When Gerald Green is feeling it, there isn’t a player or team in the league that can stop him.
Fortunately for the Suns, he’s been on an absolute tear this season and the results speak volumes in terms of his growth as a player.
Green has essentially set new career highs in virtually every statistical category this season while helping the Suns chase a playoff spot.
And that’s exactly why the 6-8 forward should be this year’s Most Improved Player.
Click through to see why courtesy of Suns stat guru Cole Mickelson.
30 Points, 30 Minutes
Gerald Green has four games this season with 30+ points in 30 minutes or fewer (last with 32 points in 29 minutes at Portland on Apr. 4).
The last player in the NBA with at least four games of 30+ in 30 or less in a season was Michael Jordan who did so five times in the 1990-91 season.
Gerald Green has scored a career-high 1,219 points this season, over 50 percent of his career point total in six seasons entering the season (2,183).
22 Games, 4+ Threes
Gerald Green has 22 games with 4+ three-point makes this season.
Last season the entire Suns roster combined had 15 such games.
23 Games, 20+ Points
Gerald Green has 23 games with 20+ points this season with the Suns going 16-7 in those games.
Green last did so with 24 against Oklahoma City on Apr. 6.
Gerald Green scored a career-high 41 points (12-22 FG, 8-13 3FG, 9-11 FT) vs. Oklahoma City on Mar. 6, the most points by a Sun since Amar’e Stoudemire had 44 on March 19, 2010, vs. Utah.
Green joined Goran Dragic in scoring 40+ points for the Suns this season; the last time the Suns had multiple players with 40+ point games in the same season was 2008-09 (Shaquille O’Neal, Leandro Barbosa, Stoudemire).
Green’s eight threes tied for the second-most in Suns history.