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Trans. Apr 20 12:39 ET (Apr 20 12:39 ET ) A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : Basketball Prospectus . The Charlotte Bobcats get a fantastic once-over from Kevin Pelton.
PF : Grantland . Jonathan Abrams with an engaging detail of Gerald Green's comeback turn.
SF : Boston Herald . Glen Davis may not have grown up, but he's certainly improved quite a bit.
SG : Alone in the Green Room . The Frank Reynolds Trashman All-Star Team.
PG . NBA.com . Get ready for Larry Brown to chide you, sensually.
Gerald Green scored 16 points off the bench against the Hornets during a 111-106 win on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.
The Scoop:He picked up a ton of minutes at the forward spots with Markieff Morris being ejected. Green is the only player in the NBA to average at least 11 shots per game with less than 25 minutes per game, so he might actually hold some value in standard leagues.
Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.
The Scoop:He launched 15 triples in his last start on Monday and will move back to a bench role with Goran Dragic back. Green's minutes are going to be inconsistent, so he's not a must-own player in standard leagues.
Gerald Green launched 15 attempts from beyond the arc on Monday against the Bucks, making just two of them on his way to 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 40 minutes.
The Scoop:He was not bashful tonight and a lot of shots from Green is nothing new. Goran Dragic could miss another game or two, so Green should have some decent short-term value.
Gerald Green started in place of Goran Dragic (back) during Sunday's loss to the Thunder and scored 15 points with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
The Scoop:He was the best player on the floor for the Suns, but still struggled from the floor going just 5-of-13. It is unclear how much time Dragic will have to miss, but Green should be picked up in most leagues if he is available.
Gerald Green hit just 1-of-7 shots (1-of-6 3PTs) for three points, one rebound, one assist and one block in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.
The Scoop:This had nothing to do with the return of Isaiah Thomas -- Green was just bad. He's been worth owning in standard leagues and one game shouldn't change that, but he could become more of a borderline play as loses a handful of touches. In any event, he's going to be a boom or bust play on most nights.
Gerald Green dropped 19 points in 22 minutes on Tuesday, and finished with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.
The Scoop:Green is one of the most electrifying players in the NBA when he is hot, and Tuesday was one of those nights. He shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range and displayed his athleticism on several occasions. While he is inconsistent, he should be owned in all formats for his ridiculous upside. The impending return of Isaiah Thomas (ankle) will dampen his value a little, but not enough to scare owners away.
Gerald Green scored 15 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes.
The Scoop:Green won't usually get this much run when Isaiah Thomas (ankle) returns, but his season-long body of work is in the top 90-100 range and that means he should be owned in all standard formats.
One of the best games of the 2014-15 season so far received a fantastically fitting ending. Over nearly 53 minutes of play, the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns played an intense, close, and exciting contest that could have easily gone either way. Then Blake Griffin finished the night with a thrill. With the Clippers down 120-118 and only 2.6 seconds remaining in overtime, Griffin took a short inbounds pass from Chris Paul and quickly stepped back for a potential game-winning three-pointer. The ball initially looked on its way to the floor after catching front rim, but a fortuitous bounce gave the Clippers the lead. The 121-120 victory extends the Clippers' winning streak to eight games, which makes them the second-hottest team in the NBA behind the surging Golden State Warriors. However, the game very easily could have gone the other way. Griffin was terrific all night with 45 points (14-of-24 FG, 15-of-17 FT) in 43 minutes, but he made a decision right before his winner that nearly cost the Clippers the game. With a foul to give, the Suns grabbed Griffin on a drive to the basket that looked like it could have ended in a shot. However, Griffin passed out of the trap to find an open shooter in the corner, which meant that Los Angeles had very little time to tie or win. Obviously, things worked out pretty well for the Clippers. Yet this ending was just the last in a string of crazy plays throughout the game. For instance, the Clippers only had the ball on the final possession because of a shot-clock violation by the Suns that required replay review to ensure that Goran Dragic had missed rim on a jumper that ended up in the hands of Gerald Green, whom head coach Doc Rivers desperately wanted the Clippers to foul. Oh, and the game ended up in overtime because of a blocked shot by Eric Bledsoe on a potential winner from Chris Paul: There was much more, too — Jamal Crawford received the first ejection of his career in the fourth quarter for arguing a foul call, and Jared Cunningham made a very unlikely four-point play at the end of the first half off a trademark baseball pass from Matt Barnes: Yet the game was much more than bizarre occurrences. Both teams played at full energy levels with the sort of urgency that would seem a better fit for the playoffs than a random Monday in December. Bledsoe in particular seemed to relish the opportunity to play his former team, notching his first-career triple-double with 27 points, 16 assists, 11 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 45 minutes. Six of the nine Suns who saw the floor scored in double figures, with virtually every player in the bunch making some big play that could have easily added up to a win. The bad news for the Suns was that they were playing Griffin, who showed off the full catalogue of offensive abilities that critics have wanted to see from him since he first burst onto the scene as a highlight-dominating rookie. He hit both of his three-point attempts, several more jumpers, difficult finishes in the lane, and plenty of free throws. If that wasn't enough, Griffin also had one of his most impressive dunks in recent memory: The game-winner saved the Clippers from a loss, but Griffin's shot and this game as a whole were already stellar. Anyone who stayed up late for the last game of the NBA's Monday schedule was surely not disappointed. This one had everything. - - - - - - - Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter! Follow @FreemanEric
Gerald Green scored 16 points against the Rockets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
The Scoop:He played a little more in the fourth quarter as the Suns were attempting to make a comeback. Green hasn't seen his minutes increase too much since Isaiah Thomas (ankle) went down, averaging just 23.2 minutes per game over his last five with averages of 13.8 points, 2.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples. He's a borderline player to own, but the highlight-reel plays make him a favorite to watch.
Gerald Green and the Phoenix Suns returned to their winning ways while continuing their excellent 3-point shooting. They may have to keep it up to stop the high-scoring Denver Nuggets from extending their run at home.
The Scoop: None.
Nov 27 2:58 ET
News (various sources)
Thomas, Dragic lead Suns over Hornets, 111-106 (The Associated Press) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: The Associated Press) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Goran Dragic said he hates to miss any game. More...