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Jeff Green
Jeff Green
Position: F
Born: 08/08/86
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $15,000,000
Green wasn’t granted the opportunity to stay in Oklahoma City; he was traded to Boston before he entered unrestricted free agency. The negative reactions to Durant’s decision, Green said, should be expected. “That’s the world we live in. People don’t like change. People are very opinionated and they want what’s best for them,” Green said. “Oklahoma City was great to him. It’s a great fan base that supports their team. So, for them, they want the same and they want Kevin to be there. But it’s not necessarily what Kevin wanted. And people criticized because they wanted what was best for them. Kevin has to do what’s best for him. I’m pretty sure he has no hard feelings for Oklahoma.”
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Green had no tell-tale symptoms. The Celtics’ brass had anxiously called him into a meeting with doctors after receiving the results. He was entering his fifth NBA season and feeling indestructible like most 26-year-olds. He remembers being unable to say a word for about an hour and a half after being delivered the stunning news. What ran through his mind? “Tomorrow,” he said. “Tomorrow. “Your first thought is: Am I going to live? Basketball was an afterthought. Would I see another day?”
“It makes you appreciate life, everything, a little more,” he said after the Magic’s practice on Friday. “Sometimes you can get into a phase where you takes things for granted, especially each day. When you go through something life-threatening, something that could change something you love, it makes you appreciate it much more. “I’m blessed to see another day. For something like that, with any strenuous activity, the tissue could rupture. Could have died, quite frankly. I’m grateful to the doctors in Boston that detected the aneurysm.”
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The new-look Orlando Magic are hoping to get the Jeff Green that they got to see at his absolute best last season while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. It was Jan. 25 of last season and Green proved to be a one-man wrecking crew for the Grizzlies in their 108-102 overtime defeat of the Magic in Memphis. With the Magic leading 100-96 in the final seconds, Green converted a dunk, stole the inbounds pass and hit a buzzer-beating jumper to send the game into OT. In the extra period, Green put the finishing touches on a 30-point, eight-rebound masterpiece that showed the allure that teams have looked for from him throughout his eight years in the NBA.
Storyline: Jeff Green Free Agency