The final looming question of the Celtics offseason could be answered by next week according to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. Washburn tweeted out the following last night on Sulia.com:
Green’s deal should be done by next week
For those who missed it earlier, David Falk, the agent for Jeff Green, told Boston Globe that his client’s deal with #celtics is close and should be official next week.
We are still lacking specifics obviously, but this could be a sign the C’s are done with their offseason moves, as it’s likely they were waiting on finalizing a deal with Green in order to structure the deal to help Boston fit under the $74 million dollar apron needed if a team uses the full mid-level exception like the C’s did.
There is also the likely chance that both sides were finnagling over the structuring and yearly guarantees within a deal, as the Celtics will undoubtedly be protecting themselves here if Green is unfortunate enough to face heart trouble yet again over the course of the contract.
Whatever the case is, these are all smaller details that won’t hold up the deal in the long run, as Green wouldn’t be giving interviews to multiple outlets if there was some kind of a hangup. The final terms of the deal will play a major role in how much room the C’s have to add pieces in the next couple years, as well as 2015 when they will have an opportunity at major salary cap space yet again. We’ll take a closer look at what that space might mean next week here at CelticsHub.