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Celtics Sign SG Gerald Green

The Celtics brought back one of their former draft picks, signing Gerald Green to provide some punch off the bench. Green can still fly and he can also knock down threes, something Boston desperately needs.

The Celtics were busy on Saturday, locking up some of there own and also coming to an agreement with unrestricted free agent Gerald Green, a former Danny Ainge 1st Round pick in 2005 that was part of the Kevin Garnett trade in 2007. 

Sean Deveney of the Sporting News was the first to report that Gerald Green will be returning to the team that drafted him in 2005:

https://twitter.com/SeanDeveney/status/756833091986006016

Green, 30, has played ten seasons in the NBA, averaging 10 points per game, which is impressive considering he only plays an average of 20 minutes per night. He's shot 36% from three over the course of his career, and he also helps out on the boards, averaging 2.5 rebounds per game, not bad for a shooting guard. Green's best season came in 2013-14; he averaged 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game. He also played just over 28 minutes per night, so he's proven that he can produce if given the opportunity. He did struggle last season with the Heat, averaging 8.9 points per game in just under 23 minutes per night. 

Green should provide Boston with an offensive spark off the bench, something they will definitely need after the loss of Evan Turner in free agency. He also gives the Celtics depth in case that they make a trade, which from the looks of the current roster is imminent. Boston has 18 guaranteed contracts and only 15 can stay; something has to be brewing. 

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