Gerald Green

Police dispatched to Clippers-Rockets locker-room brawl

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Police dispatched to Clippers-Rockets locker-room brawl

The Los Angeles Clippers got the better of the Houston Rockets on Monday night at Staples Center, 113-102, but the battle between Chris Paul and his former team had apparently just begun.

According to multiple reports, members of the Rockets took to the Clippers locker room after the game to confront Austin Rivers and then Blake Griffin.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says that according to his sources, James HardenTrevor Ariza, and Gerald Green entered the Clippers locker room looking for Austin Rivers, who was on the sideline due to an injury. LAPD were then dispatched to the scene — not just ordinary Staples Center security — and that’s somehow not the end of this story.

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Ex-Celtic Gerald Green returns to Boston. . . to play for Rockets

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Ex-Celtic Gerald Green returns to Boston. . . to play for Rockets

BOSTON – Gerald Green is back in Boston, but not quite in the role he envisioned. 

The veteran wing who has had two separate stints with the Celtics, was recently signed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal by his hometown team, the Houston Rockets, and will be available to play tonight when Boston hosts Houston. 

Green, drafted by the Celtics with the 18th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, spent two separate stints (2005-2007; 2017) with Boston. 

He appeared in 160 games with Boston, in addition to playing a pivotal role in Boston’s postseason run last season which ended with the Celtics losing in the Eastern Conference finals to Cleveland. 

Before they got the Cavs, Boston rallied from a 2-0 series deficit in their first-round series with Chicago and the play of Green was pivotal to Boston’s turnaround. 

“He’s a guy that can score the ball; he’s a guy that’s been doing it for a long time,” said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. “He’s a big reason why we advanced out of the first round.”

Green made five starts in the Chicago series, averaging 8.8 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from 3-point range. 

There was some consideration in bringing Green back during the offseason, but the Celtics decided to go in a different direction. 

Green says there are no hard feelings.

“Boston, they made a lot of changes to their roster this year and it’s for the better,” Green said. “They’re the number one team in the East, and they’re doing well. So, things for me and Boston did not end bad; it is what it is.”

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Report: Andrew Bogut's camp had 'preliminary contact' with Celtics this week

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Report: Andrew Bogut's camp had 'preliminary contact' with Celtics this week

Could center Andrew Bogut be a veteran option for the Celtics? He reached out to the C's this week, according to a Boston Globe report. 

The Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported that, according to a league source, a group of veteran options for the Celtics includes Bogut, the Australian 7-footer who turns 33 in November. He considered signing with Boston last February before signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bogut broke his leg in his first game with the Cavs and has been recovering this summer. 

With the C's over the salary cap, the C's are allowed to offer a minimum-salary deal based on years of experience. That maxes out at $2.3 million for a player in the NBA for at least 10 seasons.

Himmelsbach mentions a return of Gerald Green or ex-Celtic defensive specialist Tony Allen as other possible veteran options.