Free agent swingman Gerald Green is taking his high-flying talents to South Beach—the 29-year-old leaper has reportedly agreed to one-year pact with the Miami Heat.
Free agent forward Gerald Green has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015
Green and Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek publicly clashed last season, and despite having become a fan-favorite in Phoenix, Green’s departure became inevitable.
Per Yahoo! Sports:
Green, 29, blossomed with the Suns in two seasons after the team acquired him from the Indiana Pacers. After arriving with the Suns in 2013-14 to deliver the best season of his career – averaging 15.8 points in 82 games – his production and minutes slipped in the 2014-15 season. Green deepens the Miami bench, a scorer who can play behind the talented wings including Dwyane Wade.
The Suns have a glut of wings that allowed them to let Green leave in free agency. In eight NBA seasons – which were interrupted with a stop overseas in Russia – Green has averaged 10.2 points. Drafted as a teenager out of high school in Houston, Green has shown a steady arc of growth in the NBA, and the Heat will be his eighth team in eight seasons.