— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020
Mike Scotto says the deal is the minimum…
The Brooklyn Nets and Jeff Green have agreed to a 1-year deal for the veteran minimum, league sources told @hoopshype. The Athletic first reported an agreement.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 21, 2020
Teams can begin to sign vets minimum deals Saturday.
This will be Green’s 10th NBA team in 13 years and his eighth team in the last six year. With Wilson Chandler now in China and Garrett Temple signing with the Bulls, the Nets were in need of a veteran presence and front court help.
The 6’9” Green played for the Wizards and Rockets last season, averaging 7,8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games for Washington and 12.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18 games for Houston where he played under Mike D’Antoni, now a Nets assistant coach, Green shot 56.4 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from deep while in Houston. Green frequently played as a stretch 5 in D’Antoni’s small-ball lineups.
The 34-year-old veteran signed a one-year minimum contract in late February to join the Rockets after going unsigned for nearly two months.
The former No. 5 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft played with Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City with the Thunder and is also a Prince George County native as is Durant. Green will be entering his 13th year in the NBA. He has not won a championship.
Nate Duncan called the move a smart pickup.
Jeff Green to the Nets is one of the best fit signings of the offseason. They really needed a smallball center option to play with KD in frontcourt so they can do something other than a drop coverage in the playoffs.
— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) November 21, 2020
He is now the Nets 14th contract.