Mar 25, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) controls the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at the AT&T Center. The Spurs beat the 76ers 93-76. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE
Depending on what the Washington Wizards do with Andray Blatche and Rashard Lewis, they could have around $12 million of salary-cap space to spend this summer. It remains to be seen if the Wizards actually use it or bank it towards the 2013 class, but in any event, there are a number of free agents that could help the team's push into playoff contention. We'll take a look at several of those options in this running series. Next up: Danny Green.
Type: Restricted free agent.
This past year: Broke out as an NBA rotation player after bouncing around the fringes of the league. Fit in perfectly as a spot-up three-point shooter alongside Tony Parker and more than replaced the production San Antonio got from George Hill in the past.
Why he's fit in well: The Wizards desperately need deep shooting, and Green is an outstanding deep shooter, hitting nearly 44 percent of his threes last year. He's also an underrated ball-handler, turning it over on just 11.4 percent of his possessions, and he was in the top 25 in the league in transition scoring efficiency according to MySynergySports.com.
Why he might not: Will his three-point shooting hold up when he's not playing off Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan? The Spurs seem to go through combo guards very quickly, and it's worth wondering if Green can duplicate his success on a less established team. Green also doesn't create many shots for others, as he has a very small 8.2-percent assist percentage.
Likely price tag: This is a tough one. I could see him getting the mid-level exception, and I could see him getting far less. Also, remember that the Spurs can match any offer the Wizards could make, assuming they extend him his small qualifying offer.
Verdict: The Wizards absolutely should consider him if they don't select Bradley Beal in the draft. He's a great fit for what they do and probably won't cost too much. I prefer Courtney Lee, but Green probably comes cheaper.