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January 29, 2015 Updates

David Aldridge: I don’t know what Jeff’s going to do with the option (Note: Green has a player option for $9 million next season), but I would think he would opt in. I can’t see him opting out now that he’s there, so you’re actually taking on some money for next year as well by making this deal, so… I think it’s a move that teams that believe they have a real chance at this thing make. Memphis Flyer

January 20, 2015 Updates

In padding their winning streak to four games with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Griz also left their sold out arena encouraged by the quick cohesion being established with Green. “He’s extremely smart and he’s picked up our stuff very quickly,” Griz coach Dave Joerger said. “Now we just got to keep building the chemistry amongst the players. …We’re going to use him as a playmaker and it just takes time on some of those reads to make when we’re really trying to turn a corner and get to the rim, or when we’re trying to move the ball, move the ball and get it to Zach.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 13, 2015 Updates
January 12, 2015 Updates

Jeff Green: Thank You to all the true Celtic fans and supporters of mine during my years as a Celtic. Thank You To the Organization for giving me a chance after my heart surgery and for being there for me during that tough time. The city of Boston will always hold a special place in my heart. THANK YOUSeguir Instagram

The Memphis Grizzlies completed a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans in which they acquired forward Jeff Green from Boston and guard Russ Smith from New Orleans. In exchange, Memphis traded forward Tayshaun Prince and a protected future first round draft pick to Boston and traded guard/forward Quincy Pondexter and a 2015 second round draft pick to New Orleans, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. As part of the trade, New Orleans also has traded guard Austin Rivers to Boston. In addition, Memphis will receive a traded player exception. NBA.com

January 11, 2015 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies, on the brink of strengthening themselves for a deep run into the Western Conference playoffs, are working to finalize a three-team deal to acquire Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Memphis, Boston and New Orleans are in the advanced stages of a deal framework that would send the Grizzlies' Tayshaun Prince, New Orleans' Austin Rivers and a future Memphis first-round pick to the Celtics, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

The trade is expected to be official Monday when the NBA league office opens and Green is in Boston awaiting the official trade. According to an NBA source, the Celtics do not have interest in keeping Rivers, son of former coach Doc Rivers, and are looking for landing spots for the third-year guard. Boston Globe

Memphis would send forward Quincy Pondexter to the Pelicans and the Pelicans will move guard Russ Smith to the Grizzlies, sources said. The teams still have issues to work The trade can’t be made official until the league office reopens on Monday. The Pelicans had agreed to send John Salmons to the Celtics on Friday, but backed away and pushed to include Rivers in the trade instead, league souces said. Yahoo! Sports

Working late Friday and for a good portion of the day on Saturday, the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans agreed on the framework of a four-player trade that will send forward Jeff Green from the Celtics to the Grizzlies, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The Pelicans will send guard Austin Rivers to the Celtics, and Boston will also receive forward Tayshaun Prince and his expiring contract from the Grizzlies, who will trade guard-forward Quincy Pondexter to the Pelicans. USA Today Sports

The Clippers had the chance to be involved in a major trade, but ultimately the price was too high. Boston small forward Jeff Green appears headed to Memphis, and like most small forwards on the trade block, he was on the Clippers’ radar. Green could have potentially been in a deal for Matt Barnes, Jamal Crawford and a first-round pick – likely the Clippers’ 2019 selection – but that was a cost the Clippers didn’t want to pay. Orange County Register

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