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Gerald Green

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (18th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft…was assigned by the Celtics to the D-League’s Fayetteville Patriots on Jan. 6, 2006…was re-called from Fayetteville on Feb. 3…was assigned by the Celtics to the D-League’s Florida Flame on Feb. 16, 2006…was re-called from the Florida Flame on Feb. 21, 2006…traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves with Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair and two future first-round draft picks in exchange for Kevin Garnett on July 31, 2007…traded to the Houston Rockets on Feb. 21, 2008 in exchange for Kirk Snyder and a future second-round draft pick…waived by Houston on Mar. 8, 2008…signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on July 3, 2008…signed with Lokomotiv Kuban of the Russian Professional Basketball League on Dec. 10, 2009…waived by Lokomotiv Kuban in June 2010…signed with Krasnie Krilya Samara of the Russian Professional Basketball League for the 2010-11 season…signed with the Foshan Dralions of the Chinese Basketball Association on Oct. 25, 2011…waived by Foshan on Dec. 2, 2011…signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 13, 2011…waived by the Lakers on Dec. 22, 2011…signed with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League on Dec. 28, 2011…signed by the New Jersey Nets to a 10-day contract on Feb. 27, 2012…signed a second 10-day contract with New Jersey on Mar. 8, 2012…signed by New Jersey for the remainder of the season on Mar. 18, 2012…signed as a free agent by the Indiana Pacers on July 12, 2012…traded to the Phoenix Suns on July 27, 2013 with Miles Plumlee and a first-round draft pick in exchange for Luis Scola and cash considerations…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 9, 2015.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 428 regular season games (102 starts) during his eight-year NBA career and has averaged 10.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 19.9 minutes while shooting 42.5 percent from the floor, 36.8 percent from three-point range and 81.8 from the foul line…has missed five games due to injury, 81 as a DNP-CD, 52 as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, 15 while on assignment to the D-League and one game while en route after being traded…participated in the NBA Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend on three occasions and captured the title in 2007…has scored in double figures on 191 occasions (117 off the bench), including 62 games (36 off the bench) with at least 20 points, nine games with at least 30 points and one 40-point performance…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 15 (Feb. 5, 2014-Mar. 10, 2014) and his longest stretch of consecutive 20-point games is four (Apr. 4-11, 2014)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…has averaged double figures in scoring four times in his career, including each of the last two years and three of the past four seasons…has shot at least 80 percent from the foul line in six of his eight seasons, including each of the last three…has 156 multi-trey games…his longest streak of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 24 (Nov. 21, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015)…has 54 multi-steal games and 25 multi-block games…his career high for most consecutive games with a steal is nine (Jan. 13-29, 2014)…his career high for most consecutive games played is 131 (Apr. 14, 2013-Jan. 28, 2015)…his career high for consecutive starts is 34 (Jan. 2-Mar. 12, 2014)…has appeared in 15 postseason games (0 starts) and has averaged 4.4 points, 0.9 rebounds and 8.7 minutes while shooting 39.1 percent from the field, 31.6 percent from three-point range and 66.7 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures three times in postseason play…has appeared in 31 NBA D-League games (18 starts) and has averaged 17.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 29.0 minutes while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor, 45.8 percent from three-point range and 80.8 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures 18 times in D-League play, including 12 games with at least 20 points and five 30-point efforts…has also grabbed double-figure rebounds once in the D-League and posted one double-double…was the MVP of the one D-League All-Star Game in which he appeared.

2014-15 SEASON:
Appeared in 74 games (four starts) for the Suns and averaged 11.9 points (.416 FG%, .825 FT%), 2.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 19.5 minutes while shooting 35.4 percent from three-point range…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD on eight occasions…ranked fifth in the NBA with 26 games of at least 15 points off the bench and tied for fourth with 11 games of at least 20 points off the bench…led the team in three-point field goals made and attempted…topped the Suns in scoring 13 times, in steals nine times, in assists and blocks three times each and in assists twice…scored in double figures 45 times, including 11 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…scored in double figures in 12 consecutive games from Nov. 19-Dec. 9, the second longest streak of his career…hit all five of his field goal attempts on Nov. 21 at Philadelphia, marking the most field goals he has made in a game in his career without a miss…recorded career highs in both free throws made (11) and attempted (12) on Nov. 12 vs. Brooklyn and also set the Suns’ season-high for points in a quarter with 18 in the second quarter…tied his career high with six assists on Feb. 20 at Minnesota…scored his 4,000th career point on Jan. 7 vs. Minnesota…played in his 400th career game on Jan. 25 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers…Season Highs: 30 points (at Dallas, Apr. 8), eight rebounds (vs. Milwaukee, Dec. 15), six assists (at Minnesota, Feb. 20), five steals (at Utah, Nov. 1), one block (12 times) and 39:34 minutes (vs. Milwaukee, Dec. 15).

2013-14 SEASON:
Saw action in all 82 games (48 starts) for the Suns and averaged 15.8 points (.445 FG%, .848 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 28.4 minutes while shooting 40 percent from three-point range…finished fourth in voting for the 2013-14 NBA Most Improved Player award…set single-season career highs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, free throw percentage, defensive and total rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, games played, minutes played and starts…ranked among the NBA leaders in three-point field goals made (4th), three-point field goal percentage (22nd) and free throw percentage (24th)…his 204 three-point field goals made marked the third highest single-season total in Suns history…led the Suns in free throw percentage and three-point field goals made and attempted and ranked second in points scored and field goals made and attempted…topped the Suns in scoring 16 times (second on the team), in blocks 12 times, in steals on nine occasions, in rebounds four times and in assists once…was one of just three Suns to play all 82 games…scored in double figures a career-high 62 times, including a career-high 25 games with at least 20 points, a career-high five 30-point efforts and the lone 40-point performance of his career…scored in double figures in a career-high 15 consecutive games from Feb. 5-Mar. 10 and scored at least 20 points in a career-high four games from Apr. 4-11…started a career-high 34 consecutive games from Jan. 2-Mar. 12…recorded career highs in points (41) and three-point field goals made (8) on Mar. 6 vs. Oklahoma City…hit all 10 of his free throw attempts on Mar. 2 vs. Atlanta, marking the most free throws he has made in a game during his career without a miss…Season Highs: 41 points (vs. Oklahoma City, Mar. 6), nine rebounds (at New York, Jan. 13), five assists (three times), five steals (vs. Milwaukee, Jan. 4), three blocks (twice) and 42:27 minutes (at Golden State, Mar. 9).

2012-13 SEASON:
Appeared in 60 games (seven starts) with the Indiana Pacers and averaged 7.0 points (.366 FG%, .800 FT%), 2.4 rebounds and 18.0 minutes while shooting 31.4 percent from three-point range…missed a total of four games due to injury/illness and was a DNP-CD on 17 occasions…missed one game (Dec. 22) with a sprained left ankle, one game (Jan. 18) due to food poisoning, one game (Jan. 26) due to illness and one game (Mar. 30) due to a upper respiratory infection…topped the team in points and steals four times each and in blocks three times…scored in double figures 12 times, including three games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…scored a season-high 34 points in the regular season finale on Apr. 17 vs. Philadelphia and recorded a career-high in field goals made (14)…was a starter on Opening Night for the first time in his career and amassed six points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36:41 of action on Oct. 31 at Toronto…participated in the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend for the third time in his career…Season Highs: 34 points (vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 17), eight rebounds (three times), three assists (four times), two steals (six times), two blocks (five times) and 39:57 minutes (vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 17).

2011-12 SEASON:
Split the season between the New Jersey Nets of the NBA, the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League and the Foshan Dralions of the Chinese Basketball Association…saw action in 31 games (two starts) with the Nets and averaged 12.9 points (.481 FG%, .754 FT%), 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 25.2 minutes while shooting 39.1 percent from three-point range…did not miss any games due to injury/illness…set single-season career highs in field goal percentage and rebounds per game…topped the Nets in scoring on seven occasions…scored in double figures 20 times, including seven games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…appeared in 22 games with the D-Fenders and averaged 19.1 points (.480 FG%, .839 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 30.6 minutes while connecting on 45.8 percent of his three-point attempts…scored in double figures 17 times with the D-Fenders, including 11 games with at least 20 points and five 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…played in the NBA D-League All-Star Game and captured MVP honors after scoring 28 points in leading the West to victory…appeared in four games with the Foshan Dralions and averaged 26.5 points (.500 FG%, .909 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.00 steals while shooting 46.5 percent from three-point range…scored 41 points against the Shanghai Sharks on Nov. 25…NBA Season Highs: 32 points (vs. Cleveland, Apr. 8), seven rebounds (three times), four assists (vs. Washington, Apr. 6), three steals (three times), three blocks (at Charlotte, Mar. 9) and 37:48 minutes (vs. Cleveland, Apr. 8).

2010-11 SEASON:
Appeared in 31 games with Krasnie Krilya Samara of the Russian Professional Basketball League and averaged 11.4 points (.426 FG%, .852 FT%), 3.2 rebounds and 22.2 minutes while shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range…posted five 20-point games, including a season-high 23 points against Spartak SP on June 11…recorded a season-high six steals against Khimky on Dec. 4…named to the 2011 Russian PBL All-Star Game and won the league’s slam dunk contest…appeared in five EuroCup games with Krasnie Krilya Samara and averaged 15.6 points (.441 FG%, .625 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 2.00 steals, 1.8 assists, 1.00 blocks and 29.2 minutes while shooting 41.9 percent from three-point range…posted two 20-point games, including a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double against Anwil on Nov. 30.

2009-10 SEASON:
Appeared in 17 games with Lokomotiv Kuban of the Russian Professional Basketball League and averaged 16.3 points (.436 FG%, .818 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 27.6 minutes while shooting 35.4 percent from three-point range…named a Euroleague.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention…recorded five 20-point games, including a season-high 36 points against Triumph on Apr. 14…appeared in three EuroChallenge games with Lokomotiv Kuban and averaged 15.0 points (.385 FG%, .800 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.00 blocks and 33.3 minutes while shooting 43.8 percent from three-point range.

2008-09 SEASON:
Saw action in 38 games (12 starts) with the Dallas Mavericks and averaged 5.2 points (.439 FG%, .844 FT%), 1.4 rebounds and 9.9 minutes while shooting 30.4 percent from three-point range…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD 27 times and a healthy scratch on the inactive list on 17 occasions…scored in double figures six times…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted the lone double-double of his career in a game against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Nov. 9…set career highs in both defensive (10) and total (12) rebounds on Nov. 11 vs. the Lakers…Season Highs: 17 points (vs. L.A. Lakers, Nov. 11), 12 rebounds (at L.A. Clippers, Nov. 9), three steals (vs. Golden State, Mar. 25), two assists (four times), one block (five times) and 34:51 minutes (at L.A. Clippers, Nov. 9).

2007-08 SEASON:
Split the season between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets…came off the bench in all 30 games in which he appeared and averaged 5.1 points (.344 FG%, .829 FT%), 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 12.0 minutes while shooting 38.5 percent from three-point range…missed one game due to injury (Nov. 6 with an infected left toe), was a DNP-CD on 23 occasions, a healthy scratch on the inactive list five times and missed one game while en route after being traded…scored in double figures four times…in 29 games with the Timberwolves he averaged 5.1 points (.331 FG%, .829 FT%), 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 12.3 minutes while shooting 38.5 percent from three-point range…led the Timberwolves in assists once…in his lone game with the Rockets he totaled six points and two rebounds in 3:34 of action…was a healthy scratch on the inactive list five times with the Rockets…finished as the runner-up to Dwight Howard at the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend…Season Highs: 18 points (vs. Golden State, Dec. 19), eight rebounds (vs. Golden State, Dec. 19), five assists (vs. Indiana, Dec. 21), two steals (vs. New Jersey, Jan. 27), one block (four times) and 31:52 minutes (at New Orleans, Dec. 22).

2006-07 SEASON:
Appeared in 81 games (26 starts) for the Celtics and averaged 10.4 points (.419 FG%, .805 FT%), 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 22.0 minutes while shooting 36.8 percent from three-point range…did not miss any games due to injury/illness but was a DNP-CD once (season opener vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City)…won the 2007 Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas, dethroning the defending champion Nate Robinson by receiving the only perfect score of 50 of the entire competition with his final dunk…set a single-season career high in offensive rebounds…led the Celtics in games played and ranked second in three-point field goals made and attempted…topped the Celtics in scoring nine times…scored in double figures 35 times, including 15 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…hit all five of his three-point field goal attempts on Feb. 14 vs. Milwaukee, marking the most treys he has hit in a game in his career without a miss…played a career-high 45:05 minutes on Dec. 10 at Atlanta...had a career-high four blocks on Dec. 26 at Denver…Season Highs: 33 points (at Atlanta, Apr. 10), nine rebounds (vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 22), five assists (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 31), four blocks (at Denver, Dec. 26), three steals (at Dallas, Mar. 16) and 45:05 minutes (at Atlanta, Dec. 10).

2005-06 SEASON:
Split the season between the Boston Celtics of the NBA and the Fayetteville Patriots and Florida Flame of the NBA D-League…appeared in 32 games (three starts) for the Celtics and averaged 5.2 points (.478 FG%, .784 FT%), 1.3 rebounds and 11.7 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury…missed 30 games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, five games as a DNP-CD and 15 games while on assignment to the D-League…topped the Celtics in points and assists once each…scored in double figures seven times, including one 20-point effort…made his NBA debut against the L.A. Clippers on Feb. 3 and was scoreless in one minute of play…made his first career start at New Jersey on Apr. 16 and finished with 19 points, a season-high six assists, three rebounds and one steal in 38:50 of action…played a total of nine games (five starts) in the D-League and averaged 11.9 points (.434 FG%, .727 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.33 steals and 25.1 minutes…scored in double figures six times (all with Fayetteville), including one 20-point effort…appeared in eight games (five starts) with Fayetteville and averaged 12.6 points (.430 FG%, .800 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.38 steals and 26.4 minutes…came off the bench in the one game he played with the Florida Flame and totaled six points, one rebound, one steal and one block in 15 minutes…NBA Season Highs: 22 points (at Indiana, Apr. 12), nine rebounds (Feb. 22), six assists (at New Jersey, Apr. 16), two steals (three times), two blocks (at Indiana, Apr. 12) and 40:48 minutes (vs. Cleveland, Apr. 17).

NBA PLAYOFFS:
2013: Came off the bench in all nine games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged 6.1 points (.420 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.3 rebounds and 11.7 minutes while shooting 33.3 percent from three-point range…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…appeared in five games in the Opening Round series vs. Atlanta and averaged 7.8 points (.412 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.2 rebounds and 14.4 minutes while shooting 39.1 percent from three-point range…saw action in two games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. New York and averaged 6.0 points (.500 FG%, .000 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 9.5 minutes while shooting 33.3 percent from three-point range…appeared in two games against Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals and averaged 2.0 points (.333 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 7.0 minutes…2009: Came off the bench in all six games in which he appeared for the Mavericks and averaged 1.8 points (.286 FG%, .500 FT%) and 4.3 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD on four occasions…appeared in two games in the Opening Round series vs. San Antonio and averaged 2.0 points (.400 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 6.0 minutes…made his NBA playoff debut at San Antonio on Apr. 20 in Game 2 of the Opening Round series for the Mavericks and finished with four points and a rebound in 4:58 of action…saw action in four of the five games in the Western Conference Semifinals vs. Denver and averaged 1.8 points (.222 FG%, .500 FT%) and 3.8 minutes.

HONORS:
2012-13: Participated in the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend…2011-12: Captured MVP honors at the NBA D-League All-Star Game…2007-08: Participated in the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Championship at All-Star Weekend…2006-07: Won the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Championship at All-Star Weekend.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Gerald Anthony Green, Jr…nickname is “G-Money”…was born at halftime of Super Bowl XX on Jan. 26, 1986…is the son of Gerald and Brenda Green…his father is a retired firefighter…has one brother (Garlon Green) and two sisters (Delonya Green and Tenika Lusby)…has two sons (Geremiah Green and Julius Green)…his brother, Garlon, who played four seasons at TCU (2009-13) and participated in the 2013 College Slam Dunk Championship currently plays basketball overseas with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen basketball club in Germany…credits his grandmothers (Winifred Green and Mae Louis Shaw) as the people that made a difference in his life and the reason he changed his life around…when his playing career is over he wants to pursue a career in real estate and currently owns a real estate company based in Houston (GSE Real Estate)…in his free time he enjoys fishing, bowling, playing video games and relaxing…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and is a fan of his hometown Houston Texans…when he was 11 years old he lost his right ring finger above the lower knuckle while trying to dunk on a makeshift rim with his mother’s class ring on which got caught on a nail and ripped his finger down to the bone causing doctors to say it needed to be amputated…for years he refused to discuss the injury until he realized he could inspire people with his story…has one of the best vertical leaps in the NBA (39 inches)…was cut from his high school basketball team as both a freshman and sophomore at J. Frank Dobie H.S. before being added to the team as a sophomore…played his junior year at Dobie then transferred to Gulf Shores Academy where he repeated his junior year and played his senior year…as a junior, he led Gulf Shores Academy to a 39-2 record while averaging 28.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks…was rated the top high school prospect in the nation by Rivals.com…was named a McDonald’s All-American after his senior year in which he averaged 33.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists…was the leading scorer in the 2005 McDonald’s All-America Game and also won the 2005 McDonald’s All-America Game Slam Dunk Contest defeating current teammate Josh McRoberts…originally committed to play at Oklahoma State University before deciding to go straight from high school to the NBA without playing college basketball…wears size 13 sneakers.
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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 205 lbs./ 93 kg
Born: January 26, 1986
From: Gulf Shores Aca. (TX)
Draft: 1st Round (18th pick) 2005 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Miami Heat 2015 - 2015
  Phoenix Suns 2013 - 2014
  Indiana Pacers 2012 - 2013
  Brooklyn Nets 2011 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: Gulf Shores Academy (TX)/USA

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