Now I know that I should be writing about someone other than a Celtic, especially not about one who donned the number 0 (I wrote about Walter McCarty last week), but Orien Greene was just too hard to pass up. I mean, come on, how can you not write about a guy that misses wide open layups.
Greene was drafted with the 53rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by your hometown C’s. Greene started his NBA career coming off the bench to relieve Delonte West. During his rookie year, Greene played in 80 games, compiling totals of 3.2 PPG, 1.8 RPG, and 1.6 APG.
After only one season in Boston, Greene was waived by the Celtics and picked up by the Pacers. In his only season in Indiana, Greene’s numbers went down considerably across the board. He played in only half of his team’s game, averaging a mere 1.5 PPG, 1.1 RPG, and 0.5 APG.
Greene faced the same fate in Indiana that he did in Boston, being released by his team after only one season. “Big-O” was eventually picked up by the Sacramento K...