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Orien Greene
Position Point Guard
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg)
Born February 4, 1982 (1982-02-04) (age 27)
Gainesville, Florida
Nationality American
High school Gainesville
College Florida
UL Lafayette
Draft 2nd round, 53rd overall, 2005
Boston Celtics
Pro career 2005–present
Former teams Boston Celtics (2005–06)
Indiana Pacers (2006-07)
Sacramento Kings (2007)
Awards Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year

Orien Randolph Greene II (born February 4 1982, in Gainesville, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who last played with My Guide Amsterdam. A third-year player, his first two seasons were spent with the NBA's Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, respectively.[1] He played briefly with the Sacramento Kings in 2007.[2]

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College career

A highly-touted prospect coming out of high school, the 6'4" (1.93 m) point guard originally chose to attend the University of Florida, his hometown college. However, after a couple of years Greene became dissatisfied with his playing time and decided to transfer to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he became known in the Sun Belt Conference for his aggressive play, winning the Defensive Player of the Year award his senior season.

NBA career

Greene was drafted in 2005 NBA Draft with the 53rd overall pick by the Boston Celtics.

Greene began his pro career as backup to Delonte West. His status as the backup point guard was cemented by a season-ending injury to Dan Dickau and the trade of Marcus Banks to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On March 29, 2006, Greene was suspended by the Boston Celtics for one game after he was charged with driving his sport utility vehicle at more than 90 mph (140 km/h) on a street in suburban Boston.

On June 30, 2006, Greene was waived by the Boston Celtics. He was claimed off waivers by the Indiana Pacers, and played for their 2006-2007 team.[3] Greene was used very sparingly in his season with the Pacers. He played in only 41 games, averaging 6.2 minutes per game; quite a drop off compared to playing in all but 2 games the previous year with the Celtics and averaging 15.4 minutes per game. The Pacers brought in Darrell Armstrong (from Dallas) and Keith McLeod (from Golden State) to compete with Greene for minutes at point guard. With Jamaal Tinsley holding the starting position, Greene fell to fourth on the depth chart, which resulted in very little playing time. Greene signed with the Sacramento Kings on August 30, 2007.[1] He was waived by the Kings November 15, 2007 after playing just 7 games.[2]

Greene signed a three-month contract with the Australian National Basketball League's New Zealand Breakers in late November 2007. He was signed to replace Wayne Turner, who was out for the season.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Theus completes his staff, posted August 30, 2007
  2. ^ a b Sacramento Kings waive guard Orien Greene - USATODAY.com
  3. ^
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    | IndyStar.com
  4. ^ Breakers sign replacement from NBA

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