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Jeff Green
SF/PF - 6'8, 235lbs - 37 years old - 15 years of NBA experience
Houston Rockets - Signed as a free agent in July 2023
  • Birthdate: 08/28/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): 5th pick, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Georgetown
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Roger Montgomery/Juan Perez (Roc Nation)
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 5th overall by Boston.
2007 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Boston, along with Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West and a 2008 second round pick (#46, Trent Plaisted) to Seattle in exchange for Ray Allen and the draft rights to Glen Davis (#35).
4th July, 2007NBASigned four year, $14,318,788 rookie scale contract with Seattle. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
16th October, 2008NBAOklahoma City exercised 2009/10 team option.
23rd October, 2009NBAOklahoma City exercised 2010/11 team option.
24th February, 2011NBATraded by Oklahoma City, along with Nenad Krstic and a 2012 first round pick (#22, Fab Melo) to Boston in exchange for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson.
10th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Boston to a one year contract.
18th December, 2011NBAContract voided when Green failed his physical examination.
22nd August, 2012NBARe-signed by Boston to a four year, $36.24 million contract. Included player option for 2015/16.
12th January, 2015NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Boston to Memphis in exchange for Tayshaun Prince and a future protected first round pick from Memphis (deferred to 2018) and Austin Rivers from New Orleans.
18th June, 2015NBAExercised 2015/16 player option.
18th February, 2016NBATraded by Memphis to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Lance Stephenson and a 2019 first round pick.
7th July, 2016NBASigned a one year, $15 million contract with Orlando.
11th July, 2017NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
10th July, 2018NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
Career Moves
2004 - 2007Georgetown (NCAA)
June 2007 - February 2011Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
February 2011 - January 2015Boston Celtics (NBA)
January 2015 - February 2016Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2016 - June 2017Orlando Magic (NBA)
July 2017 - June 2018Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2018 - presentWashington Wizards (NBA)
Articles about Jeff Green

June 29, 2018

Jeff Green
SF/PF - 6’9, 235lbs - 31 years old - 1 year of experience

Underpaid for the first time in….well, ever, Green finally seems to be free of the perception that he is a lot more capable than he is. After a career of high billing, big salaries and repeatedly being traded for first-round draft picks – someone somewhere has done some top agenting for their client – Green took the minimum to join a competitor and make a run at the NBA Finals.

Tyronn Lue played Green a lot in various line-ups, from big three to tiny five, knowing that there would usually be something come of it. In response, Green put up his usual package of skills, strengths and errors.

Asked to spot up, Green will shoot streakily; asked to cut to the basket and drive close-outs, he will occasionally look excellent. Asked to handle in the half-court from a standing start, he will probably turn it over; asked to handle in transition, and he will also occasionally look excellent. Ask him to post smaller guys and he can drop in a short hook; ask him to post bigger guys and you’re asking the wrong guy. Ask him to perform in big moments, and he probably won’t; ask him to look good when the outcome is decided, and he probably will. Etc etc etc.

All in all, relative to expectations, Green did pretty well. And if nothing else, that’s the first time we’ve been able to say that about his stint somewhere.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary contract. Filled his role quite well, but could probably get more than this elsewhere, and his earning years are running out, so he should probably take it where he can get it. That is not likely to be here.

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June 29, 2017

Jeff Green
SF/PF, 6’9, 235lbs, 30 years old, 9 years of experience

Another year, another big contract, another season of “I can’t quite figure out what he does well and the stats can’t find it either so maybe he isn’t especially good really” play. Green’s 39.4% field goal percentage is the lowest of his career, the .505% true shooting percentage his lowest since his rookie campaign, his 7.6% rebounding percentage as forgettable as ever, and his 27.5% three-point shooting a massive disappointment. It would be fair to say that perhaps, on a team with a better overall offensive unit, he would have benefitted as much as anyone. But this is not especially anomalous from Green. He never shines offensively in a decade of being allowed to try, he never rebounds, he always stops the ball more than a player of his marginal talent should, and he never stands out defensively, not keeping in front nor defending the rim. This should be the last of the big contracts.

Player Plan: Expiring $15 million contract. Ignore the name, look at the stats, look at the metrics, and make me an argument as to why a player who does only that - who routinely does only that - merits more than the minimum. Should join the Cavaliers for that, but the Magic have no use for him and should let him walk.

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February 26, 2011

Oklahoma City shone this week, shoring up their weakest position and picking up a quality backup guard in the process, all for spare parts. D.J. White (a power forward who was never going to crack the rotation), Jeff Green (a talented sixth man type caught on entirely the wrong team), Nenad Krstic (who was a good candidate to leave this summer anyway) and Mo Peterson (who was definitely going to leave this summer anyway), combined with a future protected first round pick from the Clippers, saw them land two starting calibre centres in Kenny Perkins and Nazr Mohammed who should greatly improve their defense, along with Nathan Robinson, who won't.

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