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From Slovenia to South Beach: Twice-cut Danny Green plays pivotal role for Spurs in NBA Finals

Danny Green smiled as he stepped behind the interview podium and a crowd of reporters gathered around him to talk about the NBA Finals.On a San Antonio Spurs team that steps into the spotlight reluctantly, and occasionally petulantly, Green seems only too happy to entertain questions and relay his story.No one wanted to talk to him in Slovenia. There were rarely demands for interviews when he was playing in Reno or Austin. His phone rarely rang after he was cut first by Cleveland and twice was cast off by these Spurs.Now that Green has cemented his status as a pivotal role player for San Antonio in the finals, he can be forgiven for enjoying a little bit of the attention that so many of his teammates shun."It's been a long journey," Green said. "It's been a roller-coaster ride for me. I'm very happy and blessed to be here and have this opportunity, and I just want to take advantage of it."Green scored 12 points in San Antonio's Game 1 victory over the Miami Heat, hitting four 3-pointer...

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