See that up there? That’s Gerald Green’s shot performance chart since joining the Nets. Most players have a sprinkling of yellows and reds everywhere. But Green is almost all himself.
Before his latest stint in the league, the rap on Green was that he was an energetic high-flyer with little understanding of the game and little more skill than blowing out birthday candles at the rim. Now, he’s an excellent shooter and scorer from all areas of the floor, while still maintaining the ability to shame kangaroos at their own game.
On the season, Green’s shooting 50.4% from the field and 39% from deep, averaging 19 points and 5 rebounds per 36 minutes of play. He’s cut down on his fouls and turnovers since joining the Nets, and his 17.5 PER also ranks as a career high.
This isn’t your older brother’s Gerald Green. In a season marked by complete disarray, he’s been a bouncing beacon of hope.
Statistical support for this story provided by NBA.com.