Remember when we suggested that the Los Angeles Lakers re-sign Gerald Green?
Well, the New Jersey Nets beat them to it.
Green, a former Slam Dunk Contest winner who was named MVP of the D-League All-Star Game over the weekend, signed with the Nets on Monday, the minor league announced.
Green was averaging 19.1 points and 4.6 rebounds with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He scored 28 points in 24 minutes in the D-League All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday.
The Nets have lost small forwards Damion James and Shawne Williams for the season due to injuries. They currently start a three-guard offense with DeShawn Stevenson (3.0 ppg, 3 2-point baskets all season) at small forward.
That makes it highly likely that Green not only will dress but may play for the Nets when they visit Dallas – Green’s last NBA team in the 2008-09 season – on Tuesday.