Daniel Richard Green Jr. is an American professional basketball player who is a member of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green attended North Babylon High School in North Babylon, New York during his sophomore year. He attended St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York from his sophomore onwards. In his senior year, Green averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks per game.
Green played college basketball for the University of North Carolina (UNC). In his sophomore year, he averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. Green kept on improving with each season, averaging 11.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.2 blocks in 22.3 minutes per game in his junior year and 13.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game in his senior year.
He led his team to an NCAA Championship title in his senior year and was named ACC's All-Defensive Team. He played in 145 games and had 123 wins, which is more than any Tar Heel before him. Green also became the only player in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks, and 150 steals. Green was drafted as the 46th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
After just 20 games in his rookie season, he was picked up by the San Antonio Spurs. In 2012, Green re-signed with the Spurs for a deal of for $12 million over three years. In Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals, he scored 27 points, including 7-of-9 from beyond the arc, as the Spurs went onto set a record for most three-pointers in a game by a team. In Game 5, Green broke the record for most three-pointers in a series, which was previously held by Ray Allen. By the end of the series, he had made 27 three-pointers.
The record was later broken in 2016 by Stephen Curry. In 2014, Green scored a career-high 33 points against the Phoenix Suns. He won his first championship in 2014, becoming only the third Tar Heel, after Michael Jordan and James Worthy, to win both the NCAA and NBA championship. In 2016, Green was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. In the 2018 off-season, Green, along with Kawhi Leonard, was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Pöltl and a protected 2019 first round draft pick.