Jeff Green, Forward, Free Agent
On the free-agent market after going through waivers without a claim, Jeff Green is available as a veteran forward for a team that needs someone to play limited minutes on a team that isn’t in dire need for scoring efficiency.
Averaging 7.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games, Green simply didn’t play good enough basketball in his 18.4 minutes per game to stay on Utah’s struggling bench.
While he never even caught a DNP-Coach’s Decision, Utah cut their losses and went a different direction on their bench.
Seemingly, their offseason mindset to add Green to boost an already solid Jazz roster into a contender is the same logic the Pelicans would convey in signing the forward.
Green was also already on a veteran’s minimum deal in Utah, which should be a good sign for the New Orleans Pelicans; they can sign the veteran to a contract set to expire after the season and cut their losses early if Green doesn’t contribute to winning.
Seemingly, it’d be an easy veteran pick-up and a way to replace the minutes that aren’t being properly filled by either Nicolò Melli and Jahlil Okafor. It’s a way for this team to get better in the frontcourt.