Green will never be the primary offensive option. But the all-around skills he showed this preseason should be invaluable starting Wednesday. Just when defenses thought they had Durant and Westbrook under control throughout the exhibition season, Green unleashed an onslaught of offensive moves, most notably a more deadly arsenal from the left block and a more reliable stroke from the 3-point arc. Watch for his quiet contributions all season.
By Darnell Mayberry