Green Playing His Way out of Pacers Rotation
It takes a lot for Pacers coach Frank Vogel to take a player out of the rotation.
That’s Vogel’s style, continue to give the players he considers important opportunities until they run out of chances.
And no matter how many times the media asked about Gerald Green’s atrocious shooting, Vogel stood behind his swingman by saying he felt like Green would eventually find his shooting touch.
But things changed Monday afternoon at the Fed Ex Forum on Memphis.
Vogel benched Green for the entire second half against the Grizzlies. Green played six minutes in the first half, missing all three of his shots and putting up doughnuts across the board in every other category.
Rookie Orlando Johnson got Green’s minutes in the second half.
He’s shooting 35 percent from the field, including 29-percent on 3-pointers, this season.