With the Nets last year, he averaged 11 points and 3.9 rebounds in 68 games (he started 38 of those). The No. 5 pick of the 2007 draft has played for a total of 11 teams since his career began in Seattle.
On the first day of last year’s free agency, Brooklyn re-signed Blake Griffin but lost Green in the process. The move stung, and while it felt a bit more necessary at the time, perhaps the Nets should’ve never let Green slip through their fingers in the first place.
He signed a two-year, $2 million contract with Denver, but his name has popped up in trade rumors ahead of the Feb. 10 deadline. Should Brooklyn make a push at reuniting with its beloved former uncle?
Could veteran forward Jeff Green be reunited with the Brooklyn Nets?
Green was a key part of the Nets’ playoff push last season, especially given the injuries that the team suffered.
In Game 5 of the playoff series against Milwaukee, he came off the bench and knocked down 7-of-8 3-pointers for 27 points to help Brooklyn overcome a 17-point deficit.
As a starter, Griffin was a standout for the Nets in the playoffs, so it made sense for the team to re-sign him to a one-year deal and let Green walk. However, this year, Griffin’s production has taken a huge dip. He’s averaging 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds (both career lows) in the 34 games that he’s played in.
On Thursday, it was reported that Brooklyn and Paul Millsap were working together to find a new team for the veteran. The Nets lack depth at forward/center, and with their scoring issues, it’d be nice to have Green back.
The Nets need to look to add an offensive weapon before the Feb. 10 deadline and Green’s shooting 51.7% from the field and 34.3% from the 3-point line.
Before he signed with the Nuggets, Green said that he wanted to stay in Brooklyn.
"“I’d love to settle down in one place,” Green said. “There’s Brooklyn. I’d love to settle down in Brooklyn. I’m not too concerned with the NBA record or how many teams. When you think about it, if I was to play 22 years, played on 15 teams, what does that say? It has no teeth behind it.”"
Green’s been all over the place, and while a return to the Nets would mean yet another move across the country, he’d be welcomed back with open arms.
Should Brooklyn find a way to bring Green back?