OFFSEASON

Celtics expected to make qualifying offer to Green

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Celtics expected to make qualifying offer to Green

The Jeff Green trade didn't quite work out as planned for the Celtics last season, but the team is giving him a vote of confidence.

Danny Ainge said that the Celtics will make a qualifying contract offer to Jeff Green, which will give them the right to match any offer made to Green, who is a restricted free agent.

"It will happen this week," Ainge said.

The Celtics acquired Green from the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with center Nenad Krstic, in exchange for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson. Usually coming off the bench for the Celtics, a different role for Green in his NBA career, he averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 22 minutes per game.

OFFSEASON

Report: Celtics’ pick Demetrius Jackson gets 4-year, $5.5M deal

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Report: Celtics’ pick Demetrius Jackson gets 4-year, $5.5M deal

The Celtics and second-round pick Demetrius Jackson have finalized a four-year, $5.5 millon contract, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reported.

Jackson, a point guard out of Notre Dame, was the 45th overall pick. He was projected by some as a first-rounder before the draft and the first year of his deal is likely to be guaranteed. Last year, Celtics’ second-round pick Jordan Mickey signed a four-year, $5 million deal as the 33rd pick overall.

Jackson will face plenty of training camp competition in a crowded group of backcourt players for the C’s.