JaMychal Green Signs Two-Year Deal With Clippers

JULY 18: The deal is official, per a release from the team.

JULY 8: The Clippers are finalizing an agreement with free agent forward JaMychal Green that will bring him back on a two-year, $10MM contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania (via Twitter), Green turned down more lucrative offers from other teams to return to Los Angeles to pursue a championship with the team.

Green’s new deal – which sounds like it’ll fit into the Clippers’ room exception – has a second-year player option, according to Charania. The structure of the contract will give the 29-year-old a de facto no-trade clause for the 2019/20 league year, so the team would need his approval to move him.

Green, 29, has become one of the more underrated stretch fours in the NBA in recent years during his time in Memphis and Los Angeles. Over the last three seasons, he has averaged 9.5 PPG and 7.2 RPG with a .377 3PT% in 197 total contests (25.5 MPG).

In 24 games with the Clippers at the end of last season, Green knocked down 1.4 threes per game at a 41.3% rate — both marks would have been career highs.

With Green back in the fold, the Clippers – who are considered the 2020 title favorites by oddsmakers – could run out a versatile 10-man rotation that features Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Landry Shamet, and Rodney McGruder in the backcourt, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Maurice Harkless, and Green as forwards, and Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell at the five.

Youngsters Jerome Robinson and Mfiondu Kabengele are also in the picture, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Clippers add another veteran or two using the minimum salary exception.

With Green off the board, Kelly Oubre and Jabari Parker are the only two free agents from our top-50 list who have yet to agree to deals.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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19 thoughts on “JaMychal Green Signs Two-Year Deal With Clippers

  1. Important signing, he’s the only full service 4 they have. Clips have to be happy he hung out. They had his BRs before the PG13 trade, so I’m sure he was expecting more than this. But this can work for both parties.

  2. D$!LLKU$H-og

    Good signing. Now they have 3 PF’s with Green, Harkless and Kabengale. Does Kawhi play the 2 or does PG play the 4 is my question. It’d be either Shamet at the 2 with PG starting at the 4, or Green at the 4 if Kawhi is at the 2. I guess it’s a good problem to figure out for Doc

    • Havlicek stole the ball

      Beverly, Shamet should be starting backcourt, KL and PG sharing three and four depending on matchup. PG is taller but KL has bigger hands.

  3. Connorsoxfan

    Aren’t many teams that will be able to run out an impressive 11 man rotation. That’s a good setup for the next couple years.

  4. Havlicek stole the ball

    Shall we give them the rings yet? Or do we give the rest some hope just because of courtesy?

  5. Havlicek stole the ball

    So nuch talent. And they’ll be well coached, they are the favourites

  6. goldenmisfit

    “So much talent they are the favorites“ spoken like a true Clippers fans. I don’t see much on this team outside of Leonard and George and those two are the two most toxic players in the league. This team at best is a five seed in the playoffs making it into the second round and that’s about it. This team lacks serious balance will be good defensively no doubt about that but I just don’t see the balance outside of their starting five as far as being the best in the league I really don’t even see them the best in your own city. They got Beverly, Williams, George and Leonard that about it while the Lakers have LeBron, Davis, Cosme, cousins, Rondo, Pope, Stephenson unlike the Clippers the Lakers have not only a great starting five but a really good second five. That is what you need come playoff time the clippers do not have that that is going to be their problem. Another issue besides Paul George is documented choking in the playoffs what happens when the chips are down and they go on a losing streak because we know it happens with all teams there is no team leader to pull everything in on the court. Their two biggest stars are the two most classic cases of “could be great on a team that has a team leader“. These two guys are going to be asked to be a team leader and that is a quality neither man has that will be a huge problem I see this as griffin-Paul version 2.0! By the end of the second season this team will not have a title but may get to a conference final and when it does not come together you will hear once again either the organization or George and Leonard themselves asking for trades. You have to remember this is the same franchise who did everything to get Blake Griffin to agree to a maximum contract of five years and over 200000,000 1/2 week through the first season when things were not going the way they saw it going they traded him to Detroit.

    • petersdylan36

      Honestly you sound bitter.
      I’m a Clippers fan and I think both teams are going to be top 5 teams in the west.
      It doesn’t really matter where they finish but how they do in the playoffs. The west is just that staked with Warriors, Jazz, Trailblazers, Rockets, and Nuggets.
      The thing is, the clippers were an 8 seed last year and lost SGA and Gallo but gained George and Leonard
      The Lakers didn’t make the playoffs last year and lost a lot of youth and gained Davis and Cousins.
      I think it’s silly to say the clippers bench is weak. Two players on the bench were nominated for 6 man of the year award.
      I have no ill will towards the Lakers. It’s exciting to see both teams have really good teams.

      The Griffin thing was a shame from the fans perspective because he was truly a home grown superstar… but honestly, the clippers are in a much better position right now than they were two years ago. No denying that. As a clippers fan, I’m happier right now than two years ago when we resigned Blake.
      They trade Blake for Harris and a draft pick.. essentially
      That pick turned into SGA
      We traded Harris for two picks, Shamet, And Muscala.
      We trade Muscala for Zubac
      We trade Gallo, SGA and the picks to OKC for George.
      So broken down we trade Griffin for Zubac and Paul George. Without George, most likely no Leonard.
      You can’t say they made a bad move for trading Griffin.

    • johnstodder

      ⬆️⬆️⬆️ This reads like a parody of Laker fan bitterness. Leonard and George are “toxic?” The Lakers have a “good second five” and the Clippers don’t?

      The only thing this jokester missed was “banners!” and “move to Seattle.” Hilarious.

  7. goldenmisfit

    As I was posting just got the news that the Lakers have now also added Avery Bradley more addition to their depth. Something the clippers severely lack.

    • angelsfan4life

      The Clippers have Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell both coming off the bench. That’s 40 points a game from the Clippers from just those two off the bench. The entire Lakers bench, won’t average 40 points a game. But nice try. Oh and btw, toxic? There is not a more toxic player in the NBA than the Drama Queen, LaFlop James.

    • miguel trucha

      The Clippers “severely lack depth?” Their depth is their calling card, guy. It’s good to be pumped about your own team but if you’re gonna be commenting on other teams, try to educate yourself a little more.

  8. formerlyz

    Wow. Massive steal, in my opinion. Not the first time I’ve said that with 1 of his contracts though, and I didnt understand why he didnt play more in the playoffs, as I felt he was going to be important in that series, as well as a couple of others.

    The Clippers are super legit. Only thing they maybe need is 1 more big bodied big. Not sure if the Zubac deal was a little much, but him, Harrell, and Kabengele at that spot is generally solid. Also, Doc Rivers ability to know his talent is questionable, considering things hes said over the last 2 years, and the way he used his bench at times during that time period. He was better last year, but still didn’t utilize the guys they traded for, like Green, enough.

  9. Fearthebeard

    Wow this goldenmisfit should change his name to goldenmisinformed.

    Clippers made the 8 and gave a good series to the healthy warriors. They lost two good players and added two of the top 5 players.

    Leonard toxic? He carried a team to a championship. Again.

    He’s already made lebron his you know what at the spurs.

    Lebron is now closer to 40 then that. The lakers haven’t BROUGHT back the same players (rondo, McGee, Pope) that couldn’t make the finAls.

    They added Davis who is a top addition. Though lost 2 starting players, depth and picks. They literally are not better with depth. The guys around are basically not making the 8 not even close without lebron and Davis. The clippers already did this without kawhi and pg.

    Then as far as toxic goes how many stars have wanted away from lebron? Turned down playing with him?

    Davis is the only one that wanted to go near him.

    Again on the toxic notes, I recall the legendary magic Johnson bailing. I remember the coach being sacked, again. I remember them trying to get the clippers coach and failing. Again.

    Clippers are clearly the favourites in la and in my opinion overall. Though as others have said west is stacked. Rockets warriors nuggets jazz Portland could all easily finish above the lakers

  10. x%sure

    He only played 471 minutes during The RS, 14th on team, which surprised me. He was in the 7-man for the playoffs & the team did well with him at the 5. That would have been new to him but he went 12 for 23 from 3!

    He’s about average overall but average goes for more that 2/10 usually.

  11. hoosierhysteria

    Position less is the new fad….everybody can do every thing. Rivers will figure it out. This load management crap puts more importance on having 15 who can play.

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