Gerald Green

Gerald Green ( born January 26, 1986 in Houston, Texas ) is an American basketball player.

Childhood and high school

Green was amputated as a child, a part of his right ring finger. For high school, he went to the Gulf Shores Academy in Houston. As a senior, he scored there on average 33 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks per game. He was All-American in the McDonald 's All- American Game. There, Green won the Slam Dunk Contest.


Green was taken by the Boston Celtics at number 18 in the 2005 Draft. In his rookie year Green got little play. In 32 games, he scored an average of 5.2 points in 11.8 minutes and 1.2 rebounds. In the finals of the Slam Dunk Contest 2007 Green scored a windmill dunk while jumping over a table, for which he got 50 full points and the 175 cm last year's winner Nate Robinson defeated.

In July 2007, he was traded with four other players in exchange for Kevin Garnett to Minnesota. He was traded to the Houston Rockets Subsequently, the released him shortly thereafter. In July 2008, Green signed a one year contract with the Dallas Mavericks. During NBA All- Star Game in 2008 it was not possible for him to defend his slam-dunk success last year against Dwight Howard. He played the next two years in Russia and China. In 2011, he got a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but was released after only eight days and then played with their farm team, the Los Angeles D- Fenders, took him to the New Jersey Nets under contract. For the Nets, he could draw attention to themselves with good statistics and received for the season 2012/2013 a contract offer from the Indiana Pacers and accepted this.

In the summer of 2013 was sold for Luis Scola Green to the Phoenix Suns.