2. Gerald Green (Shooting Guard)
In order to compete with the NBA’s elite, the Heat will need someone off the bench that can score in bunches. With the addition of a sniper like Phoenix Suns shooting guard Gerald Green, the Heat would find just that.
Throughout his career, Green continues to improve as a viable three-point shooting threat and will not hesitate in attacking the rim to throw down thunderous slam dunks.
The 6’8,” 210-pound Green was very productive off the bench for the Suns during the 2014-15 campaign, as the shooting guard averaged 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 three pointers made per game.
During the 2012-13 campaign, Green signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract (all money guaranteed) with the Indiana Pacers. However, on July 27, 2013, the Pacers traded Green, center Miles Plumlee and a future first-round pick to the Suns for power forward Luis Scola.
As Green enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, the Heat should definitely contemplate offering the 29-year old a contract to make a serious impact off the bench. As of late, Green and the Suns don’t seem to be on the same page in terms of his role on the team.
“I want to be here but I just don’t know if they want me here,” said Green. “Because if you want somebody, you show them. I didn’t think I was playing that bad and now we’re here.”
Green was also a former teammate of Heat point guard Goran Dragic, as the pair played alongside each other in Phoenix over the past two seasons before Dragic was traded to Miami on February 19th.
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