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    Default Bleacher Report (I know...): Indiana is wrong spot for Green

    and i thought bleacher report couldn't get any more clueless...

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...h-flying-guard

    Gerald Green was one of the breakout sensations in the NBA this past season, going from the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders to the New Jersey Nets and sticking around.

    Now, he's going to hinder his development by latching on to the Indiana Pacers roster, according to the Indianapolis Star's Mike Wells:

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    Pacers r expected to offer Gerald Green a 3-yr, $10 million contract
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    In 31 games with the Nets, Green averaged 12.9 points, 1.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. He even appeared as a starter twice.


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    Good luck fitting into that role with the Indiana Pacers, a team that thrives on offense by committee. He'll be stuck behind Paul George and Danny Granger on the roster, which will cut into his potential playing time significantly.

    As the Brooklyn Nets don't have the money necessary to realistically match this offer sheet, that's exactly where it looks like he'll end up.

    Green has a better chance at earning a few wins with the Pacers in the playoffs, but he won't be a huge factor. He would have had a chance to make a large impact if he went to a team with a hole at shooting guard and a little bit of money to offer.

    The primary calling card for this shooting guard (who can also play small forward) is athleticism. Not too many players can produce highlights like the one you can see in the embedded video here.


    However, Green's athleticism isn't going to be quite as beneficial while on the same team as other high-fliers like George and Granger. Unless he strengthens other facets of his game, he won't be able to get on the court long enough to throw down too many more windmill alley-oops.

    Green had all the potential in the world to compete for the Most Improved Player award during the 2012-2013 season, but he had to end up on a team that had a dire need for his services, not one that will turn him into a bench player.

    This is a good signing for the Pacers because they get the services of a great young talent, and he'll produce off the bench while providing depth in the second unit, but it's not a good move from Green's perspective.

    However, at least he's not in the D-League anymore.

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    10 day contract to 10 freakin million dollars... seems like Indiana is a great fit for Green.

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    Not that it matters much but I like how the author describes Danny Granger as a "high flyer". Sadly ESPN commentators often come off just a bit more knowledgeable than the folks at Bleacher Report which isn't saying much.

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    errrr... Joe Johnson and Crash playing in Brooklyn means the likelihood of Green getting minutes are about equal to what he will be getting in Indy.
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    However, Green's athleticism isn't going to be quite as beneficial while on the same team as other high-fliers like George and Granger. Unless he strengthens other facets of his game, he won't be able to get on the court long enough to throw down too many more windmill alley-oops.
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    Why didn't any of you tell me that Granger is a high flier?!?!?! So many missed opportunities!!! RAWWWRRRRRR!!!!

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    Seriously? Granger a "high flier"? That guy must be playing a lot of 2K11

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    Seriously? Granger a "high flier"? That guy must be playing a lot of 2K11
    You say 2k11, because in 2k12 they realized the misstake? :P Just joking around here...

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    Default Re: Bleacher Report (I know...): Indiana is wrong spot for Green

    Guys, didn't you see how many times Danny dunked in the playoffs? I'm pretty sure it exceeded the the amount of regular season dunks. He's just a late bloomer.

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    You say 2k11, because in 2k12 they realized the misstake? :P Just joking around here...
    Actually Granger in 2k12 can dunk over guys like Kaman. It's weird
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    My thoughts exactly!

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    I like the part where he uses most of the article to say Green wont get any minutes in Indy and will be lost in the bench just to conclude that:

    This is a good signing for the Pacers because they get the services of a great young talent, and he'll produce off the bench while providing depth in the second unit, but it's not a good move from Green's perspective.
    So which is? Will he have no mins and be lost behind our high fliers, or is going to be a good produce and leader of our depth? Sounds like someone is a Nets fan.
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    It is possible for Gerald to get "most improved player" and "6th man of the year" coming off the bench...nah, he will just be shadowed by the High Fliers cause he won't take the tough pills!
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    Wow. I always knew BR wasn't a good source, but that article was just abysmal. No actual tangible evidence suggesting anything, basically just random unorganized speculation.

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    Default Re: Bleacher Report (I know...): Indiana is wrong spot for Green

    This just in: Gerald Green, future HOFer and perennial all-star, was just shafted by the terrible and highly uninspiring Indiana Pacers by signing an atrociously small contract to play behind the two most mediocre wing players in the game - Paul George and Danny Granger.

    Oh dang - I should start writing for BR!

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