The Nets needed someone to fill the small forward hole, after every other person they got to fill the small forward hole either 1) needed season-ending surgery in the foot area, or 2) was DeShawn Stevenson.
Today, many reports indicate that the next person in line to
break their foot play small forward for the Nets is current D-Leaguer and recent winner of the D-League All-Star Game MVP Gerald Green.
Green hasn’t played in the NBA since 2009 and hasn’t played a full season since 2007, when he averaged 10.4 points per game as a 21-year-old for the Boston Celtics.
Green’s averaging 19.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, shooting 46% from 3. He dropped 28 points to earn the D-League ASMVP, but mostly does this thing:
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Gerald Green’s the answer at small forward, but the Nets seem to roll the dice on boring, unathletic players way too often. At the very least, he’ll be someone Deron Williams can throw lobs to. And everybody loves lobs!