Erick Green wasn't re-signed by the Jazz after the expiration of his second 10-day contract Tuesday and will rejoin the D-League's Reno Bighorns, Chris Reichert of Upside Motor reports.
With the trade deadline on the horizon, the Jazz determined that having more roster flexibility was more important than carrying extra depth at point guard. Green made six appearances during his roughly three-week stint with the Jazz, contributing averages of 2.2 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.3 assists across 5.8 minutes.
Erick Green signed a second 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz on Friday.
Green played in two outings for the Jazz over the length of his first 10-day contract, finishing with averages of two points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists over four minutes per game. He's not expected to crack the regular rotation any time soon, but he'll continue to offer a depth option behind the likes of Raul Neto and Trey Burke at the point. The Jazz will have to decide whether to release Green or sign him for the rest of the season following the conclusion of his second 10-day contract.
With Raul Neto (concussion) likely to miss some time, Green will provide depth at point guard behind presumed fill-in starter Trey Burke. Green, who was averaging 26.7 points, 4.4 boards, and 4.4 assists for the D-League's Reno Bighorns prior to his signing, might jump right into the rotation, as Burke is the Jazz's only healthy point guard at the moment with Alec Burks (ankle) also sidelined.
Erick Green was released by the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
The former Virginia Tech star played just seven combined minutes through the team's first four games, but Thursday's move comes in response to Denver's need for help in the frontcourt. Jusuf Nurkic, Joffrey Lauvergne and Nikola Jokic are all injured, leaving the Nuggets extremely shorthanded up front, and they'll reportedly add free agent Kostas Papanikolaou in Green's place. The 24-year-old Green could draw some interest from other teams, but his most likely landing spot is the D-League or a foreign league.
Erick Green earned a roster spot with the Denver Nuggets for the start of the regular season, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Green beat out Nick Johnson for third-string point guard duties after he averaged 6.8 points and two assists over 18.4 minutes per contest during the preseason. Despite earning a roster spot, Green's low standing on the Nuggets' depth chart will make it difficult for him to earn minutes off the bench.
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