Gerald Green has agreed a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics for the veteran’s minimum.
In 2005, the Celtics selected him with the 18th overall pick, before being moved to Minnesota two-years later to aid the Kevin Garnett trade.
The Miami Heat signed Green as a back-up to Wade for last season to provide instant ‘3-and-D’ play off the bench after a relatively successful few seasons at Phoenix that had reignited his career. However, with the emergence of rookies Justise Winslow, Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson, the Heat clearly see their development as a more significant target than bringing back Green, who at this point may have been seen as expendable.
His scoring prowess will be extremely valuable to a Celtics team that lacks in offensive experience off the bench. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown may be talented players, but their offensive abilities are naturally in development, understandable when considering their age. Therefore, he may see more freedom on the offensive end and improve on a mediocre season in South Beach.
Last season at the Heat, Green averaged 8.9 points, 0.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds, in which he saw 22.6 minutes a night. He will look to improve on a poor 3-point percentage, only achieving .323 over the course of his 69 games.