The Chicago Bulls previously made Javonte Green a restricted free agent by reportedly tendering him a qualifying offer worth $1.8 million. Then last week, the team came to terms with Green on a two-year contract according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Guard-forward Javonte Green is returning to the Chicago Bulls on a two-year deal, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 6, 2021
Despite Green’s struggles to get consistent rotation minutes, his defensive prowess, athleticism, and hustle-plays in the 16 games he did play must have impressed the coaching staff and front office enough to lock him up in a multi-year deal.
Bulls coach Billy Donovan shared an observation via NBCSports.com:
“He’s obviously a long, quick athlete, and he’s also bright, too. He’s a smart player. I think he knows who he is as a player and I think he tries to play within the framework of who he is.”
Green, who averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game last season with Chicago, says that he knows what his role is going to be in order to help the team:
“I just bring energy that the team needs. I just know that’s what got me here, just playing hard. Everything else going to follow suit—athleticism and also my talent. I work hard to be here. I just know what I have to do to be on the basketball court.”