Originally written March 25, 2013 on HoopStuff:
The first time that many basketball fans heard the name Jeff Green, it was probably at Georgetown University, when he won Big East Player of the Year in 2007. He was a special athlete and definitely a player who could become an All Star. He was selected 5th overall by the Boston Celtics and was traded to the Seattle Supersonics as a part of the Ray Allen to Boston trade. Alongside Kevin Durant, it seemed the Sonics had two building blocks to move to OKC with, but with the talent that eventually came to OKC, like James Harden, Serge Ibaka, and Russell Westbrook, Green became expendable in Oklahoma. At the 2010-11 trade deadline, the Celtics and Thunder made another deal, that was controversial for one side (OKC) and totally sensible on the other (BOS). The Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder for Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green. The Celtics had Jermaine O’Neal and Shaq down low along with Garnett and felt that Green could give them an athlete capable of stoppi...

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