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Celtics reach agreement with Jeff Green

Jul 7, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

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The question is “how much?”

Regardless of how much the deal is worth, the Celtics have reached an agreement on a deal with Jeff Green via Ken Berger of The deal is very likely to be a four-year deal, and there are reports of the range being close to $40 million. The Celtics cannot officially sign Green until July 11th per the NBA’s moratorium rules.

The way this deal will be judged up front is the money. If it’s four-years, $30-$35 million-ish, OK, sure, why not. He does have some potential. But if the Celtics gave a four-year, $40 million deal with an average in eight figures for a power forward who doesn’t rebound and has never shot the lights out, that’s going to be of concern. His heart condition should not factor in, as there’s every indication he’ll make a complete recovery. But the real factor here is his production.

The other part is the guaranteed money. If it’s three-years, $30 with a team option or non-guaranteed fourth year for $10 million, that’s probably the middle ground. There’s still going to be doubt about this deal. Don’t be confused. The book is still very much out on Jeff Green. But if he can live up to his potential, he can be the kind of athletic perimeter player the Celtics need, especially against the Heat in the playoffs.

The question is still, “how much?” We’ll let you know when reports indicate.

  1. giantssb42champs - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Congrats Jeff, you just got away with grand larceny!

    • therealhtj - Jul 7, 2012 at 5:44 PM

      Lakers fans everywhere applaud this signing.

      • 00maltliquor - Jul 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM

        You’re right about that therealhtj!

        Big money tied into an average player and an even older Garnett, handcuffing their cap room with a bunch of “meh”-ness. I’m smiling from ear to ear right now!

  2. gmen4life33 - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    So Nets GM doesnt want to seem stupid for trading #6 pick for Wallace, so he gives Wallace 4yr 40 million. C’s GM doesnt want to seem stupid for trading Perkins(and possibly losing out ona ring) for someone who did nothing for C’s, so he gives Green 4yr 40 million.

    How do owners allow this?

  3. stadix093 - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Surely you meant to write 40 years for 4 million dollars.

  4. Louis Tumblin - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Jeff Green maybe getting ovepaid with this contract. He will have to produce to justify getting paid 10 million a year if that is what the contract is.

  5. jmclarkent - Jul 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    No one else would have come close to 10 mil per year for Jeff Green. He screams “mid-level exception.”

  6. chicagosworth - Jul 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Wow! Boston must want to contend this year.

  7. truthhurtstoo - Jul 8, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    It’s all over for the creakers…

  8. j0esixpack - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    It will be important to find out what the actual contract says

    That way Celtics-haters will know whether to accuse the team of being cheap – or overpaying.

    • bozosforall - Jul 9, 2012 at 1:06 AM

      Celtic-haters? Why would anyone hate on an organization that has won only ONE title in the last 25 years? Gotta laugh at delusional Boston fans such as yourself.

      • j0esixpack - Jul 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

        Why would anyone hate on a team with 17 banners – the most of any NBA franchise? Or a football team with 5 Super Bowl appearances in 10 years and 3 wins?

        I don’t know.

        Ask this “clown” who seems psychotically obsessed with hating New England sports teams so much so that if you google his screen name you’ll find literally hundreds of pages of Google hits with all his babbling irrational comments.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=4a7734df38a3f986&biw=1280&bih=909

        Obsess much??

      • bozosforall - Jul 15, 2012 at 10:20 PM

        Not hating on the TEAMS, moron. Nice to see that you are Googling me…just proves that I OWN you.

      • j0esixpack - Jul 16, 2012 at 4:55 PM

        Keep telling yourself that clown.

        Everyone here watched you make a fool out of yourself with your “guarantees” about how badly the Celtics and the East in general would fare.

        No amount of junior high caliber smack talk from you is ever going to change that.

        If you want to think that taking five seconds to Google the anonymous screen name a guy partial to wearing clown make up (who coincidentally is also fond of gay bashing) to see that he has made THOUSANDS of anti-New England rants confirms anything other than what a loser you are, feel free to delude yourself to your heart’s content

        Everyone else around here knows the truth

      • bozosforall - Jul 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

        The joke is always on you, crybaby.

      • j0esixpack - Jul 19, 2012 at 8:56 AM

        Nice one!

        With a cool dry wit like that, you could be a TV action hero!

      • bozosforall - Jul 20, 2012 at 1:03 AM

        I don’t give a whit about wit…beats being a loser like you though.

  9. misterdreamer119 - Jul 8, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Too much money.

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