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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: $1,362,897
Camp also will put Spoelstra on the court for the first time in a structured setting with offseason acquisitions Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green, players expected to provide a significant upgrade for the Heat’s bench. “If you had told me we would have an opportunity to sign both those players, I would have said that’s not realistic,” he said of the Heat landing both in free agency at the veteran minimum. “I’m very open-minded going into the season with this roster.”
Gerald Green laughed recently when asked if he was excited to again be playing with former Phoenix Suns teammate Goran Dragic, with the two now reunited with the Heat. “He makes it a lot easier for me,” Green said with a smile. “You should probably ask him, ‘Is it OK for you to be playing with Gerald again?’ No, playing with Goran is going to be great. I mean, he makes not only my job easier, he makes everybody else’s job easier.”
For years, it was a subject too personal, too hurtful for the athletic 6-foot-8 swingman to discuss, of how, when attempting to dunk as a sixth-grader while wearing his mother’s class ring, he caught the ring finger of his right hand on a nail in a makeshift rim in a doorway. He would later describe the injury as something out of “Terminator 2,” noting, “It was nothing but white bone.” Tendons? Gone. Ligaments? Gone. And, soon, most of the finger gone, as well, amputation the solution.
Green said for years he would attempt to hide the finger, classmates at those ages looking for moments to tease. And then, when selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, came a moment of truth. “If you go back and look at the David Stern tape,” he said during a private moment Thursday about meeting the NBA commissioner, “when I go shake his hand I have my right hand in my pocket. He tells me, ‘Take your hand out of your pocket.’ “I always have been a little shy about that. But I think it’s getting better once I get older. I just want to be able to inspire people with that.”