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06:47 AM ET 10.20 | Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle played Gerald Green for 20 minutes Saturday, and Green responded with a preseason high of 29 points in the 124-109 victory over the Kings. "He's making a case that he belongs somewhere," Carlisle said. "This is what a lot of people thought he could do. ...He's been a little up and down the first three years of his career, [but] the way he's approached it the last three or four months, it's been worthwhile to him." Green came into the NBA out of high school and was only 19 years old as a rookie. He is, no doubt, a human highlight film, but like many young players, he has discovered that the NBA is not all about offense. That's why he is playing for his fourth team in his fourth season. Carlisle said Green had "a serious summer of work and a recommitment to doing the little things on the defensive end. No one's ever questioned his offensive ability," Carlisle said. "He's been consistent in his approach. He has some dynamic abilities." Earning playing time will be difficult for Green, who is 6-foot-8, 210 pounds. But like newly acquired Shawne Williams, who is 6-9, 225, Green's athleticism and youth could be assets, especially if both players impress Carlisle with their defensive efforts.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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