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Donte Greene signing with Nets on hold due to ankle surgery

Aug 29, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

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That whole Donte Greene has reached a deal with the Nets thing has fallen apart.

And when a player’s agent is being vague, it’s never a good sign.

Which brings us to this tweet from Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports:

Greene’s expected signing with Nets this week now on hold due to pending surgery on ankle “with some type of fracture, “Chris Luchey tells Y!

Luchey is Greene’s agent and if he is saying it is “some type” of fracture I’d be a little worried. And the fact this was a non-guaranteed contract is not good news for him even if he had signed it.

Greene had spent his career in Sacramento not finding good footing in the constantly-shifting sands of that franchise. He needed a new start, a new chance. This is a big set back for him.

  1. knightrider1755 - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Good thing for Brooklyn they only promised him a non-guaranteed contract. For them, he could have been the next Damion James.

  2. norcaldeportes - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    I think the bigger setback for Donte is that he’s not a good player. He was consistently the 9th or 10th best player on one of the worst teams in the league.

  3. justasportsnut - Sep 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    I think that Donte should have waited on a NBA career until his skills were more developed and he had finished college. He wasted his valuable development time with the Kings who called him back from D League too soon. Then, they wouldn’t even re-new his one-year contract after wasting his valuable years. Hope was on the horizon for him with the tentative Nets contract and then the ankle fracture. I don’t think that another NBA team will be willing to take a chance on Donte based upon his short and poor playing record AND a history of an ankle injury. Perhaps he can find a team in Europe willing to sign him. It’s too back for Donte, he has several kids and a wife to support. If it wasn’t for buzzard luck, he’d have no luck at all.

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