Shams Charania reports that veteran big man Jeff Green will be joining the Nets.
Mike Scotto says the deal is the minimum...
The Brooklyn Nets and Jeff Green have agreed to a 1-year deal for the veteran minimum, league sources told @hoopshype. The Athletic first reported an agreement.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 21, 2020
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...
“It's deeper than basketball with us." - KD on his relationship with Jeff Green— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 21, 2020
Nate Duncan called the move a smart pickup...
Jeff Green to the Nets is one of the best fit signings of the offseason. They really needed a smallball center option to play with KD in frontcourt so they can do something other than a drop coverage in the playoffs.— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) November 21, 2020
He is now the Nets 14th contract.
- Nets add veteran forward Jeff Green in free agency - Brian Lewis - New York Post
- Nets adding Green who will fit in with Kyrie and Durant - Greg Logan - Newsday
- Nets agree to deal with Jeff Green, who will fit well in Brooklyn - Kristian Winfield - New York Daily News
- Nets agree to deal with forward Jeff Green - Corey Hersch - SNY
- Source: Jeff Green joins Brooklyn Nets for veteran’s minimum - ESPN