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."
Gerald Green says Erik Spoelstra challenged him to have the best year defensively of his career.— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) July 10, 2015
On negative comments from previous Coach Jeff Hornaceck: "I took it as motivation. I'm not going to dwell over what people say."
After eight teams in eight years, Gerald Green said the goal is to make this his last stop. He said Heat have challenged him defensively.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 10, 2015
Gerald Green: "Once I heard that Miami wanted to give me an opportunity to come here and play, it wasn't even about the money..."— Surya Fernandez (@SuryaHeatNBA) July 10, 2015
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.
Don't think about about the Heat having too many players for next season. Too much depth is never a bad problem to have.