On To The Next One: Jeff Green
According to various social media posts, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green has signed with Roc Nation Sports for his representation. The announcement was made as the Cavs wrapped up a four-game road trip, with a pit stop in New York to take on the Knicks. The deal was likely signed during this stay. He was previously represented by David Falk.
Green was drafted 5th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft out of Georgetown University. The Maryland-native led the Hoyas to their first Final Four since 1985 in that season prior to being drafted by the Boston Celtics and ultimately getting traded to the Seattle Supersonics (Oklahoma City Thunder). Now in his 10th NBA season, Green is playing for his 6th team in the Cavaliers. He is averaging 10.7 PPG, 1.3 APG and 2.9 RPG playing a key role in the Cavs second unit.
As a restricted free agent during the lockout of 2011, Green signed a 1-year, $9 million deal with the Boston Celtics, to who he was traded at the midpoint of the 2010-11 season. He was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, causing him to fail his physical with the Celtics and become an unrestricted free agent. He missed the entire 2011-12 season after undergoing surgery, and spent the off-time completing his degree at Georgetown. A year later, he signed with the Celtics on a four-year deal.
Green signed a one-year deal with the Cavs this past summer, which marked a significant step in his journey back to basketball. He had his heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 2012.