Gerald Green Emerging as a Star Player with the New Jersey Nets

March 17th, 2012 by John Nizinski Leave a reply »
One of the biggest stories surrounding the New Jersey Nets is not about Dwight Howard or Deron Williams. It is about the emergence of Gerald Green.

Green signed his first 10-day contract with the Nets on Feb 27. Before signing with the Nets, Green was in the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest. He also was named MVP of the 2012 D-League All-Star Game.

He played decently in his first 10-day stint and displayed his high-flying ability and athleticism. In five games, Green averaged 18.6 minutes, 5.6 points and two rebounds per game. That was enough to earn him a second 10-day contract.

It has been in this 10-day contract that he has been making an impact. Green shook the entire NBA with one of the best dunks of the year against the Houston Rockets on Mar 10. He scored 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field against the Rockets, which included that highlight reel dunk.

The following game against the Milwaukee Bucks, he scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. On Mar 14, Green again put up 26 points in the Nets win over the Toronto Raptors. He had a 69 percent field-goal percentage and hit seven of the nine free throws he attempted.< ...

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