In a deal announced on Monday, the Nuggets and forward Jeff Green agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract.
Since being picked with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draught, Green has begun on an excellent journeyman career, playing for 10 different clubs in both starting and reserve roles.
The 34-year-old veteran has made 976 appearances during the regular season, averaging 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 threes per game. Plus, he has appeared in 78 postseason contests.
After joining the all-star roster of the Brooklyn Nets in November, Green played there during the 2020-21 season. He averaged 11 points per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from outside the arc as the squad dealt with a number of ailments.
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Green expressed a desire to “settle down in one spot.” “The borough of Brooklyn exists. One day I hope to call Brooklyn home. No matter how many teams there are in the NBA, that’s of little interest to me. If I played for 22 years and made 15 different teams, what would it say about me? There is no bite to it.”
After his time with the Boston Celtics in 2012–13 and 2013–14, the Georgetown grad had not played two full seasons with the same team.
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Green was not able to fulfil his wish to remain with the Brooklyn Nets, but he should get playing time with the Denver Nuggets. Since he has already demonstrated his versatility, he has had no trouble adapting to his new teams.
The native of Maryland will be able to contribute right away to Denver’s bench as a solid reserve player.