Former Celtic Gerald Green to join Rockets G-League team
Former Boston Celtics guard Gerald Green is going to join up with the Rio Grande Vipers, the Houston Rockets G-League affiliate, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. He has not registered an NBA minute since 2018-19 after missing all of the 2019-20 season with a foot injury. Green had signed with the Rockets as an assistant coach but left the team Thursday to pursue a return to the NBA.
Green is a 12-year NBA veteran who has played for eight different organizations, including three seasons over two stints with the Celtics and two seasons with the Rockets. He played 160 games in Boston after being drafted with the No. 18 pick in the 2005 NBA draft.
Green played in 73 games for the Rockets in 2018-19, averaging 20.2 minutes, 9.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game for them. He was most productive with the Phoenix Suns from 2013 to 2015, where he averaged 14 points per game and shot 38% from three-point range.
Sources: 12-year NBA vet Gerald Green is joining the Houston Rockets’ G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Green stepped away from Rockets assistant coaching position on Thursday but returns to the organization to pursue NBA return. https://t.co/qft95UqkRn
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 7, 2022