Jeff Green has been extended a one-year, $5.9 million qualifying offer from the Boston Celtics on Thursday, making him a restricted free agent if he and the Celtics can't reach an agreement before free agency.
When the league is ready for business, the Celtics will have the right to match any offer Green receives on the open market. They could also sign him to a long-term extension. If neither option happens, Green could sign the one-year qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent after next season. (via WEEI)
Green averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 26 games in Boston. Green was acquired at the trade deadline in the deal that sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Green and Krstic. In 75 total games this season, Green averaged 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds.
The Celtics also picked up the second-year option on point guard Avery Bradley, who averaged 1.7 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 31 games in Boston last season.