The Toronto Raptors will need Danny Green to get out of his shooting slump in the NBA Finals, and the 31-year-old swingman knows it very well.

Ahead of their showdown with the Golden State Warriors, Green opened up how he’s trying to keep himself optimistic amid the tough stretch. However, he pointed out that the people around him are not helping as they continue to remind him about his struggles.

“It’s hard not to think about it because everybody in the world is telling you don’t think about it,” Green recently told Josh Lewenberg of TSN. “Everybody you come across: ‘Keep shooting it’, trust me I’m going to keep shooting. ‘Don’t think about it’, I’m trying not to, you’re not helping.”

Green shot poorly in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Milwaukee Bucks. In the six games which he started, he shot a horrendous 18.8 percent from the field and 17.4 percent from beyond the arc — far from his regular season clip of 46.5 percent overall and 45.5 percent from three.

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He was clearly frustrated with his performance, and he emphasized that he’s doing his best to put an end to his struggles.

“There’s nobody more frustrated or more critical of themselves than the player that’s actually going through it,” Green continued. “I know fans are all like ‘Come on, Danny’. I wanna make shots. Trust me, I’m trying.”

It remains to be seen if Green will be able to contribute this time for the Raptors. However, there’s no doubt that they will need Green and his championship experience. After all, as first-time NBA Finalists, the odds are against them as they face the Warriors who are appearing in their fifth straight Finals.