Jazz Adds Veteran Forward Jeff Green on 1-Year Deal

Jeff Green in 2017. Photo by Keith Allison/Wikipedia

The Utah Jazz continued to bolster their roster in the NBA’s free agency period on Tuesday after locking up Jeff Green for the 2019-20 season on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.

Many throughout the league praised the Jazz, who finished with a 50-32 record and grabbed the 5th seed in the Western Conference, for the addition of the veteran wing player.

Dwyane Wade, one of Green’s friend in the league, posted this tweet upon hearing that Green had signed his third consecutive one-year deal for small amounts of money.

The rest of the league’s loss will be the Jazz’s gain, as they add the productive veteran forward to bolster a roster that has already seen the additions of Mike Conley Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic.

Green, who spent the 2018-19 season with the Washington Wizards, broke into the league with the Boston Celtics in 2007. Since then, he’s averaged 13.2 points per game and has shot 33.3% from 3-point range.

He’s a consistent veteran player who will provide the Jazz with good perimeter defense and a scoring boost. His steady hand and experience will also be useful for a young team that has aspirations to do big things next season.

The Jazz begin their preseason slate in October.