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  • Magic Sign Jeff Green To 1 Year $15 Million

    Reports: Jeff Green reaches a 1-year, $15 million deal with the Orlando Magic

    Jeff Green is on his way to Orlando, giving the Magic another veteran to add to a young core.

    Green's agent, David Falk, says his client agreed to terms on a deal Friday. Falk declined to reveal the details of the agreement, but several outlets have reported it's a one-year deal worth $15 million.

    Green averaged 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 80 games for the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers last season. He joins Serge Ibaka and D.J. Augustin as part of a revamped Magic roster that is adding more experience around younger players such as Elfrid Payton, Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon.

    Green will be entering his ninth NBA season. The Magic will be his fifth team in the NBA after playing for the Clippers, Boston Celtics, Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder.

    The Clippers acquired Green in a February deal with the Grizzlies last season, hoping the talented swingman could provide a scoring punch off the bench.

    Ultimately, though, the 29-year-old Green didn't quite live up to expectations or the price tag of Lance Stephenson and a future first-round draft pick that the Clippers spent to acquire Green.

    Green averaged 10.9 points over 26.3 minutes in 27 games with the Clippers, including 10 starts. His points-per-game average would've been a career low over a full season.

    At times, he showed glimpses of the talent that made him the fifth overall draft pick in 2007, but in other instances, he more or less disappeared, the same cycle that has haunted him throughout his career and thus earned him the reputation as one of the most maddeningly inconsistent players in the NBA.