Report: JaMychal Green returns to Clippers on 2-year, $10 million deal
Free agent forward JaMychal Green is finalizing a two-year, $10 million deal to return to the L.A. Clippers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Green’s deal will have a player option on the second year.
Green was one of the few free agents with a question mark, as his return to the Clippers was largely dependent on who the team landed in free agency. One of the top players remaining in free agency, Green turned down more lucrative deals with other teams for a chance to pursue a championship with the Clippers
Now that the Clips have scored with the addition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Green will likely be up for some backup duty at the four spot, with the chance to play some speed five in a few lineups, thanks to his athleticism and 3-point shooting.
The Clippers have now further bolstered their bench after paying Ivica Zubac with a four-year, $28 million deal — one which should prove to be a bargain if they can develop him as the center of the future.
Green will have some complications seeing the floor this time around though, especially if Paul George ends up manning the four spot, pushing Montrezl Harrell to back up duties as the primary substitute at the power forward and center positions.
While his immediate minutes aren’t clear, coach Doc Rivers has always found a way to give his guys playing time. For now, Green proves to be a low-cost flyer that could come in handy in case of any injuries while giving an already-sturdy bench yet another bolt of security.