HoopsHype Jeff Green rumors


May 18, 2015 Updates

The working expectation on Beale Street at the minute is that Green will decide to exercise his $9.2-million player option for next season after falling well short of the Final Piece of the Puzzle dreams that Memphis had when it acquired him from Boston in January. ESPN.com

May 13, 2015 Updates
April 15, 2015 Updates

Pete Pranica: Griz have listed Tony Allen as out for tomorrow. Marc Gasol, Mike Conley questionable. Jeff Green has been taken off injury report. Twitter @PetePranica

March 21, 2015 Updates

Fans might be even more surprised to learn that Jeff Green asked Coach Dave Joerger to move him to the bench so that Allen could go back in the starting lineup. Green talked to Marc Gasol and Vince Carter first. Green then took his request to Joerger after the team’s road loss to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Memphis Commercial Appeal

March 16, 2015 Updates

But the offense has dropped noticeably. The Grizzlies' offensive rating has fallen from 105.2 the first 41 games of the season, when Allen started, to 100 the last 25 games. And their scoring has fallen from 101.8 per game during the former stretch to 94.5 per game in the latter. Joerger said, cryptically, on Thursday: "Jeff Green is the least of our problems. Most people on the inside know what it is. And it's not Jeff Green." NBA.com

March 12, 2015 Updates

Joerger isn’t planning to make any changes despite criticism and statistical analysis that point toward there being a problem with Green starting. "Jeff Green is the least of our problems. Most people on the inside know what it is,” Joerger said. “And it’s not Jeff Green.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

As a small group of reporters gathered around, waiting only to ask how it felt to play his first game back in Boston, Jeff Green buttoned his shirt and left without saying a word, sucking the air out of a Garden locker room for the final time this season. Across the hallway, a larger media contingent circled Avery Bradley, one of many Celtics heroes on the night. “We’re like a family out there,” he said after scoring a team-high 17 points -- including the dagger with 7.9 seconds left -- in a 95-92 upset of Green’s Grizzlies. “We’re a lot closer than we were, and it shows on the court.” WEEI.com

March 11, 2015 Updates

After the Grizzlies’ practice Tuesday at Emerson College in advance of Wednesday night’s game vs. the Celtics at TD Garden, Green said he had no hard feelings about being traded from Boston and has embraced his new role with a new and improved team. “It’s a business, it happens,” Green said of the Jan. 12 trade. “I had speculation. I just went upon each day like I’m still a Celtic, like I gotta play hard every game.” Boston Globe

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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

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