Gerald Green received interest from teams, won’t play this summer

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Free agent swingman Gerald Green reportedly received interest from multiple teams before the NBA’s transaction window closed on June 30.

Green ultimately elected not to play in the league’s season restart for family reasons due to the expected birth of a child in August, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The 34-year-old began the season with the Houston Rockets and was dealt to the Denver Nuggets at the trade deadline, only to be waived by the team shortly after.

The Rockets were thought to be one of the teams interested in Green, but were ineligible to sign him.

Green did not play this season, as he underwent surgery in October to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

The injury was expected to sideline Green for at least six months.

He has now recovered and been given medical clearance to play, but will look to sign somewhere in the free agent market in October, according to Stein.

In 2018-2019, Green’s last full season in the NBA, he averaged 9.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.