Greene in 2006.
|No. 15 – Reno Bighorns|
February 4, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||218 lb (99 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|2007–2008||New Zealand Breakers|
|2008||Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. (Israel)|
|2008–2009||MyGuide Amsterdam (Netherlands)|
|2009–2011||Utah Flash (D-League)|
|2011||New Jersey Nets|
|2011||Halifax Rainmen (Canada)|
|2011–2013||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|2013–present||Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Orien Randolph Greene II (born February 4, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. His first two professional seasons were spent with the NBA's Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, respectively. He played briefly with the Sacramento Kings in 2007, and with the New Jersey Nets in 2011.
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.
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 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. 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. He was waived by the Kings November 15, 2007 after playing just 7 games.
He later played for the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League. On February 1, 2011 Greene re-joined the NBA as he signed a 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets. Afterwards, he rejoined the Flash.
In October 2012, Greene signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was waived by the team later that month. Later that month, he was re-acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On February 25, 2013, Greene was traded to the Reno Bighorns.
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- Theus completes his staff, posted August 30, 2007
- "Sacramento Kings waive guard Orien Greene". USA Today. November 15, 2007.
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- "Breakers sign replacement from NBA". One Sport. November 27, 2007. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
- Orien Greene. D-League profile].
- D-FENDERS ACQUIRE ORIEN GREENE
- Bucks add Eddie Gill, Orien Greene, Mustapha Farrakhan, Alando Tucker to training camp roster
- Bucks waive Mustapha Farrakhan, Eddie Gill, Orien Greene, Alando Tucker
- Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps
- D-Fenders Trade for Jerome Jordan
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Orien Greene at Basketball-Reference.com
- It Hasn't Been Easy Being Greene