Jeff Green expresses frustration of getting stuck with minimum deals after latest signing with Brookyln Nets

Brad Sullivan
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After delivering a thundering dunk during a preseason matchup on Friday night, Brooklyn Nets veteran Jeff Green expressed frustration at not being able to get anything more than a minimum contract from NBA teams.


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Now set to begin his 13th season in the NBA, Green has often been seen as a trusted veteran who in recent years has come off the bench.

However, that value hasn’t been reflected in Green’s paycheck and has seen him play for nine different teams since the start of the 2014-15 season.

That lack of compensation has been especially evident in recent seasons, with his contract with the Nets paying him $2.56 million for the 2020-21 campaign.

Green’s complaints may not elicit a great deal of sympathy in the current climate that has people in danger of losing their homes or livelihood due to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, Green does give the teams he plays for value, with the 34-year-old veteran running out of time to sign another major contract.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.