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    Default Gerald Green Wants Out of Minnesota

    I just saw this on RealGM. He's not exactly living up to his pre-draft hype, but he's a young guard with some promise.

    The Wolves declined his option and he's getting no playing time, so it appears they have no interest in him. His trade value is low.

    Harrison for Green, anyone?

    He's a free agent at seasons end, so worst case scenario we can just let him walk. Low risk, high reward. I'd at least inquire about it if I were Larry Bird.
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    I'd do Harrison for Green in a heartbeat.

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    Default Re: Gerald Green Wants Out of Minnesota

    Interesting idea, I would do it.

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    Would Minny, though?

    I think we'd all agree that we'd move Harrison for loose change if we could, despite the fact that the one thing this team doesn't need is another raw swingman.
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    Would Minny, though?
    Considering that McHale sent Kevin Garnet to his good friend Danny Ainge in Boston I don't see why he wouldn't send something to best bud Larry in Indy.

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    Would Minny, though?

    I think we'd all agree that we'd move Harrison for loose change if we could, despite the fact that the one thing this team doesn't need is another raw swingman.
    They might if they don't get better offers. You have zero interest in Green and will let him walk this summer, Harrison can also be let go this summer, so WTF does it hurt to swap them for either team?

    But again that means that no one thinks enough of Green to give Minny a better offer. And if that's the case then we can't count on much ourselves.

    edit - all of this has already been said in much more detail by others which makes this post more of a QFT
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    YEs they would, they need a big body beside Al Jefferson lol
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    After watching Green play for a couple of seasons here in Boston, I'm not sure that I want him. Lots of talent, but Bender-level basketball IQ. But I agree that a Harrison for Green trade would be about the right amount of risk to take on him.
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    Remember when some were upset we didn't take Green over Granger in the draft?

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    Whatever...he's not good.
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    Default Re: Gerald Green Wants Out of Minnesota

    Well, I like the trade,but he would make the 458th sf/sg.

    We already have Stephen Graham anyway, who is as good as Green, but Stephen doesnt get any PT.

    For these reasons, I dont like this trade right now.

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    Whatever...he's not good.
    Neither is Harrison, who I'd be happy if we cut. It would basically be like getting the dude for free.
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    Neither is Harrison, who I'd be happy if we cut. It would basically be like getting the dude for free.
    Well...It's not like Harrison for Green is realistic. I imagine there may be one of the other 28 GMs in the League that will offer something better than a recently outed pro-ganja center who fouls everyone and will be a free agent in June.

    David aint enough and Ike or Shawne is too much. We got no good offer for him. And since he's not good, that's fine.

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    Well...It's not like Harrison for Green is realistic.
    Which is what I said in the fourth post of this thread.
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    Default Re: Gerald Green Wants Out of Minnesota

    We can't trade Harrison. We need someone to provide comic relief.

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    LMAO. . .Why that would be something we need, we could trade Williams for Green. We need more athletic guys who can attack the basket when the shots aren't fallin'. And we don't have J.O.
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    Default Re: Gerald Green Wants Out of Minnesota

    For all the talk that he looks instinct and basketball IQ, he's actually been a fairly productive player in what time he's been given in his career.

    His career three-point percentage is higher than Kareem Rush's (36.8 vs 36.1) and would rank third on our team, behind only Granger (37.4) and Owens (40.4).

    A guy that young, with his athleticism, who can shoot, would be worth taking a chance on.

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    I'd do it. But I think I've made it clear that Gerald is worth giving a look. Dude hasn't developed as some had anticipated but his overall skillset at this point is pretty nice and given a consistent, established role his knowledge for the game may increase.

    Harrison is worthless anyway, might as well move his sorry *** for somebody interesting.

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    McHale is just stupid enough to let this guy walk, too bad Bird has been trained to only make a move when its your last option.

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    Just sign him cheap this summer if you want him. Or let someone else be stupid enough to give him more money.

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    I'm not sure which question to ask first: why the pacers would want Gerald Green, or the TWolves would want David Harrison...

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    I'm not sure which question to ask first: why the pacers would want Gerald Green, or the TWolves would want David Harrison...
    Green's a young, athletic guard who can shoot and still has a lot of upside. When your back court consists of Tinsley, Diener, Owens, Rush, Daniels, and a SF in Dunleavy, it can't possibly hurt to take a look at someone like Green. If he doesn't impress management, he can walk at the end of the season, which is what's likely to happen with Harrison anyways. No harm, no foul.


    The Wolves big men, outside of Jefferson, are either undersized (Smith, Richard), washed up garbage (Ratliff, Doleac), or both (Madsen). Harrison, at the very least, is a guy with great size, who's a major shot blocker and provides a decent low post threat. He'll also help take some of the beatings off of Jefferson. And he's young, cheap, and a FA at seasons end meaning there's virtually no risk with him (unless he kills someone on the court between now and the end of the season).

    It's virtually 0 risk, high reward for both teams. Makes perfect sense to me.

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    I'm not sure which question to ask first: why the pacers would want Gerald Green, or the TWolves would want David Harrison...
    The first post in this thread that makes sense. Let's see.....we are so chalk-full of SG/SF that one of the reasons ( but not the main reason ) why we are now playing Small Ball is cuz most of our halfway decent shooter/scorers happen to be SG/SFs. It totally makes sense to me to add yet another SG/SF to our rotation that we are going to have ZERO minutes to play that will likely bolt after this offseason.

    If we were a team that was stacked in the Frontcourt and were in need of a Guard, then I could see making a run for Green as a sensible plan. But since we are not.....I don't see Green as an option.
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    The first post in this thread that makes sense. Let's see.....we are so chalk-full of SG/SF that one of the reasons ( but not the main reason ) why we are now playing Small Ball is cuz most of our halfway decent shooter/scorers happen to be SG/SFs. It totally makes sense to me to add yet another SG/SF to our rotation that we are going to have ZERO minutes to play that will likely bolt after this offseason.

    If we were a team that was stacked in the Frontcourt and were in need of a Guard, then I could see making a run for Green as a sensible plan. But since we are not.....I don't see Green as an option.
    I will respectfully disagree. We have backcourt quantity but I do not believe we have backcourt quality. What you see is what you get with Rush, Daniels, and Owens - serviceable players, but nothing more. Daniels can't shoot and is injury prone. Owens is a 6'3" SG. Rush has been the best of the three, but even he's nothing special and will likely bolt for greener pa$ture$ at seasons end. Gerald is serviceable right now (despite what some people would like to believe), yet he also has the physical tools and untapped potential to be much more than that in the future. He's a very comparable prospect to Shawne Williams in my opinion, the difference being Green is more of a SG to Shawne's SF. If he can be had, we'd be fools to pass him up. Just because he hasn't lived up to the pre-draft hype of being the next Tracy McGrady doesn't mean he's not still a good prospect.
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    Owens is a 6'3" SG.
    Although you think that Owens is a 6'4" ( according to his NBA profile ) SG ( which is pretty much true ), he doesn't play minutes at the SG/SF rotation....he only backs up Diener or Tinsley. He wouldn't eat up any minutes at any position that Green would likely play.

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    Rush has been the best of the three, but even he's nothing special and will likely bolt for greener pa$ture$ at seasons end.
    Green is a Unresticted Free Agent as well.....why wouldn't Green do the same?

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    Gerald is serviceable right now (despite what some people would like to believe), yet he also has the physical tools and untapped potential to be much more than that in the future. He's a very comparable prospect to Shawne Williams in my opinion, the difference being Green is more of a SG to Shawne's SF. If he can be had, we'd be fools to pass him up. Just because he hasn't lived up to the pre-draft hype of being the next Tracy McGrady doesn't mean he's not still a good prospect.
    I didn't say that he wasn't a good prospect....I just said that we have ZERO minutes for him in our rotation now.

    I don't see him playing ahead of Granger, Dunleavy or Rush. That means that at best...he can probably get the share the remaining minutes of the SG/SF/PF rotation with Marquis and Shawne. We barely have enough minutes for them now.....where are we going to get minutes to add Green? Unless we trade Marquis or Shawne ( something that I doubt will happen ), the Pacers FO really thinks that Green is something special and is worth giving him a "trial run"....then I just don't that we can get him any meaningful minutes.

    And if we aren't able to give him any meaningful minutes now.......how are we going to play him to see if he's worth signing in the offseason?

    If he was a Restricted FA...then I can see taking a risk on him....but since he's an Unresticted FA, then I don't see the point of trying him out.
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