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Jeff Green
Jeff Green
Position: F
Born: 08/28/86
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $2,116,955
On Thursday night, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue unveiled his new-look second unit. Derrick Rose was back in the mix after missing more than two months recovering from an ankle injury. While the Cavaliers were certainly excited about his return, seeing how hard he worked to overcome his latest setback, it caused another shakeup with Lue’s ever-changing rotation. The new five-man group features Rose and Dwyane Wade together once again — a combination that didn’t work very well in October — along with Kyle Korver, Jeff Green and Tristan Thompson.
Kevin Love finished with 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds and 2 assists. He had only four shot attempts in the second half as the Cavs shot just 13-for-40 as a team (32.5 percent). Three Cavs players had more attempts than him after halftime — Isaiah Thomas (nine), LeBron James (seven) and Jeff Green (seven) — and Derrick Rose tied him with four shot attempts. “I know Kevin is playing the 5 and sometimes he has 5s guarding him, but we still got to be able to get him touches and involve him in the game,” Tyronn Lue said. “I thought tonight he was great defensively, but we didn’t use him as much as we should have. But he still played through the game, and I thought he was great. But even in those offensive lulls, we got to still post him against 5s and just see what he can do down there.”
2 days ago via ESPN
Green is also a huge fan of Mitchell. “The kid is a bulldog, he’s very aggressive, he’s playing free and they need him to be that way,” Green said. “Tremendous talent. I wish the best for him. Hopefully he continues to do what he’s doing to help this organization. I like him a lot. Hopefully he continues to get better each game, get smarter, which I think he will. I know he likes to work hard.”
Signed this offseason for the veteran’s minimum after the worst year of his career in Orlando, Green was given a shot at redemption, originally slated to be LeBron James’ backup, providing the Cavaliers a younger, more athletic and more reliable option than veteran Richard Jefferson. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t have any expectation,” Green told cleveland.com. “When I talked to T. Lue — we didn’t know back then, didn’t know the personnel that was going to be all in the locker room. It was just, ‘Jeff come in and be Jeff.’ Last year was a rough year so it was, ‘Jeff come in and be the player I know you can be. Play hard and things will fall into place.’ And that’s what’s happened.”
The Grizzlies will certainly trade Gasol. When he asks to be traded. I bring this up in the wake of an ESPN story in which Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace says, “We have no intention to trade Marc.” Wallace couldn’t have said anything else, of course, but the quote fits everything the Grizzlies have said for years. They aren’t trying to tank or rebuild or pick whatever verb you prefer. They want to win as much as they can for as long as they can. If they wind up missing the playoff this year, they’ll be able to add a lottery pick during the offseason and try to be back in the playoffs next year, when they owe a protected first-round pick to the Boston Celtics as part of the Jeff Green deal.
Storyline: Grizzlies Front Office