New Jersey Nets: Gerald Green

Nets to wear Green for the duration

March, 18, 2012
3/18/12
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The Nets have re-signed Gerald Green for the rest of the season on Sunday, the team announced.

Green's second 10-day contract expired Sunday so the Nets had to either sign him for the rest of the season or let him go.

Green has averaged 11.7 points in 11 games since signing his first 10-day deal on Feb. 27. He has scored double figures in his last five games.

The 26-year-old had been in the D-League prior to signing, and he has helped provide stability at the small forward position for New Jersey ever since.

Rapid Reaction: Nets 98, Raptors 84

March, 14, 2012
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WHAT IT MEANS: With Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline fast approaching, the Nets took care of business on Wednesday night, beating the Raptors 98-84 at Prudential Center to snap a two-game losing streak. They are now 5-15 at home, and 15-29 overall.

TURNING POINT: The Nets shot 57.9 percent in the third quarter and outscored the Raptors 27-15 in the period to turn a five-point halftime deficit into a 68-61 lead heading into the fourth.

HUMP DAY: Coming off a career-high 31-point, 18-rebound performance on Monday night, Kris Humphries recorded his team-leading 19th double-double of the season, scoring 16 points, grabbing a season-high 21 boards, blocking three shots and adding three steals. He had eight points and eight rebounds in the first quarter alone, and shot 7-for-18 from the field overall in 38 minutes.

GREEN MACHINE: Gerald Green continues to impress. The 26-year-old wing dropped in a game-high 26 points -- 16 in the fourth -- in 25 minutes off the bench on 9-for-13 shooting and 7-for-9 from the free throw stripe.

NEED YOU, D-WILL: Deron Williams missed his third straight game with a strained right calf, and is still day to day. In his place, backup Jordan Farmar had five turnovers and just three assists.

BOLD PLAY OF THE GAME: Humphries' fast-break, one-handed slam that tied the score at 6 early in the first quarter.

STAT OF THE GAME: The Nets' benched combined for 61 points. Their starters had 37.

UP NEXT: Nets at Magic, Friday night. Question is: What uniform will Dwight Howard be wearing?

Green signs second 10-day contract

March, 8, 2012
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets have signed Gerald Green to a second 10-day contract.

General manager Billy King announced the deal on Thursday.

Green has averaged 5.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in five games since signing the first contract Feb. 27. He has averaged 18.6 minutes.

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

The 6-foot-8 forward won the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He has played with Boston, Houston, Minnesota and Dallas in his NBA career.

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