Nuggets request waivers on newly acquired guard Gerald Green

Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green (14) celebrates after scoring a 3-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets have requested waivers on guard Gerald Green, whom they acquired from Houston as part of the 12-player, four-team trade with the Rockets, Timberwolves and Hawks earlier this week.

Green has missed the entire season because of a foot injury in the preseason that required surgery. The 12-year veteran has played in 658 career games for eight NBA teams, posting averages of 9.7 points and 2.5 rebounds while playing 19.8 minutes a game.

He was the 18th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2005 NBA draft out of Gulf Shores Academy High School in Houston.

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