Jeff Green was one of the Wizards players who had a strong individual performance in an otherwise bad 2018-19 season. He averaged 12.3 points and 4 rebounds per game in the 2018-19 season while playing in 77 games. Green also made the most three-pointers in a full season (111) since the 2013-14 season when he made 135 threes for the Boston Celtics.
In an interview with Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington, Green said “I would love to come back. Great set of guys on this team.” Green also noted that he liked having a chance to play in front of his family more often than in the past where he has played for seven different NBA teams in his career and hasn’t spent more than a year with any team since 2015.
Green is now 32-years old. He grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, played and graduated from Georgetown University and is now playing for his hometown NBA team. Consistent and well-performing veterans have a place on every NBA team. Really, any sports team. But the Wizards are in a state of flux at the moment.
Ernie Grunfeld is no longer the President of Basketball Operations after signing Green to a contract last year. Whoever replaces Grunfeld could very well take the team in a direction where Green isn’t part of Washington’s plans.
I’m sympathetic to Green wanting to stay in Washington next year to be close to family if nothing else and his performance last season certainly shows that he could still be a good fit. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.