Going into Las Vegas and playing in Summer League, Erick Green knew that this was his platform to make the Denver Nuggets for 2014-15. Reportedly, Erick Green was successful in his quest.
Erick Green started his professional career last season in Siena after being drafted in the 46th pick last year. Now it’s time for him to get back to the States. According to Eurohoops sources, Green is ready to sign a multi-year deal with the Denver Nuggets…
So Green will not be your usual NBA rookie next season, having already a unique experience in Italy that helped him mature really fast. And of course, now he will be focused only on basketball.
Also, there is the following re-tweet by Erick Green himself, which tells me the reports are true:
Congrats to PVI Alum @egreen11vt on signing with the Denver Nuggets!
— Boys' Basketball (@PVIHoops) July 24, 2014
Last year, the Nuggets kept Jordan Hamilton on the roster despite being outplayed because cutting him would have cost them the value of his contract. This season, the Nuggets would have still owed Erick Green $1,468,900 against their cap number as an unsigned rookie hold. If Green signs a contract with the Nuggets, it’s because he earned it – – not JHam’d it!
During this past Summer League, Erick Green averaged 16.6 points per game. Green also averaged 3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while playing an average of 27.6 minutes per game. Green shot 50% from the field and 33% from the outside.
Watching him in Summer League, Green is definitely not afraid to attack the offensive paint and rim. Ironically, he played like someone auditioning for a George Karl run team. Green constantly was active going for steals and bleeding out of defensive coverage to try to create an offensive opportunity.