31 G, 2 GS, 25.2 MPG, 12.9 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.1 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.5 BPG, .548 eFG%, .574 TS%, 15.8 PER, 9.6 PIE
Gerald Green finally showed the league why he belonged in the first place. After having spent time in Russia and the NBADL (after first missing his mark with the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, and Dallas Mavericks), Green became a kind of focal point for the Nets as an offensive player after his D-League call-up in March.
Showing solid effort defensively, Green shined when he was given the opportunity to play extended minutes. Electrifying as a finisher, Green displayed a respectable shooting touch and was quickly embraced as a high-quality player for the Nets. Though understated here, it’s fair to say that had the Nets had Green from the season’s start, the playoffs might have been a more authentic team goal.
His nearly 13 points per game doesn’t really explain the sort of enthusiasm and energy that he brought to the team, but he was fairly efficient. His output went beyond stats, as his energy heightened the expectations of the fans and almost single-handedly made the Nets worth watching late in the season.