HoopsHype Jeff Green rumors

January 1, 2014 Updates

Late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 92-91 loss to the Hawks at TD Garden, starting Celtics forwards Jeff Green and Brandon Bass engaged in a verbal altercation on the bench, where both remained while coach Brad Stevens elected to play his second unit. Stevens downplayed the altercation and said it had no influence whatsoever on his decision not to play them in the final quarter. Boston Globe

December 24, 2013 Updates

The most obvious example – beyond his staying in the blowout only to complete a triple-double – came when he crossed over Celtics guard Courtney Lee, then sank a jumper and proceeded to shimmy in place after the shot went through. The Celtics weren’t thrilled after their 106-79 loss — but they were especially unhappy with Stephenson’s actions. “Of course,” Jeff Green said when asked if he was upset at how Stephenson acted. “That’s not basketball. He made great plays, but at the end of the day, make a great play and get back at the other end.” Boston Globe

December 23, 2013 Updates

Stephenson, who was great throughout the game, especially as a playmaker, celebrated in a similar fashion after reaching his triple-double. “Of course,” Green replied when asked if that upset him. “That’s not basketball. He made great plays, but at the end of the day, make a great play and get back at the other end. But it is what it is. We’ll see them again.” Stephenson said he figured he will hear from head coach Frank Vogel about the celebrations. Booth Newspapers

December 19, 2013 Updates

The Rockets were previously negotiating with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, which could’ve created a match for the Cavs since they have varying degrees of interest in both Evan Turner and Jeff Green to fill their needs on the wing. But by Wednesday afternoon, league sources indicated the Cavs weren’t close to a deal for either player and by Wednesday night, Yahoo! Sports reported the Cavs had faded significantly in any deal involving Asik and the Rockets. Akron Beacon Journal

December 18, 2013 Updates

One possible scenario that has emerged, sources say, is a three-way trade in which Boston lands Asik, Cleveland absorbs the contract of Celtics forward Jeff Green and Houston scores no fewer than one of the future first-round picks it covets for surrendering Asik. Other players would have to be involved in such a trade to make the salary-cap math work, but it's the sort of trade that would fall in line with Cleveland's well-known focus on upgrading its options at small forward. ESPN.com

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The advice offered us Sunday was stern: Keep an eye on Boston. The Celtics possess two players in different salary ranges that would presumably fit in useful ways next to Dwight Howard: Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. The Celts also have a spare first-round draft pick or two to plug into any trade equation to sweeten the deal for Houston, amid rising suspicions around the league that Morey’s Rockets are going to find a way to come out of the Asik saga with at least one future first. The same Rockets who happen to have a GM (Morey) and coach (Kevin McHale) who have longstanding relationships with Celts president Danny Ainge. So, yes, I’d say you should keep an eye on Boston. ESPN.com

December 14, 2013 Updates

Green, like his team, was moving from less to more. He was 1-for-3 from the floor with four points over the first three quarters, not such a bad tradeoff when his late coverage of Carmelo Anthony was considered. The Knicks star was 1-for-8 with three points in the fourth, after scoring 23 points on 8-for-16 shooting over the first three quarters. But Green also saw the light offensively at precisely the right time. “I played like poop,” Green said of his scoring, drawing howling laughter from Jared Sullinger one locker over. But even with his game in that messy state, Green knew when it was time for a reversal. “I feel like I always want the ball late in the game,” he said, drawing a direct line to the final minute. Boston Herald

December 13, 2013 Updates

“It’s difficult because you’ve been used to one situation for so long,” Jeff Green said. “It’s tough to adapt as quickly as you want to. But over time you realize the bigger picture and you start to realize more of his schemes and what he wants. It helps that he studies the game. You can tell when a coach really doesn’t study his craft. But when you meet with Brad you know he studies it, he examines it, he analyzes it back and forth. You know he knows what he’s talking about, and that makes it easier to play for him.” Boston Herald

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Green hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Boston Celtics to a 111-110 victory over the Heat on Saturday night. "I have confidence in every shot I have," Green said. "When it left, I had a good feeling it would go in. It went in." ESPN.com

October 30, 2013 Updates
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The Celtics continue to say that Rondo and Green will be big parts of their rebuild, but it just seems inevitable that if the Celtics can get the right kind of offer for either of those contracts that they would have to seriously entertain them, especially if those offers include ending contracts and 2014 draft picks. HoopsWorld

October 23, 2013 Updates

Coach Brad Stevens supported those Sunday critiques from Wallace and Jeff Green, saying today that the result was one of the best practices of training camp. But, according to Wallace, the coaches have asked him to rein in his words a bit. "I'm getting fussed at by the coaches every time," said Wallace. "They're trying to tell me to relax and ease up. But the main thing is I want the guys to compete. If we lose all 82 games, but we lose them going down fighting and competing hard. I can live with that. I can't live with losing and we didn't compete, we didn't give our best effort and we just gave the game away. I don't want that for these guys and this team." Boston Herald

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