Sopan Deb reported on Tuesday that Jeff Green has zero desire to set an NBA record for most franchises played for.
He is on his tenth team overall and the Nets are next. He is now tied for the NBA record of having seven clubs make the playoffs.
Instead, he claims that Brooklyn is where he plans to “settle down.” The restless Green eventually admitted, “I’d love to settle down in one spot.”
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Iconic New York borough: “There’s Brooklyn. Brooklyn is where I hope to eventually call home. The NBA doesn’t really bother me.
Record, or the total number of participating organisations. What does it say about me if I played for 22 years and switched teams 15 times? There is no bite to it.”
However, the 34-year-old wishes she had more financial stability and employment security. Deb points out that each of his most recent five contracts was for one year or less.
At the minimum pay (with the Nets, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, and Cleveland Cavaliers).
And that one of those contracts (with the Rockets) wasn’t even a vets’ minimum. It was a vacation of ten days!
Instead, He Claims that Brooklyn is Where He Plans to “Settle Down.”
Green averaged 11 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last season. He also made over 100 threes this season and threw down 39 dunks, many of which belonged on a highlight reel.
He scored at a high rate for his career by taking and making threes. Is there any chance he’ll be handed a multiyear contract at a salary beyond the veterans’ minimum?
The Nets have to make a decision between him and seven other free agents. This summer is a good time to extend contracts with their “Big Three.”
Also, Nic Claxton, another up-and-coming player, could be in a similar position. Is it possible that Uncle Jeff will once again be forgotten?
Under the CBA, they may either give him $3.6 million up front, or they can give him a percentage of the MLE, which is projected to be around $6 million for the taxpayers.
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Although Jeff Green has not yet played basketball in every country, he plans to. Since being drafted in 2007, he has played for ten different NBA teams.
Including the Brooklyn Nets. Only Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg, and Joe Smith have played for more.
Green, now 34 years old, has played for more NBA franchises than all but 18 others combined.
Now an integral part of the Nets’ roster, he is participating in the postseason for the seventh time in his career.