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Lets Steal Jeff Green

Green, Thunder Break Off Extension Talks

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It looks like the Thunder will not reach an agreement with Forward Jeff Green before the November 1st deadline and he will be a restricted free agency next summer.

Green is a guy i'm sure many people on this board already know about because of his time at Georgetown. He's a natural small forward but at 6'8" he's able to play up to the 4, while his also being capable of playing down to the 2. He's averaging around 13.5 ppg for his career; he averaged over 16 the season before last but with his teams increased firepower in 2009 his scoring took a bump. 

We have an obvious hole at SF. I've been around this team for long enough to know that depending on aged all-stars to return to form from severe knee injuries has not been working out. Jeff Green is a guy who's been a great compliment to Kevin Durant but who may want to step out of his shadow. He put up and Impressive 21 points two nights ago, but it's clear from this first game that Green will be relied on as a third or even fourth option on his team. I believe he has the skills to be an all-star; he can finish around the rim, he's got a smooth 3pt shot and he's an impressive athlete. I don't feel like he'll be able to fully showcase his ability while on that very talented, and forward heavy, Thunder roster. 

With contract extension looming for Russell Westbrook, would the Thunder really be able to match any offer for Green. If we offered something in the neighborhood of 3 years/ $33-35 million, I think we could steal him away. Green gets a significant bump in annual salary, as well as the opportunity to showcase his individual abilities close to home. Lets not forget he is from Hyattsville, MD which is only 20 minutes away from the Verizon Center. 


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