With the NBA's moratorium period over, the Orlando Magic have officially signed combo forward Jeff Green. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. According to USA Today's Jeff Zillgit, the deal is for one-year and $15 million.
Green, 29, has appeared in 636 games, 473 starts over his eight year career with four different teams. In those 636 games, Green has averaged 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
After missing the 2011-12 season due to a heart condition, Green bounced back, posting a career-high 46.7 percent from the field in 2012-13, and following that up with a career-high in points, 16.9 per game, in 2013-14.
Adding Green on a short term deal is a low risk move for the Magic. With no other true small forwards on the roster, Green will have a chance to start for the team, pending their remaining moves in free agency.
He also gives them more versatility with the ability to play both forward positions, and should fit well into the style the Magic will likely play this season.
Giving Green just a one year deal also opens up the potential of moving him at the trade deadline if need be. Having just one year, be it at a sizable amount, will make Green easy to move, especially to a team looking to shed salary space for next summer.