July 10, 2006 I am surprised that Danny gave up on Orien so quickly. I liked Greene and hope he isn't yet another player who comes back to Boston and makes us pay.
The Indiana Pacers don't have room for another point guard at the moment, but they considered this opportunity too promising to pass on.
Orien Greene, waived by Boston on Friday, was claimed by the Pacers on Sunday and will join their summer league team in Orlando, Fla., this week. Greene, a second-round draft pick in 2005, played 80 games for the Celtics last season, starting five, and averaged 3.2 points in 15.4 minutes. He shot just 39.5 percent from the field, including 22.5 percent from 3-point range, but is regarded as an outstanding defender. He was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Louisiana Lafayette despite playing with a fractured bone in his right foot. "I was surprised we were able to get him," Pacers president Larry Bird said. "I really like him." Greene was squeezed off the Celtics' roster after they acquired two more point guards June 28 -- Sebastian Telfair via trade and Rajon Rondo with a first-round draft pick. Last year's starter, Delonte West, also returns. The 6-4 Greene signed with the University of Florida out of high school, but transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette after two seasons. Boston coach Doc Rivers praised Greene's intelligence and defense early last season, and described him as "tough as nails." Greene joins a Pacers roster with three point guards already under contract for next season, but a trade could alter that situation. [More] source:
He was a nice looking player, but he dances around with the ball a bit too much. Solid dribbler, but does a lot of dribbling without going anywhere. But any any case, we have 3 PG's (Telfair, Delonte, Rondo) and our depth is at least as good as it was at the end of last season