UNC’S Danny Green Talks Thunder Workout
The Thunder just wrapped up its second pre-draft workout session of the off-season this morning at the team’s practice facility, bringing in a group of six players that included North Carolina’s Danny Green, Wisconsin’s Marcus Landry, Kentucky’s Jodie Meeks, Memphis’ Antonio Anderson, Missouri’s Leo Lyons and DePaul’s Dar Tucker.
The entire workout was closed to the media, but the team made Green, the 6-foot-5 swingman, available for interviews. He talked about the workout process, his strengths, the Tar Heels’ national championship and playing ball with President Obama.
Q: How did the workout go?
A: It went all right. I think I started off a little slow. We had the testing in the beginning. I don’t think a lot of guys were warm or ready for the vertical jump and defensive slides. But everything went OK. We got some shooting up. I did pretty well in the shooting. Once we got into doing some drills I tweaked my ankle a little bit but after that I was good to go. We started doing some fastbreak and 2-on-2 stuff and getting competitive with screen and rolls and doing a lot of the things they do in this league.
Q: Do all the teams do the same thing or does it vary?
A: It varies. Today was more of a lighter workout. Even though it didn’t seem like a light workout, some guys were a little tired. But other teams might do some more conditioning, other teams might do more 2-on-2, 1-on-1 stuff or screening. Some teams do some shooting. It varies team to team. But today I think was more of a shooting and seeing whether you can play defense, penetrate and kick and work in a system.
Q: Where do you see your strengths?
A: I don’t have many strengths. I can shoot outside shots a little bit and play defense. They want to see if you can play defense. Today, we have a lot of scorers in the league. A lot of guys can get to the basket and score. But there are not too many defenders out there.
Q: When the team interviews you what kind of questions do they ask you?
A: Just questions to see what kind of person you are. It’s not really an interview. It’s more of a dialogue. You’re just having a conversation with them. They’re trying to find out where your head is, what kind of person you are, if you’re a good guy. There are some personal questions. Do you have a girlfriend, things like that. Other than that it’s just what’s your strengths, what’s your weaknesses, what can you bring to the program?
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