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Old 01-25-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Gerald Green



The Timberwolves coaching staff are just wasting this kid's potential, he needs a lot of playing time instead of spending the rest of the season sitting on the bench....

I hope he got traded to another team after the NBA ALL STAR Game, so that we can finally see his break out performance in the regular season.

Given enough playing time and opportunity, Gerald could someday be a star in the NBA. His success (or lack thereof,) is truly up to him if he put some effort in improving his defense, and gaining an exemplary work ethics in his basketball career.

I don't want to see the 2nd coming of Harold Miner because i know Green is a better individual player than him, and i am rooting for him in the Slamdunk Competition, so that his $h*tty coach will realize that he is indeed destine to become a great player in this league.

This Kid can play ball


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Old 01-26-2008, 12:04 AM   #2
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I know athleticism only takes you so far but Green is a nice finisher and has a decent jumpers including 3s. Giving enough minutes, I see him averaging 18/5/2.

One aspect that is keeping him from getting time is his basketball IQ. He plays like a HS player instead of a pro NBA player.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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they didnt pick up his option at the start of the season so he will be a free agent, and I hope he comes to the Clippers
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:35 AM   #4
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if you can't get playing time on the worst team in the league, you only have yourself to blame.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:38 AM   #5
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minnesota isnt going anywhere this year, they should just give him minutes. let him do his thing, see what he can do, he might end up becoming a star. it's not like the twolves have anything to lose.
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:57 AM   #6
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minnesota isnt going anywhere this year, they should just give him minutes. let him do his thing, see what he can do, he might end up becoming a star. it's not like the twolves have anything to lose.
totally agree
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:05 AM   #7
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He reminds me of Joey Graham with more upside.
All the physical talent in the world, decent offensive skills, and totally lacking the mental horsepower to make use of it. It's not even a low BB IQ thing, it a generally low IQ thing. He's just kind of slow, and no matter how much you teach him there is always going to be a lag in how fast he can process information, that almost negates his physical gifts.

I hope I'm wrong about the kid, as he is amazing athlete, but I don't think he'll amount to much beyond a career journeyman.
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:27 AM   #8
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Problem is Green is playing behind a lot of SG the wolves have invested into...

McCants 14th pick
Brewer- lottery
and Jaric- makes 6 mil a year....
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:41 AM   #9
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He reminds me of Joey Graham with more upside.
All the physical talent in the world, decent offensive skills, and totally lacking the mental horsepower to make use of it. It's not even a low BB IQ thing, it a generally low IQ thing. He's just kind of slow, and no matter how much you teach him there is always going to be a lag in how fast he can process information, that almost negates his physical gifts.

I hope I'm wrong about the kid, as he is amazing athlete, but I don't think he'll amount to much beyond a career journeyman.


he has the same tools at TMAC its all about putting it together
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:46 AM   #10
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daaamn @ #3. carter-like
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:54 AM   #11
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One of my favourite ballers. He was just starting to get regular good minutes for Boston, but has sunk without trace now, which just sucks.

Judging by the fact they didn't pick up his option at the start of the year, I have a feeling this lack of play is going to be a continuing trend for the rest of the season. Hopefully he will find some team, any team that will give him the minutes he needs to develop.

Hell, send him to the D-League if you must for a bit! Just let the kid show his skills more.
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:19 AM   #12
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Hell, send him to the D-League if you must for a bit! Just let the kid show his skills more.

Unfortunately, they can't send him to the D-League anymore. I think the deal between the NBA and the NBDL was that if they has 2 or less years of experience, then they could be sent to their affiliate team. I believe that Green has 3 years of NBA experience so far. Only way to send him to the D-League would be to cut him from the Wolves. Although, I think he would benefit from being down there.

I was never really sold on him. He didn't show much aside from superior athletic ability. He reminds me of a really poor mans Jason Richardson minus the defensive ability.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:42 AM   #13
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Unfortunately, he's the same player now as he was last season. Hopefully he gets smarter, because he does have great potential, but the T-Wolves staff probably doesn't like the idea of playing him while he still makes all of the mental blunders he does. A symbolic play happened last night when Leon Powe grabbed an offensive rebound with Green being the only guy on him, backs out about 10 feet, and G just leaves him to go score an easy lay-up. Why? I think that Green might have been looking for his assigned man, but regardless, it was dumb. Basic basketball: Cover the guy with the ball in his hands. And Green makes these kinds of errors all the time. Should he really be playing a lot of minutes when he's making these mistakes?
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:30 AM   #14
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I always though that Green could become the next carter/McGrady, but right now it does not look good
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:32 AM   #15
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Unfortunately, he's the same player now as he was last season. Hopefully he gets smarter, because he does have great potential, but the T-Wolves staff probably doesn't like the idea of playing him while he still makes all of the mental blunders he does. A symbolic play happened last night when Leon Powe grabbed an offensive rebound with Green being the only guy on him, backs out about 10 feet, and G just leaves him to go score an easy lay-up. Why? I think that Green might have been looking for his assigned man, but regardless, it was dumb. Basic basketball: Cover the guy with the ball in his hands. And Green makes these kinds of errors all the time. Should he really be playing a lot of minutes when he's making these mistakes?
I agree, he has no basketball IQ at all. When he was with us after coming back from the D-League, he showed off his new range. I thought he would be alot better this year, but he's the same ole G. He can have all the athleticism in the world, but if he doesn't learn anything else, he will be overseas chilling with James White.
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