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Cavaliers sign Jeff Green

Cavs sign Jeff Green

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Jeff Green.

According to Cleveland.com, “Joe Vardon has reported that Green will receive a one-year, $2.3 million deal — a prove-it veteran’s minimum contract that is guaranteed for the 2017-18 campaign. Green made $15 million last season. The 30-year-old forward, who has spent time with five different organizations during his career, is coming off a down year, averaging a career-low 9.2 points and 3.1 rebounds with the 29-win Orlando Magic.”

Green (6-9, 235) spent last season with the Orlando Magic, appearing in 69 contests (11 starts) with averages of 9.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game. He also shot a career-high .863 from the foul line and scored in double figures on 35 occasions.

A nine-year NBA veteran, Green has played in 705 games (484 starts) over his career with the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando, owning averages of 13.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 31.1 minutes per game. He has also appeared in 38 postseason contests (15 starts), averaging 11.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.3 minutes per game.

The 6-9 forward, who hails from Cheverly, Maryland, and played collegiately at Georgetown, was originally selected by Boston with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft before being traded to Seattle prior to the start of his rookie campaign. He earned All-Rookie First Team honors in 2007-08 and has averaged double figures in scoring in eight of his nine NBA seasons.

Pelicans sign rookie Frank Jackson

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed rookie guard Frank Jackson.

Originally selected by Charlotte with the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Duke University, Jackson was acquired by New Orleans in exchange for the draft rights to Dwayne Bacon (40th overall) and cash considerations.

Jackson, 6-4, 202, spent one season at Duke where he finished tied for fourth on the Blue Devils in scoring (10.9 ppg) and second in three-point percentage (39.5). In 36 games, Jackson averaged 12.4 points over 16 starts during his freshman season.

Jackson starred at Lone Peak High School (Highland, UT) where he participated in both the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American Game (where he was named Co-MVP) as a senior while being named a Second Team All-American by MaxPreps and Third Team All-American by USA Today.

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