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Danny Green Stays Winning

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NBA free agency opened at midnight and in short order former Tar Heel Danny Green secured a nice contract to stay in San Antonio for the foreseeable future.

Green agreed to a four year deal worth $45 million. That works out to $11 million per season. Not bad for a player that went in the 2nd Round of the 2009 NBA Draft, bounced from Cleveland to San Antonio with stops in the Development League mixed in.

The former Tar Heel's big break came in the 2013 NBA Finals when Green lit up the Miami Heat through the first five games of the series. Green set an NBA Finals record for made three pointers with 27 in the seven game series versus the Heat. Unfortunately the Spurs were on the losing end of the series. Green was an integral part of the Spurs' return to the NBA Finals in 2014 becoming only the third Tar Heel to win both an NCAA and NBA title.

In addition to getting a $7 million per year raise, Green is locked into an organization that will continue to be a title contender. Teammate and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will also re-sign with the team and the Spurs looked positioned to land coveted free agent center LaMarcus Aldridge from Portland. If that occurs, Green might get another shot at his own NBA Finals record in 2016.

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Danny Green over Greg Paulus