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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
Joe Vardon: Much has been made about the ‘chaos’ surrounding the Cavs over the summer. Was there a point where you felt it, too? Koby Altman: I mean, there was certainly a shock when you come to the office and David Griffin’s not there. The leader of the franchise and an incredible mentor to me. But, we’ve dealt with an incredible scrutiny nationally, locally, the outside narrative of chaos. We don’t listen to that. We’ve gone through that. Actually our most controversial year was when we won the championship. We made a coaching change midseason. And so we deal with that stuff, we just put our head down and go. We sort of ignore the noise. And throughout the offseason we were making positive additions. Again, the outside narrative wasn’t that, but every addition we made: from Jose Calderon, re-signing Kyle Korver, bringing Jeff Green in, Derrick Rose. These are really positive incremental steps to getting better, and that’s, we thought the team we were going to bring back was championship level. We’re going to add to get incrementally better.
Two months after Green’s surgery, then-Boston teammate Chris Wilcox needed the same procedure for the same heart ailment. Svensson performed both. Recalling Green’s condition at the time — Svensson said he’s treated five NBA players — the heart specialist said “when I saw his aorta and opening him up and saw how thin it was and it was translucent, my heart sort of skipped a beat. “Thank goodness we were able to operate on him before something serious happened,” Svensson said. “I have no doubt things would’ve progressed rapidly with really serious consequences if he hadn’t had surgery.”