Ranking the Toronto Raptors roster based on their current contracts

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No. 6: Danny Green

Season Win Shares: 2.2          Current cap-figure: $10 million

Danny Green was merely known as a throw-in piece for the Kawhi Leonard deal but has quickly excelled with his new club.

After injuries threatened to derail his career, Green has found health with the Raptors, a catalyst to his reborn success.

On the year, the wing has been a boon to the teams’ three-point success, sinking 40.8 percent of his outside attempts on the year en route to 9.5 points per game. The scoring average is his highest since 2014 and third highest of his nine-plus year career.

With Valanciunas relegated to the training room, Ibaka has been one of the few bigs left. Green’s career-high 4.2 boards per game have come in handy for the Raptors given their lack of depth down low.

Though he has yet to score 20 points in a game, Green has provided the team with double-digit scoring in 16 separate contests, hitting four or more three-point attempts in seven.

Green’s name isn’t going to appear on an MVP ballot at any point of his career. But, at a price tag of $10 million, he is providing the Raptors with a much-needed value given the injuries that have plagued their other guards.

He’s even provided game-clinching potential for the team:

After the year, Green is unlikely to field offers that reach eight figures per year, but, he has given the Raptors’ franchise an added layer to their trade for Leonard. With Miles faltering from outside and Powell suffering an injury for most of the year, the roster would likely be floundering without the aid of guys like Green.

A 1.2 mark in defensive win shares only furthers the advantage he gives the team.