HoopsHype Jeff Green rumors

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

August 8, 2013 Updates

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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There may be some Celtics players who are upset with Doc Rivers for leaving Boston for greener NBA pastures in Los Angeles, but do not count forward Jeff Green among them. Green said Monday that he has “absolutely no animosity” toward Rivers for wriggling out of his contract and signing an identical deal with the Clippers. "I can’t speak for the other guys," said Green, “but I’m not angry at all. I’m happy for him. I’ve known him since I’ve been in college. I played with his son (Jeremiah). “I appreciate the opportunity he gave me to come back to Boston after my (heart) surgery. I appreciate him putting the ball in my hands this season." ESPN.com

There may be some Celtics players who are upset with Doc Rivers for leaving Boston for greener NBA pastures in Los Angeles, but do not count forward Jeff Green among them. Green said Monday that he has “absolutely no animosity” toward Rivers for wriggling out of his contract and signing an identical deal with the Clippers. ESPN.com

"I can’t speak for the other guys," said Green, “but I’m not angry at all. I’m happy for him. I’ve known him since I’ve been in college. I played with his son (Jeremiah). I appreciate the opportunity he gave me to come back to Boston after my (heart) surgery. I appreciate him putting the ball in my hands this season." ESPN.com

June 2, 2013 Updates

Despite averaging 17.3 points in the final 29 games of the season and 20.3 during the Celtics' six-game playoff run, Jeff Green did not receive an invitation to Team USA minicamp, that features hopefuls for 2016 Olympic team. Other emerging players such as Golden State's Stephen Curry and Utah's Derrick Favors were invited. Boston Globe

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