Mar 9, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Jeff Green (8) drives to the hoop against Detroit Pistons small forward Kyle Singler (25) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics will have trouble dealing Jeff Green


The Boston Celtics are clearly trying to rebuild and unless they do indeed pull of some sort of deal involving their sixth-overall pick that nets them Minnesota Timberwolves’ star power forward Kevin Love, they will  probably look to trade off more players and acquire more assets. 

One player they would love to dump the contract of is forward Jeff Green. Green has been productive for the Celtics, but the Celtics don’t want to pay a player like Green over $9 million while they rebuild.

However, Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald believes the Celtics will have a lot of trouble finding a taker for Green.

While Celtics followers might be most concerned about his unpredictable performances, the immediate question around the league is numerical. One team executive put it in hard perspective, noting that Green will make $9.2 million this coming season and has a player option for the same amount in 2015-16.

“The only way you’re going to be assured of him playing for the 9.2 the following year is if he underachieves this season,” the executive said. “If you trade for him and he has a good year — the year you want him to have — (agent David) Falk’s going to take him to free agency next summer.”

Green averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists for the Celtics last season.

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