Green was diagnosed with a quad strain and could miss up to three weeks.
He suffered the injury during a Tuesday intra-squad scrimmage according to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News.
Green used a healthy and robust 2014-15 campaign to snag a four-year, $40 million from the Spurs two summers ago, but his effectiveness waned throughout the 2015-16 season.
In 79 games a year ago, Green averaged just 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest while shooting a career-worst 37.6 percent from three-point range. Green’s three-point conversion rate of 33.2 percent was also the worst mark he’s posted since his rookie season.
With that said, he’s still a valuable floor-spacing element for a Spurs offense that needs all of its key players clicking if it wants to have any shot at dethroning the Golden State Warriors as the Western Conference champions.
The good news is that the Spurs have been masters of plugging and playing reserves for stretches under head coach Gregg Popovich.
Don’t be surprised if second-year guard Jonathon Simmons moves into the starting lineup to keep Manu Ginobili in his familiar role off the bench. However, he is suffering from a calf contusion, per Orsborn, but a timetable for a return hasn’t been disclosed yet.
Danny Green Injury: Updates on Spurs Forward’s Quad and Return – Bleacher Report