Detroit’s Willie Green has been a seamless fit for Los Angeles Clippers

December 11, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes

When the Clippers acquired former University of Detroit and Detroit Cooley star Willie Green, they hoped he’d help with his 3-point shooting ability. He’s done exactly that and even been an effective spot starter for the team. Green was recently profiled by Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times:

“I like to be under the radar,” said Green, who is averaging 6.2 points on 48.1% shooting, 42.9% on three-pointers this season. “I know how my teammates feel about me. I’m confident in what I bring to the table. And more than anything, this is a great platform to display my character, my spiritual maturity.

“Sometimes it is those guys that are the invisible guys that are so key to teams winning basketball games. This is not me promoting myself. But I understand that everybody plays an important role. I don’t need to have the accolades or the hype in order for me to understand that.”

Green himself has been dealing with a knee injury, though he told Turner it should affect his ability to play much, other than periodically needing to rest it.


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