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The Lakers have announced the signing of four-year NBA vet Gerald Green:

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Gerald Green, it was announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

Green, a four-year NBA veteran originally selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (18th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft, has appeared in 181 NBA games (41 starts) for the Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks, posting career averages of 7.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes.

The 2007 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Champion and former McDonald’s High School All-American out of Gulf Shores Academy in Houston, TX, started the 2011-12 season in China where he was averaging 26.5 points on .545 shooting from the field through four games.

Green is more known for his hops, and blowing a candle out on the rim in the dunk contest, then he is for his consistent play on the floor.

For the Lakers it seems like a low risk, high reward move that could lead into Green being the spark off the bench that can bring athleticism, and leaping ability. A void that the Lakers need to fill since Shannon Brown is now with the Phoenix Suns.

He has not played in the NBA since the 08-09 season with the Dallas Mavericks.

 

  • bye bye brown

    Why didn’t the Lakers just sign Shannon Brown it not like this guy is much better another dunker that can’t do much else

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      hahaha plus SB knows the system and has chemistry with the players. Ugh :S

  • Chucknorris22

    BAD BAD BAD shannon brown is much better option…smells like disaster for LA…ty Stern u better hide for good.

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  • Russell Grant

    *Face Palm*

  • Artgal57

    WTF!? Have they just gone off the deep end? What happened with Dwight Howard??

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      Apparently he’s off the table as of.. um.. now.

  • Markiem2

    Clippers Are Taking Over The Staples Center

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      Maybe so, but don’t hate the Lakers for it: can you imagine CP3 tossing oops to KB and Bynum? Damn.. woulda been nice. Thanks Stern.

  • AJB61

    TERRRRRRRIIIBLEEEEE…LAKERS WILL BE GREAT AT ALL STAR EVENTS…….WTF, GREEN, THOMAS AND MCROBERTS…..CLIPPER ARE GOIN 2 KILL US

  • Nickbigbear

    Lakers to trade Bynum For Kwame Brown? This makes sense because the Lakers are trying to demolish any chance of winning 

  • Maccassedy

    Shannon Brown is a Starter for the Suns

  • Ocho=24

    Not impressed at all. All these moves don’t make us better at all

  • Guest

    Stop whining about Shannon Brown. He signed a 1 year 3.5m contract while we got Green for about 1m. Yeah, Shannon might be better, but not by much.

  • JR Sunglao

    At least we know that were still gonna have some power jam now shannon is out

  • Elave805

    yea shannon was a fail so im not really bothered by this trade as much as letting LO go.

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