According to A.Sherrod Blakely of Comcast Sportsnet New England, the Boston Celtics have re-signed restricted free agent Jeff Green to a one-year 5.8 million dollar qualifying offer. Green averaged 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds a game last season with spit time between the Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The decision to keep Green is almost a no-brainer for the C's. Most people around the league including Celtics GM Danny Ainge believe Green could be a big part of the future of the franchise. Green was acquired last year at the trade deadline as part of a deal that sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson from Boston to Oklahoma City.
Another possible reason to Green's return to the team could be because he could be used as trade bait once again. With the Los Angeles Lakers failing to acquire All-Star point guard Chris Paul yesterday, the Celtics could jump back into the discussions and snag Paul from the New Orleans Hornets for a package centered around Green and point guard Rajon Rondo. Just pure speculation though.
Green will most likely be the team's sixth man and will back up Paul Pierce as the team's small forward.