Heat Sign Gerald Green

8:56pm: The signing is official, the Heat announced. “We are fortunate to be able sign a proven veteran like Gerald,” said team president Pat Riley. “He is a dynamic talent who possesses great athleticism, and has the ability to shoot from distance and spread the floor.  He’ll be a perfect complement to our team.

8:28am: It’ll be a minimum-salary contract, reports Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (Twitter link). The Mavericks had been interested before their deal with DeAndre Jordan fell apart, Berger adds.

8:02am: The Heat will sign Gerald Green to a one-year deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (on Twitter). Miami has its $3.376MM taxpayer’s mid-level exception at its disposal if Green is getting more than the minimum.

Green departs from the Suns, which is no shock after agent Kevin Bradbury took coach Jeff Hornacek to task this past spring in response to Hornacek’s criticism of Green’s defense. The swingman nonetheless seemed open to a return. The Clippers had interest and expressed that to Green’s camp, but with DeAndre Jordan coming back and Paul Pierce in the fold, L.A. has only the minimum to spend. Green seemed likely to pursue a deal approaching $5MM a year, though he’s unable to get quite that much from the Heat.

The Heat will still meet today with Marcus Thornton, who also ended last season with the Suns, in spite of their agreement with Green, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald (Twitter link). Still, it’s tough to see Miami signing both, Jackson tweets, particularly since the Heat are already short on roster space, as Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post notes (on Twitter).

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14 thoughts on “Heat Sign Gerald Green

  1. wxlfk

    Lock him in the room to make sure he signs that contract . I’m not trynna have him changing his mind .

  2. NBA 2k king

    That means Henry walker is out of there and I hope Riley get rid of chalmers and sadly birdman as well. Then hopefully willie reed stand out in preseason. Pick up an extra guard then Miami should be good

    • Z.....

      The Tyler Johnson injury may effect our need for Chalmers as the combo guard off the bench. We’ll see what happens there.

  3. Z.....

    We took a real hit with Tyler Johnson going down with his jaw injury. This is a pretty nice surprise, as I doubted Gerald Green would sign for the minimum. This helps us with our shooting need on the wing, but defensively I’m not sure I wouldn’t have gone a different route. Should be interesting to see if we do anything else…

  4. gerald green puts in his dues and gets the minimum while guys like khris middleton gets 70 mil. this offseason has been mind boggling

    • Z.....

      do you not know how good Khris Middleton is? Gerald Green is terrible defensively. Middleton was one of the more valuable all around players in the league last season, slightly below Draymond Green

      • KnicksCavsFan

        I think his point is, the disparity between two players, one a 10 year vet vs a 3-4 year player, both with similar numbers and how wide their salaries are for the upcoming season.

        Middleton is a good player but is he a star worth $16 mil a year? Probably not in a bubble. Is Green worth more than the minimum? Of course.

        • marshmallowman

          that’s what i meant thanks. it’s like the contracts in the mlb where they lock up guys after 2-3 decent years (and guys who have barely played in the majors) and a lot of them fall off (jon singleton). then teams are saddled with overpaid bums that hold back the teams’ ability to make moves

          • Z.....

            In this scenario, khris Middleton was going to get max money from someone, either in restricted free agency this year, or if he took the qualifying offer, it would be more money in un restricted free agency next year.

            In baseball, you sign guys to extensions to gain cost certainty. Right now, years of control over young major league assets is the most valuable commodity in baseball

  5. Jeremy

    Why is Hooprumors ignoring the impeding signing of Amare Stoudemire? It’s all over twitter and the only mention on here is a passive blurb in a mavs article?

    • Z.....

      I’m just saying that I will accept the Amar signing if Pat Riley announces it by either letting Michael Biamonte or himself start the announcement by saying “Amar Stoudemire has been reignited” lol

      • Jeremy

        Sadly I get that lol.. hopefully no need to punch things wear a white uni in Miami

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