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July 27, 2013 Updates

Juan Sebastia, who runs Scola's website, tweeted Friday night that a trade to send the Argentinian big man to the Pacers would be officially announced Saturday. Neither team commented in the immediate aftermath of the tweet, but sources with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com that one trade scenario on the table would send swingman Gerald Green and future draft considerations to Phoenix in exchange for Scola, whose arrival in Indiana would only strengthen a front line headlined by center Roy Hibbert and the recently re-signed David West. ESPN.com

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“George Hill is a fighter,” Pacers reserve Gerald Green said. “He’s been dealing with that it seems like all season. But he knows we’re in the most important part of the season. Nothing’s stopping him from being out there.” Indianapolis Star

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The Pacers have been sniffing around for smaller more cosmetic deals, and Green seems to be the main piece they are trying to sell. Unfortunately the reason Indiana is looking at Green related deals, is the same reason they may not have anything doable at the deadline; he just doesn’t have a lot of value. HoopsWorld

February 17, 2013 Updates

While Green did not ultimately advance, his plan for what he had ready was among the most inventive. “I was going to do a dunk where I involved Paul George and Lance Stephenson,” Green said. “It was going to be something like the halftime show, but without the trampoline.” I needed some clarification. “It was going to be to where, Lance was going to throw Paul an alley-oop off the glass, Paul was going to catch it, jump pretty high and throw it, and then I come out of nowhere and put it between my legs [before dunking].” NBCSports.com

February 14, 2013 Updates

The Pacers are, however, open to moving backups Tyler Hansbrough, D.J. Augustin and Gerald Green. I'm told they offered up the names of Hansbrough and Augustin when trying to pry J.J. Redick out of Orlando. But the Magic aren't interested in a move like that. Orlando might yet keep Redick, who wants to stay in Orlando, but only if the sharp-shooting backup settles for less than he might get on the open market this summer. Despite Redick's name being one of the most prominent in trade rumors, some executives are beginning to believe the Magic will not move him. ESPN.com

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To the one hundredth of one percent of humans who have experienced what it's like to bounce 40 inches-plus in the air with nothing but a pair high tops to get you there, jumping is an artistic expression. "It's an art form, it really is," Robinson says. "A guy like Gerald Green controls his hops and his jumps are for a purpose. Julius Erving had big hands. He was always moving the ball all around; he made it look like magic in the air. Then you have explosive dunkers who jump high and dunk hard like Dominique Wilkins. Me? I'm an energy jumper. My jumping ability is more like an explosive Dennis Rodman, and since I'm shorter, it looks crazy. I'm just a guy out there who's trying to show the world what I can do. Not too many 5-9 guys can dunk like I can." Yahoo! Sports

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December 7, 2012 Updates

After extended stops in Russia and China, he was invited to a Lakers mini-camp in the summer of ’11 but participated in just two practices—hardly enough, in Green’s mind, for the team to get a good look at him. So Green landed in the D-League, with L.A. D-Fenders, coached by Eric Musselman. A former NBA head coach with the Warriors and Kings, Musselman pushed Green to improve his handles and defense. “Eric Musselman, I really have to thank him a lot in terms of my career,” begins Green. “If I could thank him every day, I would, because he was probably the one person that helped me get back in the League. He helped motivate me, he prepared me. He just showed me a different way of scoring, a different way of playing defense. I have to give a lot of credit to him for me being back.” SLAM

September 19, 2012 Updates

One of the silver linings in last year’s injury-filled Nets season was their ability to mine talent from the D-League. But besides the most obvious example in Gerald Green, who became one of the league’s biggest surprises last season after getting called up, the Nets also used their own affiliate, the Springfield Armor, to supply them with guard Jerry Smith and forward Dennis Horner. That synergy between the Nets and their D-League affiliate will continue this weekend, when the Armor hold an open tryout at the Nets’ practice facility. “The idea is that the Springfield Armor are part of the Nets,” said Milton Lee, the Nets’ General Manager of Minor League Operations. “We’re trying to use it on many different platforms, the most important being developing our Nets players. “Secondly, it’s developing players we have in Springfield and identifying D-League candidates for the NBA. And, thirdly, it’s searching outside of people already in the league for potential D-League caliber and maybe even NBA caliber players.” New York Post

August 21, 2012 Updates

But he could dazzle. Green won the 2007 NBA dunk contest during All-Star weekend and finished runner-up a year later after simultaneously slamming the ball and blowing out a candle on a cupcake that sat above the rim. Thirteen months later, he was out of the league, relegated to playing professionally in Russia. Then he was in China. Then, the NBA Development League. "I didn't grow up playing in my backyard dreaming of playing in Russia," Green said. Indianapolis Star

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