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|Draft:||First Round (18th Pick)|
|Drafted By:||Boston Celtics|
|College:||Gulf Shores Academy (High School)|
CAREER TRANSACTIONS Selected by Boston in the first round (18th overall pick) of the 2005 NBA Draft…traded along with Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair and two first round draft picks to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Garnett (7/31/07)...traded to Houston in exchange for Kirk Snyder, a second round pick and cash considerations (2/21/08)…signed by Dallas as a free agent (7/2/08).
PROFESSIONAL CAPSULE In 143 games (29 starts) with Minnesota and Houston, averages 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 17.6 minutes…won the 2007 Sprite NBA Slam Dunk contest (Las Vegas).
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS SUMMER 2008: Played at the NBA Summer League (Las Vegas) and the Rocky Mountain Revue (Salt Lake City)…in 4 games (3 starts) at NBASL, averaged 13.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 21.8 minutes…in 6 games (3 starts) at the Revue, averaged 17.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 25.8 minutes…shot 44.6% (33-74 FGs) from the field, 46.2% (12-26 3FGs) from 3-point range and 90.3% (28-31 FTs) from the line...among tournament leaders, ranked fourth in scoring and seventh in 3FG%. 2007-08: In 29 games with MIN, averaged 5.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.3 minutes per game…season-highs 18 points, 8 rebounds vs. GS (12/19/07)…12 points and season-best 5 assists vs. IND (12/21/07)…made his HOU debut with 6 points (3-3 FGs) and 2 rebounds vs. WAS (2/26/08). 2006-07: Averaged 10.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 22.0 minutes…20 points, career-high tying 9 rebounds vs. PHI (12/22/06)…18 points, 8 rebounds, career-high 4 blocks at DEN (12/26/06)…career-highs in 3FGM (5) and 3FGA (8) at LAC (12/27/06)…career-high 44 minutes to go with 14 points vs. IND (1/10/07)…25 points with a career-high 3 steals at DAL (3/16/07)…career-high 33 points at ATL (4/10/07). 2005-06: Averaged 5.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.7 minutes with BOS…scored first NBA points, finishing with 4 vs. POR (2/10/06)…19 points, career-high 6 assists in first career start at NJ (4/16/06)…averaged 11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds for Fayetteville and Florida in the D-League.
HIGH SCHOOL CAPSULE Named 2005 McDonald’s All-American and scored a game-high 24 points, on 8-for-12 FGs, 6-for-9 3FGs…won the McDonald’s Slam Dunk Contest…scored 17 points in the 2005 Roundball Classic, shooting 4-for-7 3FGs…two-time All-State selection at Gulf Shores Academy…named MVP of the Reebok ABCD Camp in the summer of 2004…averaged 33.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists his senior season…averaged 28.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game, leading Gulf Shores to a 39-2 record his junior season. PERSONAL CAPSULE Full name is Gerald Anthony Green…born Jan. 26, 1986…an active supporter of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts…wrote NBA Rookie Diary for Sports Illustrated…loves dogs and has three named Joker, Pluto and Reeses…favorite NBA players growing up were Michael Jordan and Tracy McGrady…hobbies include fishing and bowling…favorite movie is “Faceoff”…favorite actor is Martin Lawrence…favorite pregame meal is pasta
He signed as a free agent with the Mavericks on July 2, 2008 and played in the NBA Summer League (Las Vegas) and the Rocky Mountain Revue (Salt Lake City). He averaged 13.3 points per game in the NBASL and 17.7 points per game at while playing only 13 minutes a game. On October 18, 2008, against the Kings, he led all scorers on both teams with 29 points helping the Mavs pound the Kings 124-109.