Magic Claim Willie Green off Waivers
After waiving Jameer Nelson and completely erasing the last trace of the Otis Smith-Stan Van Gundy era in less than 2 years, Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan has claimed former Los Angeles Clipper Willie Green off the waiver wire as first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Orlando has claimed Willie Green off waivers from the Clippers, league source tells Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014
Willie Green is in the final year of his contract that he originally signed with the Atlanta Hawks following the 2011 Lockout. Green is set to make $1,448,490 during the ’14-’15 campaign. The soon-to-be 33-year-old Green will be entering his 12th season in the NBA. The 6’4″ wing player out of Detroit, Michigan will provide some much needed experience in the Orlando locker room. Willie has been in the playoffs 7 times in his career, including the last four consecutive postseasons.
Green’s career averages in 679 regular season games are 8.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg, and 1.4 apg, on 42.8 FG% and 34.6 3PT%. Last season with the Clippers, Willie tallied averages of 5.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg, and 0.9 apg on 37.6 FG% and 33.9 3PT% at just under 16 minutes per contest in 55 games played (9 of which he started). Green was waived by the Clippers on June 29th.
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