Green's deal with Celtics still not official


Green's deal with Celtics still not official

If you're wondering if you missed the official word from the Boston Celtics announcing Jeff Green's return to Boston, you didn't.

It's not official yet.

While both sides have said repeatedly that they fully intend to enter into a contract soon, there's no mistaking that this deal has taken longer to become official than most anticipated after both sides had seemingly come to terms.

The usual hang-ups in these kind of deals, dollars and guaranteed years, don't appear to be factors.

Green's new contract is expected to be a four-year deal worth 36 million.

Apparently the snafu right now is the contract's language, which multiple league sources said on Wednesday should not stand in the way of this deal eventually becoming official.

"I'm not going to talk about what the hold up is," Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations, told "But we're involved in a negotiation that I think will get resolved soon."

Throughout the free agency process, Green's agent David Falk has reiterated that Boston has been his client's first choice.

"It's been a mutual love affair," Falk said. "They love having him here. He loves being here."