Gerald Green recently signed a training camp deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. The contract guarantees Green a spot on the official training camp roster for the Bucks, but not for the regular season.

To me, that’s kind of weird. If I were the GM of the Bucks, I would’ve signed this man to a final roster spot as soon as I had the chance. What’s even weirder is that no other team (even bad ones) wanted to give Green a chance. Why? Well, let’s dive into it.

Gerald’s History:

Let’s take a glimpse into the past. Back in 2005, Green was drafted fresh out of high school by the Boston Celtics (which is funny because he played there last year). He was famously remembered early in his career as the 2007 Dunk Contest Championship.

Eventually, Green made his way to Europe between 2009 and 2010, where he played in the Pro League of Russia. Later, he made his return to the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets and continued to put up small numbers accompanied by tremendous dunks.

Green continued to bounce around the league, making appearances with the Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, and (as I already stated) Boston Celtics again. He posted a career-high in points with the Suns back in 2014, averaging 15.8 points per game.

Jumping Back Into The Present:

And now, somehow Green is barely good enough for a training camp roster spot? In my opinion, this is an insult to one of the best dunkers we’ve seen since Vince Carter. The man may not be the best player on any team, but he can still serve a very important role. I think that NBA fans and teams have forgotten what that role is.

I’ll be honest, Green is not that great. The numbers don’t lie either, as his career averages include 9.6 ppg and 1.0 assist per game. Clearly, the man is not a star from a numbers standpoint. However, Green could still be a huge factor for Milwaukee.

Green’s Potential Role In Milwaukee:

Think of how important the crowd is in any sporting event. In some ways, it can be the difference from a win or a loss; an early season exit or a playoff appearance. The fans are one of the most important factors in a sports franchise.

Thinking of that for a second. Imagine how the crowd in the BMO Harris Bradley Center would react when Green threw down a huge dunk. Imagine if it was Green who posterized Lebron James. That would electrify the crowd.

Gerald Green:

And that’s exactly my point. If Green were to be selected as part of the Bucks final roster, he could be a huge hit with the fans. And the more fans and support backing the team, the more success is sure to follow.

My theory might sound weird, but I promise you Bucks fans, it could definitely help your team succeed deeper in the Playoffs. So yes, Milwaukee should sign Green to the final roster spot, because Milwaukee is going to want to have as many assets that it can handle, and the Bucks won’t want to miss out on this minor, yet major opportunity.

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Team Manager at Armchair Milwaukee Bucks , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Hey Guys! Although I go by Jack professionally, my popular nickname is J.T. I’ve been raised in a small suburb outside the great city of Chicago, so obviously I live and breathe Chicago sports. Out of the four major sports (NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA), I am the most knowledgeable and most interested in the NBA. I can talk for as long as I want about anything relating to the NBA or basketball in general, but I’m not afraid to indulge myself in new sports topics each and every single day. I am currently attending Marquette University and plan to pursue a degree (and hopefully a career) in sports journalism.
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Team Manager at Armchair Milwaukee Bucks , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Hey Guys! Although I go by Jack professionally, my popular nickname is J.T. I’ve been raised in a small suburb outside the great city of Chicago, so obviously I live and breathe Chicago sports. Out of the four major sports (NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA), I am the most knowledgeable and most interested in the NBA. I can talk for as long as I want about anything relating to the NBA or basketball in general, but I’m not afraid to indulge myself in new sports topics each and every single day. I am currently attending Marquette University and plan to pursue a degree (and hopefully a career) in sports journalism.

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