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SHAMS: NETS ADDING VETERAN JEFF GREEN TO ONE-YEAR, MINIMUM

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Shams Charania reports that veteran big man Jeff Green will be joining the Nets.

Mike Scotto says the deal is the minimum...

Teams can begin to sign vets minimum deals Saturday.

This will be Green’s 10th NBA team in 13 years and his eighth team in the last six year. With Wilson Chandler now in China and Garrett Temple signing with the Bulls, the Nets were in need of a veteran presence and front court help.

The 6’9” Green played for the Jazz and Rockets last season, averaging 7,8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games for Utah and 12.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18 games for Houston where he played under Mike D’Antoni, now a Nets assistant coach, Green shot 56.4 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from deep while in Houston. Green frequently played as a stretch 5 in D’Antoni’s small-ball lineups. The season before, playing with the Wizards, he averaged 12.2 points in 77 games, 44 as a starter.

The 34-year-old veteran signed a one-year minimum contract in late February to join the Rockets after going unsigned for nearly two months. He had been cut by Utah in December.

The former No. 5 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft played with Kevin Durant in Seattle and Oklahoma City. He is also a native of Prince Georges County as is Durant. Green will be entering his 13th year in the NBA. He has not won a championship.

Two years ago, KD spoke of his relationship with Green...

Nate Duncan called the move a smart pickup...

He is now the Nets 14th contract.