Optimism Fading For Donte Greene, Growing for Sacramento Kings’ Rookies

November 8th, 2009 by Blake Mehigan Leave a reply »

Donte Greene is an exuberant young athlete. He has his own Internet show sponsored by the Sacramento Kings and is always trying to pump up the crowd from the sidelines. Greene has also become close friends with players such as Jason Thompson.

While Greene is such a great personality in the locker room and active in the community, he has struggled to find a niche on this fledgling Kings team.

Greene was wildly inconsistent last year for the Kings. He appeared in 55 games, started four, and put up less than four points per game in his rookie campaign. Along with abysmal shooting percentages from the floor and behind the arc, Greene managed to grab a meager 1.5 rebounds in a little more than 13 minutes per game.

The former Syracuse recruit showed great promise in the 2008 NBA summer league, posting 40 points in his summer league debut at the age of 19. The Kings had acquired Greene, Bobby Jackson and the Rockets’ 2009 first-round draft pick from Houston in an offseason trade for Ron Artest.

Jackson has since retired, and the Kings d ...

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