Gerald Green Rumors

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Gerald Green
Gerald Green
Position: G
Born: 01/26/86
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Salary: $1,381,403
Gerald Green was at a crossroads. Released by Milwaukee in training camp, the career journeyman couldn’t find another NBA team that wanted him. He contemplated playing internationally and in the G League, but no one had any use for the over-30 player with almost a decade of NBA experience. “I was honestly contemplating retirement,” he told The Associated Press. “A lot of people don’t know that, but I was done.”
For the playoffs, he’s sticking with the Rockets’ logo and discussed his love of the city with the AP as hairstylist Sandra Finn spent almost 90 minutes creating the intricate design. He brags about never getting rid of his phone number with a Houston area code even as he moved around the world. Later he jokes that he might ask Finn to braid the city’s first area code “713” into his hair one day. “Maybe I am biased, I don’t know, but hell I’d die for this damn city,” he said. “I really would, man. I love this city.”
“When I signed with the Rockets, I just kind of felt like that was my calling card,” Green says, relaxing on a couch in Rooms To Go after the shopping spree. “I’m going to be here. I want to help out. “I’m going to continue to keep putting [effort] in and keep helping out as many people as I can using this platform. I like to be able to do that. I like to see smiles [from the people] that you can help out. And right now, the city is still in need. It’s almost been a year, and it’s not back the same. “It’s getting there. It’s going to take a few years, but I want to help in the process. I want to be a part of that process in helping people get back.”
2 months ago via ESPN
The snarls, however, are few and far between from Green. He might be leading the league in smiles, his relentless energy and enthusiasm adding to all the good vibes in the Rockets’ locker room. “For a guy like Gerald who just has so much pride and love for his city, it’s easy,” Rockets superstar James Harden said. “He goes out here, he works his butt off working on his game and then the opportunity came, and he’s taken full advantage of it. He deserves his moment. He deserves the opportunity, and he’s been cherishing it.”
2 months ago via ESPN