Taurean Green

Taurean James Green (born November 28, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for AEK Athens of the Greek League. He is the son of former NBA journeyman Sidney Green. Green played college basketball for the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Florida Gators teams that won back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007. He also plays internationally for Georgia after gaining citizenship in June 2010.

On June 28, 2007, he was drafted in the second round, 52nd overall, by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft.

In his first year with the Blazers, Green was sent to the Blazers’ development league affiliate Idaho Stampede on December 9, 2007,[4] and was recalled on the 22nd. A need to get more playing time and practice time were noted by coach Nate McMillan as the reason behind the move. On February 21, 2008, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets for Von Wafer.

On July 28, 2008, he was traded to the New York Knicks along with Bobby Jones and a 2010 second round pick in exchange for Renaldo Balkman. However, one day later he was released by the Knicks.

In 2008, Green signed with Basket Zaragoza 2002 of the Spanish ACB league.[9][10] He debuted in the 2008 Supercopa and scored 18 points in his first game, against Joventut Badalona. On August 25, 2009, he signed with AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League. In July 2010 he returned to Spain and signed a two-year contract with CB Gran Canaria. In February 2012 he left CB Gran Canaria and signed a contract in Turkey with Tofas Bursa. In July 2013, Green signed with Limoges CSP. and won the French League title on his first season with them.

On June 20, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with ASVEL Basket.

On August 16, 2015, he signed with Sidigas Avellino of Italy. On February 13, 2016, he left Avelino and returned to his former club AEK Athens after six years.

Career highlights and awards
LNB Pro A champion (2014)
2× NCAA champion (2006, 2007)
SEC Tournament MVP (2006)

Pat Riley