Two days after being released by the Jazz, veteran forward Jeff Green has gone unclaimed and cleared waivers, league sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Green is now an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team.
Green, 33, has bounced around the NBA in recent years, spending time with seven franchises in the past six seasons. While he has been a regular rotation player and occasional starter for every team he has played for, he was off to a slow start in Utah, averaging career lows in PPG (7.8), RPG (2.7), MPG (18.4), FG% (.385), and a handful of other categories. The Jazz reportedly loved Green’s professionalism, but felt their bench needed a shake-up.
Since he was on a minimum-salary contract, Green was a candidate to be claimed off waivers, since teams wouldn’t have faced cap obstacles to bring him aboard. However, few teams around the NBA have available roster spots.
While Green is a free agent for now, I’d expect him to catch on with another team on a prorated minimum-salary deal before the end of the season.