Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mavs go Green: Swingman agrees to deal

Gerald Green has agreed to a one-year contract with the Mavs, according to reports out of Houston. The 6-foot-8 free agent averaged better than 10 points per game during 2006-07, has solid 3-point range (career 37 percent shooter) and adds quality depth behind starting small forward Josh Howard.

"We have a verbal agreement with Dallas on a one-year contract," Green's agent Colin Bryant told the FOX TV affiliate in Houston. "We talked to a number of teams and there is more money out there, but this is the best situation for Gerald at this point in his career."

Green, 22, began last season with Minnesota before being traded to Houston. The Rockets cut the native Houstonian in an effort to add bigger bodies during their playoff push. Green was picked 18th overall by Boston in 2005 and, for all intents, could be seen as a replacement for the first-round pick the Mavs shipped to New Jersey.

1 comment:

Dahlsim said...

Nice move for the Mavs.

Probably better than the 1st round pick they traded because GG has proved he can play effectively in the league.

As such a young player he may still also have untapped upside.