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Donte Greene

N/A | Forward

Celtics

Biography

Background

NBA TRANSACTIONS:

Originally drafted by Memphis as an undergraduate out of Syracuse with the 28th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft

Dealt by the Grizzlies to Houston in a three-team transaction that sent forward Nicolas Batum (25th overall selection) to Portland in exchange for the draft rights to forwards Joey Dorsey (33rd overall pick) and Darrell Arthur (27th overall pick)

To round out the deal, the Rockets transferred Arthur's draft rights to Memphis in exchange for Greene and a 2009 second-round draft choice (6/26/08)

Signed multi-year contract with the Rockets (7/14/08)

Traded by Houston with guard Bobby Jackson, a 2009 first-round selection, and cash considerations to the Kings for forward Ron Artest, guard Sean Singletary and center Patrick Ewing Jr. (8/14/08).

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Averaging 6.3 ppg (.406 FG%, .320 3pt%, .678 F%), 2.3 rpg, 0.7 apg, and 17.4 mpg in 200 career games (started 75) through three NBA seasons with Sacramento (2008-09 – 2010-11)

Recorded a career-high 31 points (career-high 11-20 FG, 1-3 3pt, careerhigh 8-10 FT), seven rebounds, and two blocks in 35 minutes vs. Phoenix (2/5/10)

Contributed a game-high 24 points (10-19 FG, 2-8 3pt, 2-6 FT), five rebounds, and one steal in 34 minutes vs. Chicago (11/17/09)

Has scored in double-figures in 44 career games, posted 20 or more points seven times, and logged two career double-doubles

D-LEAGUE: Averaged 20.4 ppg (.446 FG%, .276 3pt%, .690 FT%), 4.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.24 spg, and 1.22 bpg in 31.8 mpg in five games as a reserve for the Reno Bighorns (Reno 4-1 record) in 2008-09. 2010-11 REGULAR SEASON: Averaged 5.8 ppg (.404 FG%, .292 3pt%, .662 FT%), 2.1 rpg, 0.7 apg, and 16.3 mpg in 69 games (started 21)

As a starter, averaged 8.1 ppg (.380 FG%, .297 3pt%, .522 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 25.1 mpg in 21 games

Scored in double-figures in 14 games

Grabbed 10-plus rebounds in two games

Recorded one double-double

Led team in scoring in one game and rebounding in two

DNP-CD in 13 games.

2009-10 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged 8.5 ppg (.441 FG%, .377 3pt%, .643 FT%), 3.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, and 21.4 mpg in 76 games (started 50)

As a starter, averaged 9.4 ppg (.435 FG%, .365 3pt%, .642 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 24.6 mpg in 50 games

Scored 20-plus points in seven contests and reached the 30-point plateau once

Logged one double-double.

2008-09 REGULAR SEASON:

Averaged 3.8 ppg (.326 FG%, .260 3pt%, .853 FT%), 1.6 rpg, 0.5 apg and 13.2 mpg in 55 games (started four) as a rookie in 2008-09

Scored 10-plus points on five occasions. COLLEGE: Averaged a team-leading 17.7 ppg (.418 FG%, .345 3pt%, .707 FT%), 7.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.29 spg, and a team-best 1.63 bpg in starting all 35 games in which he played as a freshman at Syracuse in 2007-08

Tallied 620 total points, ranking second in school history for a freshman behind Carmelo Anthony (778 points in 2002-03)

Also established a new Orange freshman record for three-pointers made in a single season (90), surpassing the previous mark of 85 set by Gerry McNamara in 2002-03

Earned Second Team All-Big East honors, was named to the conference All-Rookie Team, and voted All-District by the NABC and USBWA

Bestowed with Big-East Rookie of the Week accolades on five occasions

Finished fourth in the conference in scoring and fifth in blocked shots

Scored 20 or more points in 14 contests, including a career-high 27 points (10-19 FG, 6-12 3pt, 1-4 FT) vs. Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT (3/18/08)

Posted six double-doubles, logging the first of his career with 25 points (9-15 FG, 1-3 3pt, 6-8 FT) and 10 rebounds against Washington en route to NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament Team honors (11/21/07)

Recorded 25 points (8-16 FG, 3-7 3pt, 6-6 FT) and 12 rebounds at Cincinnati (1/9/08)

Corralled a career-high 13 rebounds at Seton Hall (3/5/08)

Capped the year by contributing 18 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 pt, 3-6 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a pair of blocks vs. Massachusetts in the NIT quarterfinals (3/25/08).

USA BASKETBALL:

Averaged 4.3 ppg (.370 FG%, .333 3pt%, .750 FT%) and 1.5 rpg in eight contests for the silver medal-winning United States team at the 2007 FIBA World Championship for Men in Novi Sad, Serbia, teaming with Michael Beasley (Kansas State, Minnesota Timberwolves) and Stephen Curry (Davidson University, Golden State Warriors)

Registered seven points (3-6 FG, 1-4 3pt), four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks in a 118-56 U.S. victory over Mali (7/12/07), but suffered a right shoulder injury late in the triumph and missed the club's subsequent win against China

Added eight points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in only 10 minutes vs. Argentina in a 112-86 American victory (7/20/07)

Member of the Junior National Select Team that defeated the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit held in Memphis (4/7/07)

Contributed 10 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 18 minutes in a 100-80 U.S. win, equaling the largest margin of victory since the game's inception in 1997

Teammates on the Junior Select Team included 2008 NBA Draft First Round selections Beasley, Derrick Rose (Chicago), Kevin Love (Minnesota), O.J. Mayo (Memphis), and Jerryd Bayless (Toronto)

Averaged 3.5 ppg (.600 FG%, 1-1 3pt, 1-2 FT) and 1.0 rpg for the United States team that captured a 4-0 mark and a gold medal at the 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship for Men in San Antonio (6/28 – 7/2/2006), playing alongside former Kings teammate Spencer Hawes.

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