The New Jersey Nets announced Monday that the franchise has signed 2012 D-League All-Star game MVP Gerald Green to a 10-day contract.
Green, fresh off his impressive 28-point All-Star game MVP performance this past Saturday, was a member of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA’s Development League this season.
In 22 games played the 6-8, 200-pound swingman averaged 19.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.6 minutes of action per night.
Green shot an efficient 48.0% from the floor and a blazing 45.8% from three-point range starting in 13 games for the Lakers’ D-League affiliate club.
The Texas-native has suited up for 4 different NBA clubs (Boston, Houston, Minnesota, Dallas) in his short NBA career, his best season coming with the Boston Celtics in 2006-07 where he put in a respectable 10.4 points per game in 22.0 minutes of action per night.
Arguably Green’s most memorable moment to basketball fans came in that same season where the high-flying SG/SF won the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
It is New Jersey’s hope that Green can, not only bolster their decimated wing position, but that he can also provide fans with some much-needed excitement.
His ability to get out in transition and finish plays above the rim should help create easier scoring opportunities for a club that struggles mightily in that regard.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Do yourself a favor and YouTube Gerald Green.
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