Superb as a scorer: fearless as a shooter and an exceptional one-on-one ballhandler who excels at creating his own looks. Employs a wide array of fakes, cross-overs, and dribble moves to shake his man. Has learned to value high-percentage buckets that draw contact. Will find his teammates when overplayed.
More a 2-guard than a true point-man but lacks ideal shooting guard size. Isn't a top-tier man defender and needs to add bulk and up his intensity level to guard NBA opponents. Not a high-flying athlete who will finish drives emphatically (although he is very quick and agile).
Scoring combo guard with solid upside.
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the Denver Nuggets to a three-year contract.
Signed with Montepaschi Siena (Italy).
Acquired from the Utah Jazz.
Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round (46th overall) in 2013. Then traded to the Denver Nuggets with cash considerations for the draft rights to Rudy Gobert.
Erick Green will play in Italy this year | 07/30/2013 2:27 PM
Nuggets second-round draft pick Erick Green has signed a one-year contract with Italian team Siena.
Green was a dynamic scorer at Virginia Tech, leading the nation with 25.0 points per game while winning ACC Player of the Year honors. But he measured in at just 6'3/178 at the Combine, got slapped with a tweener label and slipped to No. 46 overall. The Nuggets, who have a full roster of contracts, will let Green develop overseas.