Jeff Green’s agent, David Falk, says his client still expects to sign a new contract with the Boston Celtics. The problem? It might be worth $40 million over four seasons. (Sam Amick)
One source with knowledge of the talks says it may be in the four years, $40 million neighborhood, but it is not done.
“I’m confident it’ll get done,” Falk told SI.com. “I guess they got (Brandon) Bass’ (contract) done, which is great. Jeff is trying to get a sense of what the team looks like first before he makes a commitment, but I expect he’ll be there and I expect it’ll be done by the 11th (when the free agency moratorium ends). We’ve gotten a lot of interest from other teams. But as far as Boston, we’re very confident we’ll get it done.
“He wants to be in Boston. He’s excited about the moves they’ve made. He’s hoping Ray Allen comes back as well, because he feels very close to Ray Allen.”
So we’re supposed to believe Green was worth $9 million for one season last year, but now — after a year spent recovering from heart surgery and not playing basketball — he’s worth more than that for four times as long?
There are a lot of things on which I’d spend $40 million if I had that kind of money: a genie to grant my every wish, a year of marriage to Jessica Biel, the next two seasons of Kevin Durant’s contract, and a bunch of other things I don’t feel like listing right now. But four years and $40 million to a player who was inconsistent at best during his one half-season in Boston, has never been dominant and underwent heart surgery less than a year ago definitely does not make the list — even if the Celtics could use him off the bench, and even if he does have potential to become significantly better than he’s ever shown.