HoopsHype Willie Green rumors

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Del Negro has plenty of reason to gush about Green's professionalism. Green's started 26 of the Clippers' 29 games this season. The other three, Chauncey Billups started. And with Billups back, Green didn't get off the bench. "I'm not going to sit up here and say it's not tough," Green said. But he didn't complain. Green has accepted his role and embraces it. "It's definitely maturity," Green said. "For me personally, it's spiritual maturity. I know in order to reach our goals, it's going to take sacrifice and unselfishness from each member of this team." Orange County Register

"Given this kind of platform and the opportunities we have, you always want to lead by example first," Green said. "When it's time to speak up or say whatever you need to say to the team, they know you lead by example and your body of work allows you to speak up and be a leader." Orange County Register

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Ronny Turiaf: Every team should have Vets like Willie Green.. Great talk with him today after practice...! S/o to Aaron McKie for helping me in my career Twitter @Ronny_Turiaf

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Schortsanitis signed a three-year contract with Athens club Panathinaikos earlier this month so chances are he won’t be joining Atlanta’s roster. The value for the Hawks in the deal is gaining a trade exception in the amount of Green’s first-year salary with the Clippers, which wasn’t immediately known. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Snubbed by Allen and Terry, and unable to get an audience with several other established players, the Grizzlies' road in free agency has narrowed with guards Willie Green, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar now in their sights, according to sources. The Griz are said to also have interest in guards Sonny Weems and Jerryd Bayless. Russian point guard Alexey Shved was off the Grizzlies' radar as of Monday with a source close to the situation insisting that a deal wouldn't get done. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Possible targets are former Hornets guard Willie Green, who becomes a unrestricted free agent after playing last season with the Atlanta Hawks; Charlotte Bobcats restricted free-agent guard D.J. Augustin, a New Orleans native; Chicago Bulls restricted free-agent center Omer Asik; Denver restricted free agent Rudy Fernandez, who played for Hornets Coach Monty Williams when he was an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers; and Houston Rockets unrestricted free-agent guard Goran Dragic, who was part of the three-team deal that initially sent Paul to the Lakers before NBA Commissioner David Stern nixed it. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Williams said the Hornets dropped the ball by not re-signing free agent shooting guard Willie Green, who played against New Orleans for the first time Sunday night since signing a one-year deal with the Hawks last month. Green came off the bench and scored 16 points in the Hawks’ 94-72 rout of the Hornets in front of 14, 962 at the New Orleans Arena. “He was somebody I was in contact with, and we were waiting for the right time,” Williams said. “If I could do it over again, I’d probably would have pressed the issue more. “Once I realized he was going to Atlanta, we had everything set up to sign him the next day. It was crushing because he can play.” Before accepting the Hawks’ offer, Green said he was under the impression the Hornets were going in a different direction. “I don’t know where things fell apart,” Green said. “That’s all I can tell you about that situation. Those are my guys, Monty and Dell, but I know that’s a tough situation losing Chris Paul and David West. It was an eye-opener for everybody to see what happened, but that’s the business of the NBA.” New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Green ultimately landed with the Atlanta Hawks, signing a one-year deal, but the Hornets’ sudden transformation hasn’t been lost on the nine year veteran. Yeah it’s tough man,” Green told HOOPSWORLD on watching the Hornets’ situation unfold. “I didn’t necessarily think it would get to this point. It’s tough on coach Monty [Williams], [general manager] Dell Demps and the players there. Losing Chris, David and some other key veterans that are not there anymore. We were building something special, but that happens. That’s just the business of basketball. HoopsWorld

December 22, 2011 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks today signed free agent guard Willie Green, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Green played in 77 games last season with the New Orleans Hornets, starting 13, and averaging 8.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 1.0 apg (.443 FG%, .348 3FG%, .780 FT%). RealGM

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