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Willie Green

Willie J. Green (born July 28, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He was selected in the second round (41st pick overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics and later acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers from Seattle in a draft-night trade for the draft rights to Paccelis Morlende (50th pick overall) and cash considerations.


NBA career

Philadelphia 76ers (2003–2010)

Green was a 1999 graduate of Cooley High School; after a college career at the University of Detroit Mercy, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round (41st overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft. He was traded the same day to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to Paccelis Morlende and cash considerations.

Green was due to re-sign with the Sixers during the 2005 offseason, but suffered an injury the day of the contract signing, which put it in a temporary state of limbo. On March 23, 2006, he officially re-signed with the Sixers, and on April 4, 2006 he was activated and played 11 minutes, scoring 9 points on 4-for-6 shooting in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Green, in the final Sixers game of the 2006–07 season, had a career-high 37 points against the Toronto Raptors on April 4, 2007.

Green beat out Rodney Carney for the Sixers starting shooting guard position. During the 2007–08 NBA season, Green had career highs in games played (74, all of them as a starter), minutes played (26.6), field goal percentage (.436), rebounds (2.5), assists (2.0), and points (12.4).

New Orleans Hornets (2010–2011)

Green was traded to New Orleans with forward Jason Smith in exchange for forward Darius Songaila and rookie forward Craig Brackins on September 23, 2010.

Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)

On December 22, 2011, it was reported that Willie Green had signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks.

Los Angeles Clippers (2012–present)

On July 30, 2012, Green was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis  On July 3rd 2013, the Clippers picked up their team option on Green for the 2013-14 season.

Awards

  • Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Newcomer Team: 2000
  • Second Team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference: 2001
  • Horizon League Scoring Leader: 2003
  • Horizon League All-Tournament Team: 2003
  • All-Horizon First Team: 2003
  • Horizon League Player of the Year: 2003
  • Honorable Mention All-America by AP: 2003
  • Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team: 2003

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Philadelphia 53 0 14.5 .401 .311 .728 1.2 1.0 .5 .1 6.9
2004–05 Philadelphia 57 21 18.7 .366 .286 .776 2.3 1.8 .6 .1 7.7
2005–06 Philadelphia 10 2 15.3 .424 .526 .800 1.5 .5 .2 .0 7.0
2006–07 Philadelphia 74 36 24.9 .411 .325 .667 2.1 1.5 .8 .1 11.3
2007–08 Philadelphia 74 74 26.6 .436 .285 .757 2.5 2.0 .7 .3 12.4
2008–09 Philadelphia 81 60 22.6 .435 .317 .729 1.6 2.0 .7 .2 8.5
2009–10 Philadelphia 73 18 21.3 .457 .346 .833 1.8 2.1 .4 .2 8.7
2010–11 New Orleans 77 13 21.7 .443 .348 .780 2.1 1.0 .5 .2 8.7
2011–12 Atlanta 53 2 17.4 .471 .442 .857 1.5 .8 .4 .1 7.6
2012–13 L.A. Clippers 72 60 16.5 .461 .428 .719 1.3 .8 .4 .2 6.3
Career 624 286 20.8 .430 .347 .761 1.8 1.4 .6 .1 8.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Philadelphia 5 0 12.6 .444 .222 .900 1.8 .6 .2 .0 5.4
2008 Philadelphia 6 6 23.7 .431 .200 .643 1.3 2.0 .8 .7 9.0
2009 Philadelphia 6 6 24.7 .412 .364 .333 1.0 1.2 .0 .2 7.8
2011 New Orleans 6 0 14.0 .389 .222 .571 .8 .7 .3 .0 5.7
2012 Atlanta 5 0 12.6 .462 .250 .000 1.6 .6 .0 .0 2.6
2013 L.A. Clippers 3 0 6.3 .667 .000 1.000 1.0 .7 .3 .0 2.0
Career 31 12 16.7 .424 .256 .694 1.3 1.0 .3 .2 5.8