Monday, January 28th, 2008 at 2:00 pm  |  38 responses

Get Me Outta Here: Gerald Green

The Wolves’ high-flying, but seldom used, shooting guard wants to play elsewhere.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    All these low level guys asking for trades …Christ.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I hear it’s lovely in Greece this time of year.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Seconded to what Izzo said

  • Sizzle

    the wolves should really trade green, when used he plays good, but he just doesn´t get the playingtime

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I can’t get behind seldom-used guys on terrible teams who complain about playing time. Call me crazy, but if you had anything worthwhile to offer, don’t you think you’d be playing? Or is it some personal vendetta combined with Randy Wittman’s love of losing?

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    The problem is, there are no tables on the court that Green can jump over to make fantastical plays.

  • http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/hoopsgrid/ Jonathan W.

    Wouldn’t blame him

  • Jared

    They’re kinda crowded at his position with Corey and McCants. But you’re right Russ.

  • Rasheedionics

    They have too many guys like him already and with Randy Foye back any day now, it’ll be even less playing time for him. Unless he’s in the contract year, he should just continue working on his game.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    I saw Gerald at Macys this weekend looking at socks. I asked him to buy me something, but he thought he deserved the present since it was his birthday. Maybe McHale will get him something.

  • http://Odenized.com Ryne Nelson

    Gerald Green isn’t good. I don’t like to straight up hate on players (well, actually I do), but I’m going to now. Since Green is no good, I can definitely assure you he’s going to be a mainstay in the Minnesota roster for years to come. They need to maintain their streak of the missing the playoffs.

    The day Green leaves Minny is the day McHale gets the can.

  • http://www.myspace.com/impulseshopper_acquirente its just alex

    Trade demands are truly ridiculous if you are not a superstar. That’s like someone saying they don’t like their sh*tty job, I’d like to be traded to different company where I’m CEO.

  • http://Odenized.com Ryne Nelson

    I think trade demands are truly ridiculous, period.

  • Ron

    Too bad for him GMs look for talented players, not talented dunkers.

  • Blue

    Minnesota could always drop him and add James White…

  • underdog

    He should shut up, and show some improvement.

  • http://slamonline.com polowthaJon

    Trade him to San Antonio and make him learn how to play ball the right way

  • Captain America

    Russ, you mean that terrible team that lost by 1 point to the mighty Celtics at their crib? Hell, even Gerald did better than Ray.

  • Captain America

    I don’t know the history on GC with the Celtics and all, but the kid is a puzzle. He is talented but his problem is between his ears. Some D-League seasoning could help.

  • vmcb

    back to the D-League Gerald!

  • http://Odenized.com Ryne Nelson

    @Cap – Wow. That’s harsh. If the problem is his head, then what’s the D going to do for him. He’d be a lost cause (which I’m not disagreeing with, by the way).

  • Captain America

    Ryne, I’m not a shrink, but I play one on Slamonline.com. He’s not trade-able IMHO but he does have major b-ball talents in spurts. As I suspect Celtic fans realize, Gerald problem is his decision-making on both ends of the court. He gets depressed when things are not going right for him and we all know how important confidence is on the court. The kid deserves major burn (and Doc gave him ticks last year) but it won’t happen right now at the League level.

  • Captain America

    As for Wittman, give him a break. The guy came into the season with a team that never played together. How many coaches would really want such a job?

  • riggs

    hey cap, do you think he would change if he were playing alongside keving garnett?

  • riggs

    and follow up question, arent you supposed to be dead?

  • http://Odenized.com Ryne Nelson

    @Riggs – Haha! Didn’t you hear he’s back? Something like issue 26…

  • arthur

    Cap, the team played together – just in Boston

  • Ill WIll

    He just needs to work on developing his game.

  • Harlem_World

    Gerald Green: “Trade Me!” Wittman/McHale: “Who are you?”

  • Fredo

    Gerald Green: “Trade Me!” Wittman/McHale: “Hey! It’s Juvenile!”

  • http://www.entershikari.com/ hursty

    trade him for JKidd, he’ll make jefferson even better.

  • Mark Hicks

    To bad he had to leave WHERE HE WAS.

  • Mark Hicks

    At least you are still in the league.

  • b_dizzle

    green should go to orlando to fill the void left by ariza…imagine the highlights!!!!

  • Captain America

    Riggs, I was resurrected to speak truth to such idiots/u. As I’ve said, Gerald’s problem is between his ears, his self image, and his on-court decision making. You can read, right?

  • Dacre

    If its all about court time send him to the Developmental league….THEN we’ll see some maturity…or more sulking.

  • Young Bo

    Green has talent, he just needs a team that believes enough in that talent to give him 25 minutes a night to grow, kinda like the hawks do with childress and smtih and williams, and its startin to payoff for them, but what team if not the Wolves? i mean not even corey brewer is doin anything, mccants shows a big game like once every two weeks. But after that slip in the draft for green you wonder if there is something else were not seeing, so i wouldnt disagree with with what captain america is saying, but even tmac was a shy kid in toronto before butch carter believed.

  • Dacre

    An ego gets you ONTO an NBA roster…but its skills (whether natural or getting into it in the gym) that gets you on the floor.

    Just ask:
    Harold Miner
    Ronald Flip Murray
    Yinka Dare
    Bill Murray (Space Jam?).