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Gerald Green
Gerald Green
Position: G-F
Born: 01/26/86
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Salary: $3,500,000
“The numbers show pretty clearly that Gerald is not the terrible defensive player he is being made out to be,” Bradbury said. “The Suns played him a lot last year, they liked what he brought, when he was rolling, the team was rolling, and no one was out there complaining about his defense. “It’s unfortunate because the team isn’t where some people thought it would or should be at this point in the season. I’m not sure why that falls on one guy all of a sudden, especially when they have known all along what they have with Gerald. He can score, and can score a lot quickly, when you give him the minutes. He brings it on the defensive end, consistent with what the team brings as a unit. But when you hear the coach saying he is so bad that he can’t be on the floor? That’s nonsense. You have to wonder where that comes from and why.”
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“It’s completely unfair to misrepresent Gerald and his game like this,” Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports told Sporting News. “You’re talking about a player that wants to win at any cost and is a tremendous locker guy and teammate. I don’t see the benefit for the coach to go about things this way.” Green is in his second year with the Suns and posted his best game of the season Wednesday night against the Mavericks, scoring 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting. But after averaging 15.8 points in 28.4 minutes a game last season, he is down to 11.8 in 19.3 minutes this year. He can be a free agent this summer.
“I feel like I could’ve helped a lot more than I did this season,” Green said. “Those decisions weren’t up to me. If I play, I’ll go out and give it my best. I don’t really get excited about games any more because I don’t know if I’m going to play. These type of games don’t excite me any more. They don’t give me confidence. “I don’t want to get too excited because I know the next game I might not play.”
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Even after it all, the 29-year-old still said he would rather re-sign with Phoenix and retire with the Suns. This is the first time Green has played successive years with the same NBA team since his first two seasons with Boston (2005-07). “I want to be here but I just don’t know if they want me here,” Green said. “Because if you want somebody, you show them. I didn’t think I was playing that bad and now we’re here.”