Archive for March 8th, 2012

gerald green

The New Jersey Nets have signed forward Gerald Green to a second 10-day contract, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.

Green, who signed his first 10-day contract with the Nets on February 27, has played in five games, averaging 5.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game.

Prior to joining the Nets, Green was named MVP of the 2012 D-League All Star Game and played in 22 games for the Los Angeles D-Fenders this season, averaging 19.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game.

The 6-8 forward was selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft (18th overall) by the Boston Celtics, entering the draft out of high school. Green played two seasons for the Celtics, having his best year in 2006-07 with averages of 10.4 points and 2.6 rebounds over 81 games (26 starts), as well as winning the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Following his stint in Boston, Green appeared in a total of 30 games with Houston and Minnesota in 2007-08, and 28 games in 2008-09 with the Dallas Mavericks.

Hornets decline to keep Solomon Jones

Despite starting in Wednesday night’s loss to the Sacramento Kings, the New Orleans Hornets released center-forward Solomon Jones instead of signing him for the remainder of the season, the team confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Jones went scoreless in 11 minutes after starting in place of injured forward Gustavo Ayon in Wednesday night’s 99-98 loss to the Kings.

– Reported by John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune

New York Knickerbockers Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations and Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has recalled center Jerome Jordan from the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Development League.

Jordan, 7-0, 240-pounds, scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds over 61 minutes in 13 games with New York this season. He appeared in five games with Erie this season, averaging 18.0 points, on .485 shooting, 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.80 blocks over 32.6 minutes.

STATEMENT FROM JOHN GREIG, DeMARCUS COUSINS’ AGENT:

“Rest assured that DeMarcus Cousins has not sent any nude photos to any woman at any time.  Allegations that he has and internet websites that are reporting such are erroneous. These websites should take the images claiming to be DeMarcus down and apologize. It is a sad reflection of where our culture is that someone can send and post these type of things without any accountability.”

The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned guard Darius Morris to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

Morris, a rookie out of Michigan, has appeared in 13 games for the Lakers this season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.1 assists in 10.3 minutes.

Selected by the Lakers in the second round (41st overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, Morris appeared in 67 games (53 starts) in two seasons at the University of Michigan, averaging 9.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists.  Morris became the 51st Wolverine to be drafted into the NBA and was an All-Big Ten Third Team selection last season. The first Wolverine to lead the Big Ten in assists since Gary Grant in 1988, Morris set a Michigan record for assists in a single season (235) last year.

This is the third Lakers’ player assignment of the season for the D-Fenders, who at 28-11, currently own the best record in the D-League.  Morris will be available when the D-Fenders take on the Dakota Wizards on Saturday, March 10th at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA.

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