June 24, 2024
With only one roster place left, the Boston Celtics have plenty of possibilities. If the Celtics decide to add another wing, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley detailed why he thinks ex-Celtic Javonte Green would be a “sneaky free-agent pickup.”

“Javonte Green spent his first season and a half with the Shamrocks, where he formed a close friendship with Jayson Tatum.” Green has won over fans with his boundless energy and occasional aerial antics. “He does his best defensive work, but his hustle and hops can add some zip to the open-court offense,” Buckley wrote in a December 20 report.
Buckley noted the one hurdle Green would have to overcome in order to be brought back.

“He had knee surgery in January and was unable to rejoin the Chicago Bulls’ rotation when he returned, so he may have to prove his health before resuming his NBA career.” If his knee is healthy, he might still energize this team like he has in the past.”

The Celtics have a plethora of backup wings who have only seen action when their rotation players have been sidelined by injuries. Oshae Brissett, Dalano Banton, Svi Mykhailiuk, and Lamar Stevens have all gotten little playing time. If the Celtics were able to get rid of most or all of them in a trade, adding Green would make sense.
Javonte Green Would Be a ‘Welcome Return’ to the Celtics: According to Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports, Javonte Green would welcome a second chance with the Celtics.

“Green, a close friend of Celtics star Jayson Tatum, ‘would welcome,’ a return to the Celtics, a source said,” Deveney reported on June 28.

Despite Green’s stated interest, there has been no confirmation that the two parties share the same sentiment. Brad Stevens has re-signed several former Celtics players, including Al Horford and Daniel Theis. As a result, if he felt it was essential, he would not be opposed to bringing back an ex-Celtic. Should the Celtics run out of wings in the near future, they may turn to Green.

Green is now a free agent after a preseason stint with the Golden State Warriors, therefore he is available. Green was a member of the Celtics from 2019 to 2021, when he was dealt to the Bulls along with Daniel Theis at the trade deadline.

The Celtics will be ‘aggressive’ in their pursuit of bench help, according to reports.
According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, the Celtics will be on the lookout for more.
“The Celtics will be active in the trade market in order to acquire bench help.” “They want to see what’s out there in the marketplace,” Charania stated on December 18’s “Run It Back.” “They are going to be aggressive in just seeing what could be out there for bench help.”

In terms of matching expendable wages, the Celtics don’t have much to give in a deal. They do, however, have a number of trade exceptions available to them, including the $6.2 million Grant Williams TPE. If the Celtics can improve their bench and maybe open up more roster places, a Javonte Green reunion is possible.

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