Nets Rumors: Jeff Green Agrees to Contract with Brooklyn After Rockets Tenure

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, left, defends on Houston Rockets' Jeff Green during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

Veteran forward Jeff Green is reportedly signing with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. 

It will be Green's 10th NBA team heading into his 13th season and his eighth team in the past six years. 

The 34-year-old Green played well for the Houston Rockets last season, averaging 12.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18 games, largely coming off the bench. He also gave Houston 11.6 points per game as a rotational piece in 12 postseason games, giving the Rockets a hearty 28.4 minutes per game. 

He'll give the Nets a reliable, veteran presence off the bench in the frontcourt.

Green's career resume is best read with Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" playing in the background. Green has played for the Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, Utah Jazz, the Rockets and now the Nets. 

He's the sort of playoff-tested, versatile veteran who is an important rotation piece for contenders. The Nets have a strong core in superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and a supporting cast that includes Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen, DeAndre Jordan, Landry Shamet, Taurean Prince, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Green. 

That's a good-looking rotation for Brooklyn, which enters the 2020-21 season as a legitimate title contender.

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