Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 10:50 am  |  35 responses

Jeff Green Close to Signing 4-Year, $36 Million Deal With Boston Celtics

As expected, Jeff Green is close to re-joining the Boston Celtics, and he’ll be a much richer man for it. Per the Boston Globe: “The two sides have agreed to the framework of a four-year, $36 million deal to return to the Celtics and Green participated in a press conference nearly two weeks ago, but agent David Falk said they are still negotiating issues dealing with the new collective bargaining agreement. ‘I expect it will be done imminently,’ he said. ‘Just some collective bargaining issues that changed. Just some details stuff, nothing serious.’ Green missed all of last season after surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm but has been cleared to return to the NBA. Falk said Green was grateful for how the Celtics treated him during his recovery process and it was his top priority to return to Boston.”

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    the c’s are trowing a lot of money on a second round team as presently constructed.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    feel like they have been talking about this deal for the longest. @ one could easily make a case for boston being the second best team in the east

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I don’t see them being better than IND especially if PGeorge takes that next step.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    they r arguably deeper, and that IF is kind of big, he was MIA in the playoofs

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Still don’t understand why the C’s are giving $36 million and 4 years to a guy who was out a whole season after heart surgery. He wasn’t even all that while he was healthy.

  • Frank

    Really? Second round team? They made it to the ECF last year with NO bench at all, and with everyone but Garnett, Bass, and Rondo injured. Now we have a bench, which in turn will only help Pierce and KG get needed rest. Idiot.

  • JL

    9 mil seems to be on the high end for this guy, but good job Jeff Green’s agent!

  • Riggs

    lol Pacers? gtfo.


    if Rose is back healthy and rolling by feb, yes the c’s will be a 2nd round team with the heavy weights battling in the ECF like 2 years ago. nets knicks and pacers are 3rd tier playoff teams with the usual 1st round exit.

  • Bawse

    Good for Jeff Green. I would have waited if I were Ainge but his ego to prove the Perkins trade is still going strong. I have seen Jeff Green play with OKC and he has ALWAYS had a heart problem and much bigger than the one that pumps physical blood. He will warm the bench quite nicely.

  • Mischief

    “if Rose is back healthy and rolling by feb, yes the c’s will be a 2nd round team”. Lmao. What’s the current roster for the Bulls? Yeah, I don’t know either.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    This is a good move by the C’s. Green wil prob avg between 15-20pts and like 6boards for next 4 years. So 9 mili is sorta cheap(oxymoron i know). Look around the league @ other guys(. The celtics are looking good now and for the future.

  • Fitzy

    lol @MUBWAR bulls bench is gone

  • Sérgio

    Jtaylor, maybe IND may be a better regular season team than the Celtics, but I really don’t see them succeding in the Playoffs. The’re similar to Denver: a lot of good players, but no GREAT players, who are able to score when the game gts tight. And please don’t tell me that Granger or West are like that.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    C0-Sign this guy^

  • http://www.stillonthebench.blogspot.com TR

    Makes the Celtics younger, which is good. Not sure how much better they’ll be

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    It’s crazy how underrated Jeff Green is. Once OKC traded him, everybody pretty much forgot about dude.

  • T-Money

    kevin: the fact that he crapped the bed against miami in the playofs last year didn’t help. he looked scurred.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Yeah I know, dude looked shook. But hell i’ll give him a mulligan on that one, he was with a new team and the whole Celtics team was still reeling from that trade

  • Yep

    I’m still baffled that the Pacers won more games against the Heat than the Thunder.

  • JoeMaMa

    This contract says the following: we’re bringing him in to be good, and learn from Pierce and Garnett about professionalism and winning. In the last two years of his contract, when the old guys are gone, he’ll be option B (no, not A. Not even close) on a team that’s transitioned well from an old veteran squad to a strong playoff team that mixes championship experience (Rondo) with playoff tested talent (Green, and Bradley soon). He won’t be worth it in the first couple of years, but I think Ainge is hoping that he really steps up and resigns after year 3 to an extension. Ainge always loved this guy. We shall see!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    It’s going to be hard for Jeff Green to shine at power forward. At small forward, maybe, but that’s Paul Pierce’s spot for a few more years. I’m not sold on dude as a four.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^The ultimate backup 3/4 though right? Perfect for their aging stars at those positions.
    But, I agree. He is a much better SF than PF, but he is capable of both positions as much as anyone not named LeBron IMO.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^And Melo.

  • Heals

    Do you riggs…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woWqSmichOo RunNGun

    Worse contract than AK-47.

  • Shifty

    he will back up PP34′s spot while I believe sullenger will back up the four with bass starting, fab mello will hopefully get some playing time behing KG, dont forget we also have chris wilcox who played good minutes while kg rested

  • Dan

    The fact that Green was traded halfway through the season two years ago really hampered his ability to be able to learn the whole system. Now with a whole training camp under his belt there is no doubt in my mind that he will be a better player than he was 2 years ago. Also I don’t see Chicago being one of the top teams in the East again this year. I understand that they were able to keep their core around and that Rose will be back eventually but other than that they downgraded. I mean they lost Asik, Brewer, Lucas, and C.J. Watson. The only noticeable acquisitions were Belinelli and Hinrich. Other than that they downgraded their bench. But I wouldn’t be surprised that come Playoffs that the Bulls are in the ECF.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers

    why did we have that lock out again…?

  • ClydeSays

    I think Green will show his worth on the court. Is he a 9 mil a yr player? Probably not. But Ainge is still under the cap after signing Green, KG, Terry, Lee & Bass. Not bad. The team is younger and has a MUCH deeper bench going into the season. We’ll see how it plays out…

  • Nope

    can’t wait to see what he can do after a full training camp learning from kg. i only catch about 5-10 thunder games/year in the regular season, so can someone fill me in on how his d was back then(on the ball, in the post, on the pick and roll)?

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  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    co-sign T-Money, Celtics did a surprisingly good job of starting the transition from vets to youngsters, all while remaining contenders. Give Ainge credit.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    sorry, co-sign Joe not T-Money. GTFO Money. ;)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgvwfvTcNl0 danpowers

    players should never get paid contracts b4 they play a season. it would be great if players were payed after a season based on their performance instead of allways giving them big cash amounts b4 they even touch a ball on the court. they should just get the same minimum money b4 a season and then be able to raise their stock by performing first.