Jeff Green doesn’t care about setting an NBA record for most teams, as Sopan Deb reported on Tuesday. With the Nets, he joins team No. 10, falling just two short of the all-time record. At seven, he is tied for the NBA record for most clubs to make the playoffs.
Instead, He Claims that Brooklyn is Where He Plans to “Settle Down.”
The restless Green eventually expressed a desire to root himself in one location. That’s Brooklyn. I really hope to call Brooklyn home someday. The NBA doesn’t really bother me. or how many groups there are. What does it say about me if I played for 22 years and switched teams 15 times? You can’t bite down on it since it lacks substance.
The 34-year-old, however, is concerned about maintaining a stable income and employment. Deb points out that each of his most recent five contracts was for one year or less at the minimum pay (with the Nets, Rockets, Jazz, Wizards, and Cavaliers), and that one of those contracts (with the Rockets) wasn’t even a vets’ minimum. It had been ten days!
Those at the end of the bench, or those on their way into or out of the “L,” are the ones who typically order the vets minimum, as any amateur capologist would tell you. Anyone who follows the Nets can attest to the fact that that is not Jeff Green.
Green scored 11 points per game on average and grabbed 3.9 rebounds on average. He also dished out 39 dunks, many of which were worthy of a highlight reel, and made more than 100 three-pointers this season. When it came to scoring, he shot the ball and made threes at a career-high clip.
Will he be offered a multiyear contract at a salary higher than the veterans’ minimum? The Nets must choose between him and eight other free agents. They can also extend contracts with their “Big Three” this summer. A similar case may be made for Nic Claxton, another promising young player. Is there a chance that Uncle Jeff may be forgotten about… again? They have two options under the CBA: pay him $3.6 million outright, or let him take a cut of the taxpayers’ MLE, which is expected to be approximately $6 million.
Green appears resigned to his fate despite the support he has received from fans, teammates, and the greats of the game.
Green emphasised the importance of not taking one’s professional or life-changing opportunity for granted. Ultimately, I wanted to play in the NBA, so I’ve been on a lot of different teams. as well as I am continuing to do so.