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Gerald Green describes signing with the Heat as a "no-brainer"

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Green was introduced to Heat Nation today and explained why he chose to join Miami.


Newly signed Gerald Green was on a conference call with the media today and here's everything he said:

On playing with Goran Dragic again: "I'm so excited to play with him again. It's not even funny. I played my best basketball (with him). I think we played really good with each other. I never had anybody make me better like that."

On Miami's offer: "When they offered me a contract, it was a no-brainer. It's not about a contract. I wanted to be a part of something special. It's about winning"

On his defense: "They (Coach Spoelstra and Riley) challenged me defensively. I said I would accept that challenge."

On his dropoff in 3's last season: "I didn't play as much."

On negative comments from previous Coach Jeff Hornaceck: "I took it as motivation. I'm not going to dwell over what people say."

For a player that is getting the minimum, if he can accomplish the things he wants to, he has a potential to be an incredible steal. The 29-year-old journey man wants Miami to be his last stop and will be play the defense necessary to stick around. He is also ecstatic to be playing alongside the player responsible for his best seasons in the NBA in Goran Dragic. On this current roster, Green will probably be able to backup Dwyane Wade and be a part of a second unit wing rotation of Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Mario Chalmers, Shabazz Napier, Tyler Johnson, and James Ennis.

So what's next for the Miami Heat? Well today Pat Riley signed free agent Amar'e Stoudemirere-signed Dwyane Wade Friday and has a meeting with Marcus Thornton also in the works.

Don't think about about the Heat having too many players for next season. Too much depth is never a bad problem to have.