Gerald Green has agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum with the Celtics, according to a Sporting News report.
The @celtics will sign free-agent guard Gerald Green, a source told Sporting News.
— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 23, 2016
Per sources, Gerald Green to get 1 yr deal at vet minimum (little more than $1.4 million); Zeller 2 yrs at $8 mil per, only 1st guaranteed.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 23, 2016
It brings things full-circle for Green, who was drafted by Boston in 2005. He was sent to Minnesota in 2007 as part of the Kevin Garnett trade and has since suited up for more than a handful of other franchises.
The signing with give the Celtics 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster once they sign the No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown.
Former Celtics guard Gerald Green is returning home. A source told Sporting News that Green will sign with Boston on a one-year, guaranteed contract. Green was originally the No. 18 choice by the Celtics in the 2005 draft.
The move will continue to feed speculation that the Celtics are working on a trade to bring in another star-caliber player, after signing Al Horford early in free agency. The Celtics — who are sending first-rounders Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic back to play internationally for another year — have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster, once they sign No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown.