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Traded to the Boston Celtics by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Kendrick Perkins trade, the 6'9", 235-pound Jeff Green has a bright future ahead of him.
The 24-year-old's minutes went down from 37 minutes per game when he was with the Thunder to 23.5 minutes per game after he was traded to the Celtics.
The lesser minutes brought his points-per-game average down from 15.2 to 9.8; his rebounds dropped from 5.6 per game to 3.6.
Although he is a restricted free agent, one would be led to believe that Green would like to play somewhere where he would be starting and getting his minutes per game back around 38 MPG.
The alternative would be for Green to start in place of the aging Kevin Garnett—who, at his age, would be more suitable coming off the bench.
If the Celtics can keep both Green and Glen Davis, the two big-men could be the cornerstone of the team's post-play for years to come.