Found June 11, 2013 on Stepien Rules:
Danny Green is starting for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. He connected on 10-of-15 shots in his first two games while averaging 14.5 points on the series. Each time he touches the basketball, though, my mind inevitably drifts into a one-sided conversation about the importance of fit and confidence in determining individual NBA success. Green, for example, did not fit into the Cleveland Cavaliers' rotation when he first arrived in 2009. LeBron James was at one wing, Delonte West and Anthony Parker were at the other, and Green played in only 20 games as a rookie. His confidence suffered as a result and he was later cut by the Cavaliers.  What he told me about that process when we spoke last summer, though, is something important to consider when evaluating the NBA Draft.  Danny Green speaks on being cut by Cavs and past season with Spurs (StepienRules.com / July 2012):  "Confidence is the biggest thing that's turned around ever...
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