Report: Jeff Green 'believed to be' free agent target of Celtics


The Boston Celtics don't have significant salary cap space to use in NBA free agency this summer, but they could still make a few more moves to bolster their roster for next season.

C's president of basketball operations Brad Stevens has already been busy with the start of free agency looming.

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The Celtics acquired wing Josh Richardson from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for center Moses Brown over the weekend. They also reportedly agreed to acquire forward Bruno Fernando and point guard Kris Dunn from the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team deal that sent center Tristan Thompson to the Sacramento Kings.

Who else might the Celtics look to add? Jeff Green is one possibility, per The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach.

"According to a league source, the Celtics prefer to pursue a player with extensive experience and are focused on adding size and shooting. Forward Jeff Green is believed to be a primary target," Himmelsbach wrote. "Green played for the Celtics from 2011-2015, including a season and a half with Stevens as his head coach."

Green played for the Celtics from 2010-11 until the 2014-15 season. Since leaving the C's, Green has played for eight different teams, most recently the Brooklyn Nets last season.

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Green was a useful role player for the Nets, and with superstars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden all missing a bunch of games due to injuries, the veteran forward played 27 minutes per game. Green took advantage of those minutes and averaged 11.3 points per game on 41.2 percent shooting from 3-point range.


Th 34-year-old forward could provide Boston with much-needed scoring and shooting off the bench. He's also a versatile player and brings plenty of experience, including 78 playoff appearances.

NBA free agency begins at 6 p.m. ET on Monday but contracts cannot become official until Friday.