The Boston Celtics might as well stick a ‘for sale’ sign in front of the Garden considering just about everybody on the roster can be had, including forward Jeff Green.
Unfortunately for the Celtics, despite interest in Green, Boston is apparently having difficulty trading the former Georgetown product.
Green, who is due $9.2 million dollars next season and has a $9.2 million dollar player option for the 2015-16 season is in demand, but teams are hesitant to take his albatross of a contract – this according to the SportingNews.
There has been discussion about Jeff Green, too, but his contract (two more years at $19 million total) makes him difficult to move.
The problem isn’t so much that teams aren’t willing to trade for Green as it is the return. Teams don’t want to add Green’s money to their books – they’d prefer to pull addition by subtraction and send money to the Celtics. Boston of course wants as few dollars on their books as possible and have no interest in acquiring future salary for Green.
Boston may end up having to sell Green at a discount price just to rid themselves of his salary.