For two games, Gerald Green had to sit at home and not be with his Miami Heat teammates in an NBA arena. His home was the place in which an incident occurred that has some fuzzy details but ultimately led to the Heat suspending him for conduct detrimental to the team. That suspension was something Green accepted right away as he apologized for the incident and mentioned he was ashamed.
As the Heat host the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night, Green is now available to return to the court and resume his role as a firestarter off the bench. Coach Erik Spoelstra will try to work him back onto the court responsibly as Green tries to regain game shape after spending time in the hospital and away from the team. Green isn't interested in stepping on anybody's toes, so he's happy to be used however Spoelstra sees fit.
Green is averaging 10.3 points off the bench for the Heat, and while his field-goal percentage of 32.3 percent is largely unimpressive, his 3-point percentage of 41.2 percent is something the Heat can really use off the bench. The Heat are just 19th in 3-point percentage and 28th in both 3-pointers take and 3-pointers made. It's not a part of their attack so far, but they do need to spread the floor to take advantage of individual match-ups Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, and Hassan Whiteside can impose.