When it comes to storylines in the NBA, Jeff Green must have one of the most dramatic.
While Green was playing somewhat of a left out role for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Boston Celtics were panicking over the serious injury to backup swingman Marquis Daniels. Such panic resulted in Boston packaging their only real center, Kendrick Perkins, with other pieces and shipping him to Oklahoma in exchange for Green.
Fast forward to the beginning of this lockout shortened season and Green would eventually have his $9million qualifying offer from Boston withdrawn after finding out he had a serious heart condition.
Now finally things are starting to look up for the 26 year old. According to Green’s agent, David Falk, he has plenty of suitors come July 1 when free agency officially opens.
“With the possible exception of (Brooklyn point guard) Deron Williams, I think that Jeff will probably be the No. 1 unrestricted free agent on the market,” Falk said. “It’s not like we have LeBron (James) and (Dwyane) Wade and all these guys floating around.
“I’d be very surprised if Deron Williams winds up anywhere besides Dallas or New Jersey (Brooklyn). So the next guy in the pecking order is Jeff Green.”
“Because of (Green’s) age…and because he can play two positions and he’s freaky athletic, I think he could be very sought after,” Falk said.
However, Falk left it no secret that Boston are also near the top of their list of destinations,
“We’ve picked out three or four teams, of which Boston is one, that he has a high level of interest in talking to,” Falk said. “I would say that Boston is the incumbent, but I’ve learned in this business not to assume things. Nothing is guaranteed.”