Younger Spurs planning organized workouts during lockout

Several of the younger Spurs have met and plan to start organized workouts soon.

Spurs guard Danny Green told Jeff Garcia of Project that he has been in contact with several of his teammates . Several of them recently returned to San Antonio to map plans during the workout.

“I saw them actually about a week or two ago,” Green told Garcia. ” We all went back. We talked about dates we want to go back and work out with each other.”

The organized work could be a boon for Green, a former North Carolina standout who appeared in eight game during two stints with the Spurs last season after spending most of the season with the Reno Bighorns in the NBA’s Developmental League. Green scored a season-high 13 points against Phoenix in the regular-season finale on April 13 and averaged 8.7 points in his final four games with San Antonio. He also made the Spurs’ playoff roster, averaging 1.3 points in seven minutes of playoff action over four playoff games.

“The main guys we worked out with at the end of the summer were mostly the young guys,” Green said. “James Anderson, Da’Sean Butler, Gary Neal was there for a little bit, George Hill before he got traded. I’ve seen him (Hill) about two weeks to when I was in San Antonio for the WNBA All-Star game was there. We saw that game.

“Cory Joseph, I’ve kept in touch with him. Hopefully we will go back again, I think in about a week or two, to go workout again with each other. Me, Cory, Da;Sean Butler, James Anderson mostly the young guys. We keep in contact with each other, stay in shape, and we’ll see what happens from there on.”

The organized work will be critical for the young players, who will miss an opportunity to work with Spurs coaches and trainers during the lockout.

Green’s late-season spurt could help him challenge for a roster spot at either shooting guard or small forward if he keeps improving.

That’s why his summer work with other Spurs players will be so critical for him.

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