Clippers officially re-sign gritty forward JaMychal Green

first_imgThe Clippers made it official Thursday, announcing the re-signing of 29-year-old forward JaMychal Green.He was set to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with a player option on the second season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, declining more money elsewhere to remain with the Clippers, who have been tabbed by oddsmakers as the favorite to win next season’s NBA title after signing free agent Kawhi Leonard and trading for Paul George.The Clippers also announced Thursday that they plan to hold a news conference Wednesday in South L.A. to introduce their new superstar pairing, and that they’ll hold the event on one of the 350 recently renovated Clippers Community Courts throughout the city that have been improved with funding from the team and in coordination with the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks.The Clippers welcomed Green to L.A. last February after trading for him in a deadline deal that also brought Garrett Temple to L.A. in exchange for guard Avery Bradley, who this season will play with the Lakers. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Coach Doc Rivers said last season that Green was better than he’d expected, adding grit to an already tough lineup and helping to spread the floor with his 3-point shooting ability.The 6-foot-9 Green will give the Clippers another versatile option on the wing in support of Leonard and George, along with Moe Harkless, Rodney McGruder and Terrance Mann.In 24 regular-season appearances for the Clippers, Green averaged 8.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from 3-point range.In six playoff games, he was even more productive: He averaged 11 points and shot 53.5 from the floor and 52.2 percent from beyond the arc against the Golden State Warriors.Undrafted out of Alabama, Green is entering his sixth NBA season. For his career, he’s averaged 8.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting, to go with 6.1 rebounds per game. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more