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Ex-Celtic Gerald Green finds a home in Phoenix

His transformation into a steady and dependable NBA player has been stunning, considering Gerald Green was in Russia a few years ago, banished from the NBA because of his immature attitude and limited game.

Of course, Green was splendid at dunk contests, in which his athletic prowess was on display and nothing more was asked. But when it came to learning offenses, playing consistent defense, or being unselfish, Green experienced trouble. The league has enough freakish athletes with little basketball IQ.

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