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JaMychal Green is a valuable 3-and-D big who would fit as a low-end starter or third big for most NBA teams. He could command as much as the non-taxpayer midlevel exception, league sources tell The Athletic. The Clippers have his Early Bird Rights and can offer upwards of $9.5 million annually starting next season.
This is going to be a bitter offseason, but not one that rival executives expect will bring huge change. The Clippers will likely try to re-sign free agents Harrell, Morris and JaMychal Green (if he opts out).
Green has value on both ends of the court because of his versatility to guard multiple positions. On offense, he is an ideal bench option, averaging 6.8 points on 38.7% from 3. Don't be surprised if Green sees offers for all or most of the $9.3 million midlevel exception. He would be a good fit in Portland, especially if Carmelo Anthony does not return.
But Green, seeing the Clippers have a legitimate shot to win a championship and that he could play a significant role, prioritized remaining with the team and is excited about the direction of the franchise. The Clippers’ front office put on a full-court press to retain him, signifying how much they value him and wanted him back, according to sources. That mattered to Green.
As of Tuesday night, the Grizzlies and restricted free agent forward JaMychal Green weren’t close to making a deal. Green has until Sunday to accept a $2.8 million qualifying offer if he can’t reach terms on a new contract. The qualifying offer would be for one year and make Green an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Michael Wallace: Mirotic and Len came off RFA board today. Can confirm JaMychal is in Memphis on eve of media day and Tuesday's start of camp. Sides working.
Bobby Marks: The Grizzlies JaMychal Green remains the lone restricted free agent not to sign. Green has until Oct. 1 to sign his $2.8M qualifying offer.
JaMychal Green remains a restricted agent, his $2,820,497 qualifying offer still outstanding from the Grizzlies. Chris Herrington of The Commercial Appeal: "They’ve offered significantly more than that, but also significantly less than Green and his agent were probably expecting when the process began."
JaMychal Green is a talented stretch forward who solidified his position in the NBA by starting 75 games last season. Green’s agent, Michael Hodges, and the Memphis Grizzlies haven’t had much success in their contract talks, and sign-and-trade possibilities have been broached. The Grizzlies have basically challenged Green to land an offer sheet to keep from bidding against themselves. With Zach Randolph gone to the Sacramento Kings, and young and oft-injured forward talent remaining next to star center Marc Gasol, it would be tough for the Grizzlies to lose Green.
The Grizzlies gave Green an offer sheet at the start of free agency, and both sides waited to see what other offers might present themselves. One league source put Green’s market worth at “8 to 10 million” annually, admitting that was “on the high side,” but was what the market would bear.
The Grizzlies are still planning to keep JaMychal Green, and their payroll is such that they really can’t afford to let him go. Green is 27 and coming off a breakout year, with impressive per-36 numbers (11.8 points, 9.3 rebounds). There has been interest from the Bulls, sources said, and he is a backup plan in San Antonio depending on what happens with Simmons
So what will Green command? It would seem likely he’ll be somewhere in the $10-$12 million range, and potentially more if teams believe his 38 percent shooting clip from three is sustainable (which they’d be fair to question). But with virtually every team looking for players like him, his market should be a strong one.
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May 30, 2023 | 10:03 am EDT Update

Tyler Herro on his injury: 'My hand feels good'

The spacing of games in the NBA Finals also could work in Herro’s favor, with a two-day break before Sunday’s Game 2 in Denver, and then another two-day break before Game 3 in Miami. By missing the first two games of the best-of-seven series, it would give Herro another week of build up. “We’ll see what happens. I don’t know,” he said. “My hand feels good. We’ll see what happens. I’m feeling good.” Just to see Herro with the opportunity for a return is heartening to teammates. “It’s great, man,” Vincent said. “Obviously, Tyler was a huge part of our team and he still is whether he’s on the court or off the court. Just being a voice and being there, so it’s been great having him around.
Although he could not guarantee the exact timing for a return from the broken right hand sustained in the first half of the Heat’s playoff opener last month, Herro indicated that is the plan at some point during the best-of-seven series that opens Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Ball Arena. “I’m going to be working out every day, twice, two or three times a day, from here until the day I hopefully come back,” he said. “So I’m just going to continue to work hard and see how my body responds day by day and I’m trying to come back as soon as possible.”
Tim Kiely, longtime producer of TNT’s hit “Inside the NBA,” has “Gone Fishin’” after more than 27 years producing the show.  After the Miami Heat’s Game 7 win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals Monday, Kiely joined the “Inside the NBA” crew for the show’s “Gone Fishin’” segment to celebrate his retirement.  Since 1995, Kiely − also known simply as “TK” − has produced the iconic sports show on TNT alongside Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. “I can’t even put it into words. We’ve been together for a long, long time,” host Ernie Johnson said. “You’re the best of all time. Nobody in the business has ever done it better.”
May 30, 2023 | 9:14 am EDT Update

Celtics expected to extend Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown’s forgettable showing in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals may have little bearing on his future with the Boston Celtics. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported at the 16:57 mark of his Hoop Collective podcast he believes Brown, who’s eligible for free agency in 2024, will re-sign when the moment comes. “I would be stunned,” Windhorst said about the idea of Brown and Jayson Tatum having played their last game together Monday night. “In talking to people on both sides, I think there’s a very good chance they’re gonna find ground on that.”
As for his future, Brown — who is eligible to sign a five-year, $295 million supermax extension this summer after making second-team All-NBA — said he wasn’t sure about his thought process heading into the summer. “I don’t even really know how to answer that question right now, to be honest,” Brown said. “My thought process is take it one day at a time, focus on getting better. Focus on what the future holds and see where we are from there.”
The future of Grant Williams is murkier. After being a stalwart of Boston’s playoff run last year, his role fluctuated wildly under Mazzulla, including in these playoffs. Williams will be a restricted free agent this summer, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer or move on via a sign-and-trade deal. “Just focused on today. We planned on making it to the Finals, and it didn’t go that way,” Williams said. “So I’ll figure [free agency] out when time comes.”