In a move long expected, Celtic president Danny Ainge announced that the Celtics will make a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Jeff Green. Said Ainge: “it will happen this week.” The move will allow the Celtics the right to match any offer made to Jeff Green. The Celtics will have until Thursday to make the move official.
During his time with the Boston Celtics, Jeff Green averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in just over 22 minutes played per game. In the playoffs, Green’s points per game production dipped slightly to 8.4 points, but he’ll be most remembered for his two Game 5 miscues against the Miami Heat.
Green was acquired in a February NBA trade deadline deal that sent the beloved Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in return for Green and center Nenad Krstic.
The legacy of Danny Ainge has been hitched to the most debated trade in team history. Jeff Green will be expected to make an impact should the numbers make enough sense for him to remain in the Bean.
In a move that trumps all, the NBA lockout is set to begin on Friday. Get’cha popcorn ready.