According to a report from Shams Charania and Tony Jones, the Utah Jazz are waiving small forward Jeff Green.
Utah is waiving forward Jeff Green, league sources tell me and @Tjonesonthenba.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 24, 2019
BREAKING: The Utah Jazz are waiving Jeff Green, league sources tell myself and @ShamsCharania— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) December 24, 2019
Green has played 29 games for the Jazz in the 2019-20 season, starting two contests and overall averaging 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game on 38.5% shooting from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range. Last season, while playing for the Washington Wizards, he averaged 12.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game on 47.5% shooting from the field and 34.7% from the 3-point line.
Green originally signed with the Jazz on a one-year, $2.6 million deal. While he is on the waiver wire, other teams can pick him up within 48 hours while paying him his existing salary. If Green is not claimed after 48 hours, he has officially cleared waivers and would be able to sign for any amount, as he becomes a standard free agent at that point.
The Bulls have not been connected to Green but do have a need at the small forward spot with Otto Porter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison both out nursing injuries, specifically with Porter's ailment seeming to be a long-term issue.
Green can be a solid defender when locked in and his 7-foot-1 wingspan would come in handy in Chicago's aggressive, trap-heavy defensive system. His 3-point shooting (33.3% for his career from 3-point range) has never been great but he has shown the ability to hit shots in big moments, like when shot 40% from 3-point range over six playoff games with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2015-16 postseason or when he aided LeBron James in dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2018.
Chicago currently has a full roster with the maximum number of allowed players at 17 (15 standard contracts, 2 Two-Way contracts) so it would take a roster move to make room for Green to join the Bulls.
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