HoopsHype Jeff Green rumors

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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

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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

ON CRITICIZING THE TEAM: "It's not critical towards my teammates. It's for the whole team. We're laid back at times. We don't put forth the effort offensively and defensively. We have to understand that we have to do things hard for 48 minutes. We don't have the luxury of being able to take a quarter off or five minutes off. We don't have that luxury. We have to continue to play and continue to buy in hard together for 48 minutes." Boston Herald

ON THE EFFECT OF HIS WORDS: "At the end of the day when we keep looking up at the scoreboard and we're getting our asses kicked every night, some response has to come. Everybody can look at themselves in the mirror and do something about it. It doesn't take talent or skills. You just bring effort, the will to win, it's not that hard. Boston Herald

October 16, 2013 Updates

But Pierce still has at least one eye out on his old squad and believes the Celtics have a bright future. "They’ve got a lot of good, young talent," Pierce said. "I’ve had a chance to watch them a couple times on TV. Obviously you see their big rookie [Kelly Olynyk]; you see [Jared] Sullinger, he’s taken the next step [and] I think he’s finally healthy; and then when they get Rondo back, this team has a bright future. Jeff Green, I expect him to emerge and really have a good season; Courtney Lee is comfortable out there; Avery [Bradley], it’s time for him to really step up. So they have some nice pieces to build with." They also have three of Brooklyn's future first-round draft picks from the nine-player, three-draft-pick swap that forced Pierce to bid farewell to Boston. ESPN.com

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Kevin Garnett: "I think Boston's going to be fine. That team has always been proven, they always succeed, always push the envelope when it comes to winning, and they have good pieces up there -- Jeff Green, Rajon (Rondo), Brandon Bass, guys up there that's really hard-working guys, that will come in and compete every night, are going to put forth a valid effort. So they're not going to be shabby, not at all." Booth Newspapers

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Since Kevin Durant’s departure five years ago, Seattle basketball fans have dreamed about the return of the one-time Sonics rookie phenom. Perhaps sooner than expected, he’ll play in the city where he got his NBA start. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and Jeff Green, who starred with Durant during their one season in Seattle, are expected to be the headliners this weekend at the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am. Seattle Times

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