Miami Heat add Green

The Miami Heat and veteran G/F Gerald Green have reached an agreement on a veteran minimum deal valued at $1.4 million.  Green, 29, played for the Phoenix Suns the last two seasons and averaged 11.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.  The Heat continue to solidify their perimeter rotation amid the rumored departure of guard Mario Chalmers.

By adding Green and potentially a big to a second veteran minimum contract along with moving Chalmers and Chris “Birdman” Anderson, the Heat will save nearly $20 million in taxes.  After losing out on LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, veteran F/C Amar’e Stoudemire is slated to have a meeting with the franchise today.  There was also interest in a reunion with F Dorell Wright who spent his first six seasons with the Heat but blossomed in his time with the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.  Wright recently indicated in a radio interview that he’d be open to a return to Miami but the Green signing may prevent the reunion from occurring.

“I’m good friends with a lot of those guys,” Wright said during the interview. “I’d be comfortable with coming back and also going out there competing at the highest level. I played against Spo’s system. I played for that organization for six years and I understand what they’re looking for, what their expectation is from a player each and every day. You’ve got to bring your hard hat each and every day to work hard in practice and in games.

“If that opportunity came up again hopefully it’s gonna be good for myself and the family so I can make that move.”

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