Pacers Sign Free Agent Gerald Green

by Jeff Tzucker | July 12, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed free agent guard/forward Gerald Green ( Photo Gallery » ) to a contract. Per club policy terms of the contract were not released.

Green, 6-8, 200 lbs., is a five-year veteran who has played for five teams in the NBA. Most recently, he finished the 2011-12 season with the New Jersey Nets, where he averaged 12.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. In his career, he has averaged 8.3 ppg and 2.2 rpg.

"We’ve watched Gerald and we saw how he improved last year," said Kevin Pritchard, Pacers General Manager. "His scoring off the bench should help us in the future. He’s one of the most dynamic athletes I’ve seen, and how he’s improved will make him a great addition to the Pacers family."

The winner of the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Green was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.