HoopsHype Jeff Green rumors

March 21, 2014 Updates

But in the game before his most-recent 39-point outing, Green did something none of those eight did: score single digits. And in the game after his-most recent 39-point outing, Green did something none of those eight did: score single digits. Nine points last Thursday, 39 Sunday, five Monday. He played more than 35 minutes in all three games, too, so it’s not a lack of opportunity. This is just who Jeff Green is. He’s scored 25 points a dozen times this season. And he’s scored single digits another dozen times. Nobody else with as many 25-point games has so many single-digit games. NBCSports.com

March 19, 2014 Updates

Jeff Green knows what you think. He claims to ignore the noise, but he knows. He gets that people are disappointed in him when he goes from monster to mundane in 24 little hours. He feels the frustration of Celtics followers breathing down on him when he blends into the statistical scenery the game after looking like one of the best handful of players in the NBA. And, respectfully, he’s paying those opinions no mind. “I’m playing,” Green said. “I mean, that’s all I care about. I’m healthy. “I can care less about what other people have to say about my performance. You know, everybody’s entitled to their own opinion, so I really don’t pay attention to it. I’m just trying to come into each year being healthy and being able to play this game.” Boston Herald

February 24, 2014 Updates

A Western Conference GM pointed out something else important as well: The new CBA has shorter max lengths for contracts (four to sign another team's free agents; five to re-sign your own). Those shorter deals are less attractive to trade for. "Jeff Green is only under contract for one year [before his player option]," the GM texted, referring to the Celtics' veteran forward. "Expiring contracts used to get contracts [in trades] for three to five years. That was worth a first." NBA.com

February 19, 2014 Updates

All that said, a few trades are almost sure to be made this week and perhaps even some significant ones. For those who feast on the deadline rumor mill, be thankful for the relentlessly restless Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge. The Celtics, league sources say, are mining interest in both Jeff Green and Rajon Rondo, looking for an up-and-coming player and a first-round pick for starters on each. (The hope is to unload Kris Humphries and his $12 million salary in the process.) Bleacher Report

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On Boston sports radio Wednesday, SI.com reported that Celtics GM Danny Ainge wants a king's ransom for his players in trade offers, including asking for first-round picks in exchange for Jeff Green and Avery Bradley. From WEEI: "I've had conversations with a couple of different general managers last night, and we talked a little bit about Boston and what they were trying to do at the trade deadline, and the sense I got from them was that Boston is totally overvaluing some of the players they have. They're looking for first-round picks in return for guys like Jeff Green or a guy like Avery Bradley and others and they're just not going to get it.” CBSSports.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

Chris Mannix: ”€œI’ve had conversations with a couple of different general managers last night, and we talked a little bit about Boston and what they were trying to do at the trade deadline, and the sense I got from them was that Boston is totally overvaluing some of the players they have. They’€™re looking for first-round picks in return for guys like Jeff Green or a guy like Avery Bradley and others and they’€™re just not going to get it.” WEEI.com

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Rival executives say the rebuilding Celtics could be among the busiest teams at the trade deadline, at least in terms of phone calls logged. Boston would be willing to make a deal for just about any player on the roster, though there are no plans to trade point guard Rajon Rondo without an overwhelming offer. There has been discussion about Jeff Green, too, but his contract (two more years at $19 million total) makes him difficult to move. Sporting News

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Never mind. The Celtics won. Jeff Green put the team on his shoulders and scored a season-high 39 points, while the Wizards wilted with a display of selfish basketball. Boston blew a 19-point first-half lead, but Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night for the 113-111 victory that snapped a 10-game road losing streak. ‘‘Lot of reasons to give up,’’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ‘‘And they didn’t do that.’’ Green shot early and often, finishing with career-highs in 3-pointers attempted (16) and made (8). Rookie Phil Pressey added a career-high 20 points. The Celtics played without Rajon Rando, Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless and at one point had Chris Johnson and Vander Blue, both on 10-day contracts, on the floor together in the second quarter. ‘‘I just put myself in the position where I had to be the man to carry the team and shoot the ball,’’ Green said. ‘‘So that’s what I did.’’ Boston Globe

January 20, 2014 Updates

More executives think the Celtics want to trade Jeff Green. They’re probably trying to persuade someone to take Gerald Wallace along with Green, though many figure they’ll eventually move Green. A nice exchange could be for Omer Asik, giving the Celtics a point guard/defensive center core to move forward with along with Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. And Houston could use Green as a stretch four scorer. NBA.com

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Asked Wednesday about the incident, Bass, Green and Stevens all agreed it was nothing to worry about. “It was just a miscommunication, that’s all. We both wanted to win, we just get frustrated with the process. That’s all it was. It wasn’t nothing big,” Green said. “We’re trying to figure out a way to win. Like any team, you’re going to bump heads. Because somebody might see it one way, somebody might see it another. Booth Newspapers

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