#14 Shooting Guard

Danny Green

Height / Weight
6' 6" / 215 lbs
Born
Jun 22, 1987 (35)
College
North Carolina
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
4.5
-1.4
Rebounds
2.0
-0.5
Assists
1.0
-0.0
PER
5.33
-5.63
PLAYER INFO

Danny Green Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Daniel Richard Green is an American basketball player who plays shooting guard and small forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Green has been a member of several NBA championship rosters, with his three-point shooting ability being integral to the success of many of the best teams in the league during his career.

High School Career (St. Mary’s)

Danny Green started his high school career at North Babylon High School in North Babylon, New York. He played basketball there but was also a quarterback for the school’s football team. For the final three years of high school, Green attended St. Mary’s in Manhasset, New York. Green was rated as a high-level recruit by ESPN and other recruiting analysts. He even earned himself a spot at one of the top basketball schools in the country after averaging a double-double in his senior season and being named a McDonald’s All-American.

College Career (North Carolina)

Green played his college basketball at the University of North Carolina. He ended up staying at North Carolina for all four years of his eligibility, remaining a Tar Heel until 2009, the year that the team won the NCAA Tournament with a national championship game victory over Michigan State. He was not a key contributor for his first two seasons, and considered transferring, but remained at North Carolina and averaged double figures for his junior and senior seasons.

In addition to his scoring improving, Green developed into a strong defender while at UNC. He finished his senior season as a member of the all-defensive team in the ACC, despite playing in a conference that featured a number of future pros such as Al-Farouq Aminu and Iman Shumpert.

NBA Career

Despite the strong finish to his collegiate career, Green was not a highly touted NBA Draft prospect. He was drafted with the 46th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Green’s rookie season saw him get limited action, averaging less than six minutes per game, with unimpressive season stats headlined by a two-point per game average and time in the D-League with the Erie Bayhawks. Green was waived by the Cavs after his rookie year.

The next season, Green was picked up by the San Antonio Spurs and spent some more time in the D-League with the Reno Bighorns. He returned to the Spurs after the lockout of 2011 and earned his way into their starting lineup. With his shooting touch perfect for the ball movement heavy system used by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, Green played an integral role for the Spurs for years.

With the Spurs playing in the playoffs for the bulk of Green’s time there, he saw action in a number of big games against some of the best NBA players of his generation. In 2014, Green was a part of a championship team for the first time, when the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in the Finals. San Antonio was led by Kawhi Leonard in that series, who Green would join in 2018 as a member of the Toronto Raptors as a part of a trade for DeMar DeRozan.

It was in Toronto that Green won a second championship. The Raptors beat out fellow contenders such as the Celtics, Sixers and Bucks, with the Raptors earning the first NBA title for a Canadian team when they beat the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 Finals. Leonard was named Finals MVP for the series once again, but Green’s three-point shooting came in handy to space the floor and keep the Warriors dynasty on its toes defensively. 

Following the Finals, Green signed a deal to join LeBron James as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Danny Green Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Danny Green signed a two-year, $30 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019. He has amassed $52 million in career earnings from his NBA contract thus far, not including the $30 million on his current deal. Green has an estimated net worth of $12 million. As far as endorsements are concerned, Green’s most noteworthy endorsement is for male grooming company Manscaped, which has included videos that have drawn plenty of attention from Green himself.

Danny Green Personal Life

Danny Green was born in North Babylon, New York to Danny Green Sr. and Renee Darrell. He has two brothers, Rashad and Devonte, both of whom have also played college basketball. Green does not have a publicly known relationship at this time and does not have any children of his own to this point.

Awards & Achievements

NBA Championships:
2014 with San Antonio Spurs
2019 with Toronto Raptors
Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2017
1 x NCAA champion
20019
Awards and Honors by Year:
2017
NBA All-Defensive Second Team
20019
NCAA champion

Danny Green Quotes

  • On why he chose the Los Angeles Lakers: “They have two superstars there. It speaks for itself.”
  • On LeBron James: “Not only is he a great player and a great scorer, but he makes his teammates better.”
  • Comparing Gregg Popovich to Nick Nurse: "It's different. I wouldn't say worse or better, but very different. Nick likes to see what we're comfortable with, get our feedback, which I like a ton. Little different with Pop."

Danny Green Fun Facts

  • Green owns the Raptors record for three-pointers made in a quarter after hitting seven in a quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Green does a podcast, Inside the Green Room, and hopes to get into broadcasting after his career is over.
  • He was called “the money man from three-point land” during player introductions in Toronto and would respond frequently with a money hand gesture.
  • His cousin is NBA player Gerald Green, who is best known for his feats of athleticism in the slam dunk contest.
  • He joined Michael Jordan and James Worthy as one of just three players to win a collegiate title with North Carolina and an NBA title in his career.
Career stats
2022-2023
MEM
2021-2022
PHI
2020-2021
PHI
2019-2020
LAL
2018-2019
TOR
2017-2018
SA
2016-2017
SA
2015-2016
SA
2014-2015
SA
2013-2014
SA
2012-2013
SA
2011-2012
SA
2010-2011
SA
2009-2010
CLE
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
2 14.0 33.3 50.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 4.5
2021-2022
62 21.8 39.4 38.0 78.6 2.5 1.0 0.6 1.0 5.9
2020-2021
69 28.0 41.2 40.5 77.5 3.8 1.7 0.8 1.3 9.5
2019-2020
68 24.8 41.6 36.7 68.8 3.3 1.3 0.5 1.2 8.0
2018-2019
80 27.7 46.5 45.5 84.1 4.0 1.6 0.7 0.9 10.3
2017-2018
70 25.6 38.7 36.2 76.9 3.6 1.6 1.1 0.9 8.6
2016-2017
68 26.6 39.3 38.1 84.4 3.3 1.8 0.8 1.1 7.3
2015-2016
79 26.1 37.6 33.2 73.9 3.8 1.8 0.8 1.0 7.2
2014-2015
81 28.5 43.6 41.8 87.4 4.2 2.0 1.1 1.2 11.7
2013-2014
68 24.3 43.2 41.5 79.4 3.4 1.5 0.9 1.0 9.1
2012-2013
80 27.5 44.8 42.9 84.8 3.0 1.8 0.7 1.1 10.5
2011-2012
68 22.9 43.9 43.6 79.2 3.4 1.3 0.7 0.9 9.0
2010-2011
2 4.5 40.0 50.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
2009-2010
3 1.3 33.3 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Recent Games
Sun 2/5
Wed 2/1
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Sun 2/5
L 106-103
18 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Wed 2/1
L 122-112
9 3 1 3 4 1 1 0 1