We are in the first Signing Day of NBA free agency and somewhere close to two billion dollars has now been spent by teams acquiring new players and negotiating new contracts.
FREE AGENCY Frenzy
Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are all set for life after signing deals worth over $100M to stay at their current teams for the long term, while Goran Dragic, DeAndre Jordan, Draymond Green, Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Butler all got very close to breaking three figures themselves.
Well the Miami Heat have signed another free agent, but he won't be earning anything in the same ballpark as Dragic, despite the two being former starting teammates.
According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Heat have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran forward Gerald Green, who had played with Dragic for the Phoenix Suns over the past two seasons.
"Free agent forward Gerald Green has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, league sources tell Yahoo Sports," Wojnarowski tweeted out earlier today.
The 29-year old Green proved to be fantastic with the Suns in two seasons after the team acquired him from the Indiana Pacers in a deal that saw Green and Plumlee go to Phoenix with Luis Scola and a first heading to Indy.
After arriving with the Suns in 2013-14, Green had the best season of his career. The explosive wing averaged 15.8 points in 82 games before he regressed last year thanks to less time on the hardwood.
Green still has the explosive hops that make him a big threat on the fast break and anywhere in and around the rim. Just check out this dunk mix from last year.
Hopefully Green will finally stick, with the Heat being his 8th team in 8 seasons after being drafted out of high school by the Boston Celtics, with the 18th overall pick in the 2005 Draft.