Veteran guard Gerald Green signs with team in Puerto Rico
Free-agent guard Gerald Green has signed in Puerto Rico with Gigantes de Carolina, the team announced on social media on Saturday. Green, a 12-year veteran, will head overseas for the first time since 2011.
Green most recently played for the Rockets’ G League team. He averaged 18.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 20 games this season, playing 28.9 minutes per contest. He also shot 43% from the floor and 37% from deep during those outings.
Green retired as a player in October and joined the Rockets’ coaching staff as an assistant. He then resumed playing in January, choosing to join Houston’s affiliate with hopes of returning to the NBA.
At 36 years old, time is running out for the former Slam Dunk Contest winner, but a successful overseas stint could help attract NBA interest. Along with Houston, he’s made stops with Boston, Minnesota, Dallas, New Jersey, Indiana, Phoenix and Miami in his career.