HoopsHype Jeff Green rumors

January 23, 2014 Updates

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

"But when it all boils down to it, we’re both trying to figure out a way to win. And that’s what it was. We just had a miscommunication and you guys just saw it. That’s it. It happens with every team. It probably happens more than you know.” “It wasn’t a big deal. (It was a) smaller thing. It happens,” Bass said, noting he has had similar incidents with teammates in the past. “Plenty of times. With everybody. It happens all the time, with anybody. When you want to win that bad, things happen. But it wasn’t a big thing. It was something small that was easy to correct.” Booth Newspapers

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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December 15, 2013 Updates

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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