HoopsHype Orien Greene rumors

October 28, 2012 Updates

Former Wisconsin star Alando Tucker was among four players waived by the Bucks on Saturday as they trimmed the roster to the regular- season limit of 15. Also released were guards Mustapha Farrakhan, Eddie Gill and Orien Greene. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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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. Ridiculous Upside

June 1, 2011 Updates

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). Ridiculous Upside

March 25, 2011 Updates

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. Ridiculous Upside

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. Ridiculous Upside

March 23, 2011 Updates

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. NiuBBall.com

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. NiuBBall.com

March 15, 2011 Updates

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. Ridiculous Upside

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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. Twitter

February 10, 2011 Updates

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. Bergen Record

February 1, 2011 Updates

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. google.com

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. FanHouse.com

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