REPORT: Jeff Green agrees to 1-year deal with Jazz
Green last played for the Washington Wizards during the 2018-19 NBA season. Prior to his stint in D.C., Green has had brief tenures with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies. He’s an 11-year veteran in the NBA and, at 6-foot-9, can play both small and power forward positions.
The Boston Celtics selected Green out of Georgetown University with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft. Green was immediately traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in the deal that brought Ray Allen to Boston.
Green is one of the rare players to transfer from the Sonics to the Thunder in the franchise’s move to Oklahoma City. Green spent two-odd seasons in OKC before finding himself traded to the Celtics in the Kendrick Perkins deal. Green re-signed with Boston in 2011 but an aortic aneurysm discovered in his heart voided the contract and Green subsequently missed the 2011-12 NBA season. He signed with the Celtics after recovering from the heart issue in 2012.
The 32-year-old forward has appeared in the playoffs six different times, playing in 60 total postseason contests. He last visited the playoffs on the LeBron James-led Cavs team that fell to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in 2018.
The Jazz are looking to gain veteran depth to their playoff-contending team built around Donovan Mitchell and two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert. Utah traded for Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley prior to the NBA draft and signed perimeter threat wing Bojan Bogdanovic this offseason.