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Jeff Green’s agent says things are going great for Jeff Green on the free agent market. Yeah.

Jun 17, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

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You have to be rooting for Jeff Green. The Oklahoma City scapegoat before Russell Westbrook took over the mantle, Green was traded to Boston with huge expectations, and before he could settle in, a serious heart condition that proved to be life-threatening ended his season and put his life in danger. Now he’s on the comeback trail. There’s every indication that Green will return none for the worse, ready to hit threes and probably not rebound, but make big plays (people tended to underrate his ball pressure skills on the perimeter).

One person who’s going to make sure everyone knows how great Green’s doing? His agent, David Falk who released a slew of advance reviews to of Jeff Green like he’s selling the summer blockbuster.

“Audiences are thrilled! They say ‘Jeff Green’s Comeback’ is ‘Inspirational!’ – Bismarck Independent Christian Monitor, and ‘an action-packed ride that rivals ‘Die Hard!’ – the Hutchinson Free Conservative Report. ‘The most fun I’ve had with a combo-forward since Anthony Randolph!’ raves the Beaumont County Clerk’s Office.”


Because Green became an unrestricted free agent in December after Boston withdrew its $9 million qualifying offer, teams are already calling Falk’s office to discuss his possible exodus from Beantown. Free agency negotiations won’t officially begin until July 1, but Falk said he has already had exploratory discussions with “12 to 14 teams.”

While there is a strong mutual interest in Green returning to the Celtics, Falk said it’s far from certain that it will turn out that way. Boston has nine unrestricted free agents in all, most notably Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. And judging by his view of the free agent market on the whole, Falk — who is best known as the longtime agent of Michael Jordan and an influential advocate of the league’s stars for the last 30 years — will be driving a hard bargain as always.

“With the possible exception of (Brooklyn point guard) Deron Williams, I think that Jeff will probably be the No. 1 unrestricted free agent on the market,” Falk said. “It’s not like we have LeBron (James) and (Dwyane) Wade and all these guys floating around.

“I’d be very surprised if Deron Williams winds up anywhere besides Dallas or New Jersey (Brooklyn). So the next guy in the pecking order is Jeff Green.”

via Jeff Green garnering plenty of interest while ex-team contends for a title – Sam Amick –

Woah, woah, there, David. Don’t blow all your promotional budget in the first three weeks! Saves something for the Oscar push!

But you know what? Green can play. He needs to rebound better. He needs to find a solidified spot on the floor, a role with a team. But he can play. There’s been no indication that the heart condition is going to give him further problems. He’s got range to 30 feet. He’s athletic, and make plays, and may just need the right coach to put him in a position to succeed.

But wow, you have to be impressed with this effort from Falk. Dude that sold Michael Jordan isn’t backing off of the full-court press. Guy could sell ice cream to people living in Antarctica.

  1. cdins - Jun 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    30 feet eh?

  2. jh4prez - Jun 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM


  3. jtchernak - Jun 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    He’s not leaving Boston and if he does I will be blown away. He hung around the team all year and was at most games and even during the playoffs was tweeting with Avery bradley about how he wishes he could be out there an that he is always a Celtic

    • blueintown - Jun 17, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      …until someone gives him more money.

  4. dgbk - Jun 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    falks statments arent that crazy besides maybe wallace no one out there is clearly better than green… gordon and mayo have questions about them.. i think the celts need to bring him back .the finals been great bu the draft and nba off season will be interesting as well

  5. watermelon1 - Jun 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Wish the Thunder had
    Kept him. Then again, if he was healthy the clerics would have best the heat and he would be pkaying against them in the finals. That would have been fun.

    • 00maltliquor - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

      That was the best thing the Thunder could have done was trade him. It paved the way for Ibaka to start and get major minutes and put a real PF out on the floor. Forget who they got back in return, it was addition by subtraction. Jeff Green, along with Marvin Williams are the poster boys for mediocrity. He’s good, not great. Very disposible.

  6. 00maltliquor - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    2nd best free agent out there!?? Bwaaaaahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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