Yahoo! Sports reporter Shams Charania reports that the Utah Jazz, fresh off of the expiring 10-Day contract for J.J. O'Brien, is set to sign point guard Erick Green. Green was selected #46 in the 2013 NBA Draft and was traded along with cash for Rudy Gobert. He signed with the Denver Nuggets but was waived by them on November 5th, 2015.
Yahoo Sources: The Utah Jazz are signing guard Erick Green of D-League Reno to a 10-day contract. https://t.co/Lvyveo99KX— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 26, 2016
This season in the NBA D League he is rocking 26.7 ppg, 4.4 apg, 4.3 rpg, and 1.4 spg. Of course it's just the D League. And also, of course, this dude isn't an Idaho Stampede player. Green brings training camp experience at the NBA level, and will be there to help out behind injured Dante Exum, concussed Raul Neto, and defensively inconsistent Trey Burke.
Welcome to the team, Erick!
Update 4 mins after I posted this: Utah Jazz confirm signing:
Jazz Sign Erick Green to 10-Day Contract Details: https://t.co/ceOWhKSvxt pic.twitter.com/5ioaoc4Pf7— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) January 26, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY (January 26, 2016) - The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Erick Green from the Reno Bighorns to a 10-day contract. Green becomes the NBA's 13th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the move, Utah's roster now stands at 15 players.
Green (6-3, 178, Virginia Tech) has appeared in 23 games (22 starts) for the Bighorns this season, averaging 26.7 points on 53.3 percent shooting, 4.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 39.0 minutes of action. He has scored in double figures in 22 games, including 20-plus points on 19 occasions. He scored 30-or-more points in nine contests and a career-high 40 points in two games.
The 24-year-old appeared in 46 games (one start) over two seasons for Denver (2014-15) and averaged 3.2 points in 9.1 minutes. He was waived by the Nuggets on Nov. 5 after appearing briefly in three games this season. Green also spent one season (2013-14) with Sana 1871 Siena.
The Inglewood, Calif. native played four years at Virginia Tech (2009-13), averaging 25.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals during his senior season. He was named the 2013 ACC Co-Player of the Year and earned 2013 All-ACC First Team honors.
Green will wear No. 18 for the Jazz.