Bighorns Trade for Greene, Dupree


The Reno Bighorns traded center Jerome Jordan to the Los Angeles D-Fenders for guards Orien Greene and Ronald Dupree.

Greene (6-5, 218) played collegiately at the University of Louisiana Lafayette and was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 53rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He has played in 131 NBA games, for the Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and New Jersey Nets. This season, in 29 games with the D-Fenders, Greene is averaging 11.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Dupree (6-7, 210), who went to LSU, has played in 157 NBA games. Dupree has suited up for the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, Seattle Supersonics and Toronto Raptors. He was in training camp this year for the Memphis Grizzlies. Dupree is averaging 11.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game with the D-Fenders this year.

“In this league, as in the NBA, you have to give up something good to get something good,” said Bighorns head coach Paul Mokeski. “Jerome has been a big part of the Reno Bighorns since he got here and is one of the top centers in the league. We feel we got two very good players in return. Both Orien and Ronald give us much needed depth at the wing positions. It was hard giving up Jerome but this truly a win-win trade for both teams.”

To make roster room for Greene and Dupree, the Bighorns have waived guard Aubrey Coleman.

Greene and Dupree are expected to join the Bighorns on their road trip this week, taking on Santa Cruz Tuesday and Wednesday.

Reno returns home on Thursday, March 7th to face the Idaho Stampede.