Green, 29, averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 80 games with the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies last season. Clippers coach Doc Rivers – who coached Green in Boston – gave up a first-round pick to acquire the 6-foot-9 forward at the NBA trade deadline to help the team’s postseason push. The Clippers wanted Green back, sources said, but now the capped-out franchise could have a hard time finding his replacement.
Green had discussed some multiyear options but wanted to finalize a one-year deal Friday, sources said.
Green, the fifth overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft out of Georgetown, has played nine NBA seasons, with Oklahoma City, Boston, Memphis and the L.A. Clippers. He has averaged 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists for his career.
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