Orien Greene RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:207 lbs. / 94.3 kg.
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:207 lbs. / 94.3 kg.
#Bucks waive Alando Tucker, Eddie Gill, Mustapha Farrakhan and Orien Greene. Roster now at regular-season limit of 15.
The Milwaukee Bucks announced their 2012 training camp roster today with the additions of Eddie Gill, Orien Greene, Mustapha Farrakhan and Alando Tucker.
Charles F. Gardner: Former UW star Alando Tucker is an addition to #Bucks training camp roster. Others are Eddie Gill, Orien Greene and Mustapha Farrakhan.
The point guard options the Nuggets will bring in include Matt Bouldin, Cedric Jackson, Orien Greene and Tyrese Rice with Greene being the best known prospect following a few successful seasons in the D-league that’s included numerous stints on an NBA roster. The wings in attendance are pretty impressive, at least as far as free agent options go, as Rodney Carney, J.R. Giddens, DeMarre Carroll, Mickael Gelabale and Alan Anderson will work out. All five players were drafted by an NBA franchise, but Carney has probably had the most illustrious career considering he’s been on an NBA roster ever since being a first round pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
Among the free agents the Wolves will work out Thursday and Friday are former NBA players Quincy Douby, Orien Greene, J.R. Giddens, Steven Hunter, Cedric Jackson, Matt Janning, Alexander Johnson, Jerel McNeal, James Singleton and John Thomas; second-year players who played in the D-League last season including Matt Bouldin and DeShawn Sims; former Memphis guard Darius Washington Jr. who is most famous for missing clutch free-throws; former D-League standout James Mays who spent the last two seasons in China and Turkey; and a fellow by the name of Chris Daniels who either attended college in Georgia or at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (I’m guessing it’s the latter).
At least two D-League teams have filed a formal complaint to the D-League arguing that Greene should not be allowed to re-join the Utah Flash. The league’s executive committee — made up of various team’s front office personnel — is also filing a complaint as well with the league. The reason for the complaints, I’m told, are that since the D-League is FIBA-sanctioned, Greene should not be allowed to play if he’s been ruled ineligible to play elsewhere. The complaints also brought up an issue that questioning the D-League front office as it has apparently bent the rules for the Utah Flash and Greene after not being willing to do so for other teams in the league.
None of the NBA affiliated leagues are subject to the disciplinary rulings of FIBA, though they do have a process in place for honoring each other’s contracts (i.e. If Orien Greene had been under contract with a team overseas, he wouldn’t have been able to play for the Flash). I sincerely apologize for the misinformation published earlier today.
Greene will be able to appeal, but really there’s no point: The paperwork, processing and ruling will all take weeks and even if FIBA’s decision is reversed, it will likely come until after the playoffs are over. But, talking with a source with knowledge of the situation, FIBA’s decision to prolong Greene’s suspension comes under questionable circumstances. If Greene isn’t allowed to play in the CBA which is a professional league registered under FIBA, then why was signed off to play in the D-League and the NBA, which are also registered FIBA leagues? What at least on the surface seems like a major inconsistency in FIBA’s logic has seemingly cost Greene a job. “Somebody messed up,” the source said.
After signing Orien Greene for a playoff run that will start tonight at home against top-seeded Xinjiang, Beijing has learned that its freshly arrived import won’t be allowed to play in the CBA after FIBA has extended Greene’s two-year suspension from all FIBA competitions, which started on March 12, 2009, through July. Greene, who has been in the country as of Friday, had been awaiting FIBA’s verdict since arriving in Beijing and thus hasn’t practiced with his new team. Greene’s suspension was handed down by FIBA in June 2010 after it was determined that the ex-Florida Gator tampered with a urine sample while playing professionally for a team in the Netherlands.
According to multiple sources, Utah Flash guard Orien Greene will be signed by the Beijing Ducks while Iowa Energy center Courtney Sims will join the DongGuan Leopards. Both players have been bought out of their contracts for the required $45,000 apiece and are expected to join their respective teams for the upcoming Chinese Basketball Association playoffs.
Jorge Sierra: Orien Greene, who played with the Nets this year, is close to signing a contract with the Beijing Ducks, one source told HoopsHype.
Scott Schroeder: D-League players the Bulls could consider: Trey Johnson, Matt Janning, Othyus Jeffers, Orien Greene and Stephen Dennis.
League sources have told FanHouse, however, that Chicago is inviting four players from the NBA Development League to audition for the team on Tuesday. Orien Greene (right) of the Utah Flash, Tulsa 66ers rookie Jerome Dyson, Stephen Dennis of the Bakersfield Jam and Rio Grande Valley guard Matt Janning will all work out in Chicago on Tuesday in hopes of securing a 10-day contract from the Bulls.
Scott Schroeder: So Orien Greene didn’t get a 2nd 10-day with the #Nets. In 3 games, he played 6 minutes and scored 3 points. Will re-join Utah Flash.
Point guard Orien Greene likely won’t get a second 10-day contract when his expires today. Backup guard Jordan Farmar returned Wednesday after missing six games with a back injury, and Johnson wants rookie Ben Uzoh to get spot minutes.
The New Jersey Nets have signed free agent guard Orien Greene to a contract. Nets General Manager Billy King announced the 10-day contract for Greene on Tuesday. He’ll fill in for Jordan Farmar, who has been sidelined for three games with a strained back.
Orien Greene hasn’t played in the NBA since he appeared in seven games with the Sacramento Kings during the 2007-08 season, but he’s apparently shown the New Jersey Nets that he deserves another chance as a source has confirmed to FanHouse that Greene has received a 10-day call-up from the team. The move was first reported by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpres on Twitter.
Orien Greene hasn’t played in the NBA since he appeared in seven games with the Sacramento Kings during the 2007-08 season, but he’s apparently shown the New Jersey Nets that he deserves another chance as a source has confirmed to FanHouse that Greene has received a 10-day call-up from the team. Greene, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Louisiana-Lafayette, was the 53rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Greene has played in 128 career NBA games, including seven starts, but the defensive stalwart was never able to get his offense going as he averaged just 2.5 points on 39 percent shooting in stints with the Celtics, Kings and Indiana Pacers.
Ask Greene — who has played briefly for the Pacers and Kings, as well as in New Zealand, Jerusalem, Amsterdam and Orem, Utah since leaving the Celtics — and he’ll tell you the same thing. “The drug test. That night in Boston. Everything. … I would have done a lot of things different. If not for those, maybe I wouldn’t be at this point right now,” he explains. “That’s the thing: I wish that I would have been a little bit more professional when I was in the league.”
Meanwhile, at age 28 Greene continues to deliver elite defense for the D-League’s Utah Flash, to go with — as of today — 23 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals while making 48 percent of his 3-pointers, and 52 percent of all field goals. How is a guy like this not in the NBA? Ask NBA front offices and you’ll hear that he’s a perfectly good player, but something of a knucklehead; Near the end of that rookie year he was pulled over going close to 100 miles an hour in suburban Boston, for instance. There have been drug test issues.