In a series of tweets over the last two days, Donte Greene has been less than subtly lobbying for the 15th spot on the Nets roster.
Greene was supposed to join the team in training camp but broke his ankle in a pick-up game just days after the invitation was extended. Now, the 6'11" small forward out of Syracuse says he's ready to go. A week ago, Marc J. Spears quoted a source as saying "Free agent forward Donte Greene is 100% cleared to play after recovering from fractured ankle & is working on conditioning." Spears listed nine teams from whom the source said Greene had received inquiries, including the Nets.
Then the last two days, Greene has replied to and retweeted Nets fans who have asked him to hurry up and sign with the team. Here's a sampling...
I wish RT @itbegins2012: @dontegreenecos can you sign with the Nets already? we need help!— Donte Greene (@dontegreeneCOS) February 25, 2013
@dontegreenecos I hope the nets sign You! @bkdefend— Zac Cullen (@ZCullen8) February 26, 2013
I wish I was the GM to sign @dontegreenecos#BringHimToBrooklyn— Zac Cullen (@ZCullen8) February 26, 2013
@dontegreenecos Rain in Brooklyn.. come up here and sign that contract boi— Anthony Alesi (@AnthonyAlesi) February 26, 2013
No indication of whether the Nets are interested in Greene or what they plan for the 15th roster spot.