The Brooklyn Nets have signed ex-Kings bench forward, Donte Greene, to a non-guaranteed one-year minimum contract. Greene will be invited to training camp and have a chance to make the Nets’ opening day roster. This is a low risk acquisition that can serve to help fill out the rest of the roster with young and cheap players. Greene might ultimately find himself competing for playing with Nets second round draft pick, Toko Shengelia. Starting SF Gerald Wallace is very injury prone and Donte Greene could be able to carve out a role for himself as a reserve small forward if/when the injury bug hits Wallace next season.
Greene is 6’11’ and 24 years old. He is big and athletic, however a very inefficient shooter. He has not yet made a name for himself on defense or the glass. Greene has played the last four years with the Kings, shooting just 41 percent from the field and 30 percent from 3-point range, averaging 17 minutes per game. He can finish dunks with authority.
All in all, this is a nice, low-risk signing of a young player.