Danny Green on Lakers: “It’s very possible that we can build chemistry really fast”

EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to the press during Los Angeles Lakers media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 27, 2019 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Coming off a championship season with the Toronto Raptors, forward Danny Green thinks Lakers, like Raptors past season, can build chemistry within one year:

“I think that you obviously need time to build chemistry, but I think with [the Toronto Raptors], we did it within one year.

New guys coming on, I don’t think you need that much time, you could do it within a couple of months. Especially after the trade deadline, we got Marc Gasol and a bunch of other guys, Jeremy Lin, to come on board and we didn’t have a lot of time.

But you can build that chemistry if you have the right pieces and the right veteran leadership to make something special happen. Even though this is a new team of new young players and new old players and veterans, it’s very possible that we can build chemistry really fast and still be a special team or the last team standing,” Green said during Lakers Media Day.

The 32-year-old averaged 10.3 points per game for the Raptors last regular season, shooting 3-pointers at 45%. In 24 playoff appearances he averaged 6.9 points and made 33% of threes.