Situation: Signed for $8.7 million in 2013, $9.2 million in 2014; Player option for $9.2 million in 2015
Reasons for keeping: Green’s effectiveness increased with increased minutes in the playoffs, leading the team in scoring with 20.3 points per game. He’s versatile, able to slide down to the three and run the floor or up to the four and post up. The NBA is trending in his direction. In a few years teams’ starting lineups may consist of a point guard and four guys like Jeff Green.
Reasons for replacing: Despite Green’s improvement, it’s not clear he can be a No. 1 guy like Pierce has been for all these years. Green is signed for three more seasons, so replacing him and getting equal value in a deal could be difficult.
Dzen’s take: Keep him
What would you do?