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Gerald Green is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. As of 2018, Gerald Green net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Gerald Green did not play high school basketball until his sophomore year. He then played basketball at Gulf Shores Academy where he averaged 33 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots per game. He was also named All-American and was the highest scorer in the 2005 McDonald’s All American Game with 24 points.
Green was then drafted by Boston Celtics with the 18th overall pick in 2005 NBA draft. He was given limited playing time during his first season at Boston Celtics. He appeared in 32 games and averaged 11.8 minutes, 5.2 points and 1.2 rebounds during his first season. His stats for second season with Celtics were 10.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1 assists per game. In 2007, he won the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk contest.
Green was then traded along with Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair to Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett. Upon arriving at Minnesota Timberwolves, he found himself getting very limited time and was traded to his hometown team Houston Rockets in 2008. He was released by Rockets the same year and became an free agent in July.
On 2008 he signed with Dallas Mavericks and then with New Jersey Nets four years later. During his time at New Jersey Nets, he averaged 12.9 points, 1.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 31 games. He then signed with Indiana Pacers in 2012, Phoenix Suns in 2013 and then with Miami Heat in 2015. On July 27, 2016, Green signed with Boston Celtics returning to the team for second time. He then signed with Milwaukee Bucks in 2017. He was waived on October 14, after appearing in four pre-seasons game.
On December 28, 2017, he signed with Houston Rockets returning to the team for second time. He scored a season high 27 points in a win over Orlando Magic.