Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Jeff Green

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Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Jeff Green
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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge took a gamble back in the summer of 2012 when he signed Jeff Green to a four-year, $36 million contract.

The Celtics fanbase responded mostly negatively to the deal at the time, believing that Ainge overpaid for the small forward who hadn’t even suited up during the 2011-12 season due to a heart ailment.

Ainge hoped that Green would develop his game in Boston and help bridge the gap to a new era with the departures of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Green was a helpful role player alongside Pierce and Garnett during the 2012-13 season but disappointed last year in a more prominent role under new head coach Brad Stevens.

Green shot a career-low 41.2 percent from the field, failing to show the ability to develop into a reliable No. 1 or 2 scoring option for the Celtics.

Heading into next season, the Celtics have a logjam at the wing position and need to cut some salary in order to stay under the salary cap. Green will turn 28 next month and will earn a hefty $9.2 million during the 2014-15 season.

After a lackluster couple years in Boston, it’s hard to envision Green as a part of the team’s long-term future. Green has two more years remaining on his contract, including a $9.2 million player option for the 2015-16 season. His performance, salary and the team’s roster crunch make him a strong candidate to be dealt away this summer or early next season.

Here’s a look at a few potential landing spots and trades involving the veteran forward.


All statistics and player salaries provided by Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise indicated. 

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