HoopsHype Donte Greene rumors


August 23, 2012 Updates
August 9, 2012 Updates

The Goon Squad Classic II has been cancelled. The second-annual charity game organized by Donté Greene was set to tip-off tomorrow evening at Cosumnes River College. However, the former Kings forward and his Circle of Success foundation received word from the NBA that players would face heavy penalties for their participation. “Just got word from NBA (league) office,” said Greene in a series of tweets, informing fans of the news. “(Due) to stipulations in the new CBA the charity game has been canceled. Any players who play without prior league approval face suspension and fines. We are saddened by this news and apologize for any inconvience this may cause.” Cowbell Kingdom

August 7, 2012 Updates

Donte Greene says he is on the Knicks' radar. The former Sacramento Kings forward and current free agent said in a recent radio interview that the Knicks are among three teams who have expressed interest in signing him. Greene told TheCDNetworks.com, a Sacramento internet radio show, that he is in talks with Chicago, New York and Indiana. He called the trio his "top three" possible free-agent destinations. "Anybody could pop up at any time," Greene told the radio show on Friday. "But those are the three that we're focusing on and trying to work out and get a deal done." ESPN.com

July 17, 2012 Updates
June 27, 2012 Updates
March 26, 2012 Updates

Donté Greene knows the final 18 games of this season are of supreme importance. Such is life for a fourth-year player at the end of his rookie contract with no assurances he will be re-signed following this season. Greene's approach to the rest of the season is simple. "Just play, really," he said. "Go out and work hard before the games or in practice time and just try to be ready. It's a contract year for me; it's a big last (18) games of the season so (I'll) just try to work hard." Sacramento Bee

Greene has shown reasons for the Kings to keep him, but the team needs to see more commitment by Greene to being a player who can contribute consistently if they are to commit to him long term. Kings coach Keith Smart describes Greene's skills as "intriguing." "I shared with him that 'You've got to get to the point, with your size, (playoff) contenders are knocking down our door saying give us this guy; that's where your game has to grow to,' " Smart said. So, if the Kings haven't seen the best of Greene, they will have to decide how long to wait, and how much to invest, to see if he becomes a consistent contributor. Sacramento Bee

January 12, 2012 Updates

Diehard Sacramento Kings fan Kevin Fippin wanted to propose to his long-time girlfriend Lydia Nicolaisen. So before he popped the question on New Year’s Eve, he recruited the services of a Sacramento Kings fan favorite. Cowbell Kingdom

November 27, 2011 Updates

Any plans to get the team together sooner rather than later to get a head start on training camp? Donte Greene: I don’t know. It’s up to our team captains of course – Tyreke (Evans) and Francisco (Garcia). See what they decide. I’m all for coming back early and working out. I’m actually in the process right now of packing! Started packing today and ready just to move my fam back out and everything. Cowbell Kingdom

November 9, 2011 Updates
October 6, 2011 Updates

But apparently, the battle for bragging rights was enough to convince Gay that he would participate in the next show to determine which coast has the best players. After weeks of wrangling and tense negotiations, the Goodman League-Drew League rematch will finally take place on Sunday at Long Beach State University and Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls confirmed that Gay would join forces with Durant, Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Sam Young and Donte Greene. Gay, Durant and Wall are also expected to participate in another exhibition game hosted by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Saturday at Florida International University in Miami, but Rawls said all three would complete the difficult back-to-back set. They will meet a fired-up Drew League team eager for revenge and featuring Harden, Jennings, Nick Young, Derrick Williams, DeMar Derozan, Dorell Wright, Craig Smith, Marcus Banks and Ryan Hollins. Washington Post

August 17, 2011 Updates

As of late Sunday, the Goodman-Shaw League showdown was still on for next Saturday at Washington, D.C.'s Trinity University. The confirmed participants were, for the Goodman (D.C.) squad, Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, Gary Neal, Michael Beasley, Grizzlies rookie Josh Selby and forward Sam Young, Kings big men DeMarcus Cousins and Donte Greene, And1 star Hugh (Baby Shaq) Jones and D.C. guard Warren (D-Nice) Jefferson. The Shaw (L.A.) League has commitments from Brandon Jennings, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Dorell Wright, Nick Young, JaVale McGee and Pooh Jeter. Durant warmed up for the battle this past weekend by leading his Madness team to the Goodman championship game on Sunday with 44 points. The Shaw game will end a whirlwind summer of playing for the Thunder's superstar, who told the Washington Post he's set an October 1 deadline for deciding whether he'll play abroad if the lockout continues into the regular season. NBA.com

July 29, 2011 Updates

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