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Report: Pacers to offer Gerald Green three-year contract

Jul 11, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

Gerald Green, Kris Humphries AP

This would be a big bet on what could be. It would also make the Pacers the most dunktastic team east of the Clippers.

The Indiana Pacers are going after Gerald Green, reports Mike Wells of the Indy Star.

Pacers are expected to offer Gerald Green a 3-yr, $10 million contract.

While Green is known as a guy who can dunk, he also had has best season last year with the Nets. But he wasn’t exactly special. He averaged 12.9 points on 48 percent shooting with a PER of 15.8. He was solid, and that contract is about right for him if you think he can keep it up.

Green and Paul George on the same team would mean some entertaining finishes at the rim, to say the least.

The Nets had talked to Green about returning, but not with a deal like that.

  1. phaden27 - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    I like this guy, I hope the fingerless phenom succeeds.

  2. bparmalee - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    I have always liked Green but I guess this puts the nail in the OJ Mayo talk. Green has worked hard so good for him.

  3. juanandonly24 - Jul 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    That would be such a great signing for them. That’s a steal.

  4. doctorfootball - Jul 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Is this a good deal for the Pacers? Yes. Is this a steal? Hardly.

    • pglive21 - Jul 12, 2012 at 9:26 AM

      I suppose it’s an ok deal. He’s the kind of player who needs someone effective running the point for him to make an impact. There’s a reason his best season came while playing alongside Deron Williams. When he’s on the second unit with either DJ Augustin, Lance Stephenson or AJ Price running the point he is going to massively struggle on offense. I understand the appeal behind signing Green versus OJ Mayo, because otherwise Danny Granger has no viable backup (now that D. Jones is gone), but I can’t see Green making much of an impact on the Pacers. I also may be in the minority but I don’t see much growth potential here, I mean he was drafted 7 years ago!

      • shanedog - Jul 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

        He won’t be on the 2nd unit with AJ Price, cuz Price’s contract got renounced.

  5. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Great signing

  6. turdfurgerson68 - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Was hoping Boston would use their bi-annual exception to sign him. Doc would have turned him into an all-star caliber player this go around.

    3-yr, $10 million is a bit much for him…well, maybe.

    • shanedog - Jul 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      How ’bout we just give the flippin’ Boston Celtics a crack and every friggin’ player in the NBA and they can just pick the twelve they want and then let the rest of us know who’s left. GOD!!!!

      • turdfurgerson68 - Jul 21, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        nah, he was drafted by Boston and Doc always regretted not being able to work more with him. Greens maturity, or lack thereof, didn’t help.

        Don’t hate because players love playing for Doc Rivers…

  7. freeagentsignee - Jul 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Get a deal done Green, Nets! He gets the fans going with his dunks. He can play backup G-F.

    • freeagentsignee - Jul 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

      Gerald G, Nets!

  8. gemrookie - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    I think 3 yr. @ 10 mil. is a bargain. At 15.3 ppg, they’d be crazy not to match! Aside from that, Brooklyn, new arena… Let ‘em have some dunking fun!

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