A person with firsthand knowledge of the Pistons’ off-season plans said signing Green is not realistic because they expect the Warriors, playing in the NBA Finals and working for a new arena, to match any offer sheet. The person, not publicly authorized to discuss the team’s plans, said that the Pistons do not want to tie up salary cap space for 72 hours – the time allotted the Warriors to match any offer – when more easily obtainable free agents might be available.
July 23, 2016 | 10:56 am EDT Update
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.
Crabbe got the biggest pay day but undoubtedly had the more nerve-racking experience. “It was definitely a stressful free agency, not for the fact that we got the contract but not knowing where I was going to be,” Crabbe said. “I knew how much Portland valued me. But they waited until the third day, the last day.” “That was to punish the (Nets) not you,” Olshey quickly interjected.