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Report: Celtics interested in Danny Green

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The Sixers shooting guard remains an unrestricted free agent.

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The first day of free agency is normally reserved for the big ticket players and stars. Day 2 features your mid-level exceptions and middle of the rotation role players. We’re now in fill-out-the-roster mode with flyers and veteran minimums. After The Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy reported that the Celtics intend to “retain a ‘salary structure’ that makes it possible to sign a ‘major’ player when he comes available most likely next summer,” we could see Boston make their first free agent signing of the summer.

According to multiple sources (NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Harrison Sanford and The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey, the Celtics are interested in Danny Green. According to Sanford, head coach Ime Udoka’s prior relationship with Green from their San Antonio days could play a part in his decision.

After winning a championship with the Lakers in the Orlando bubble, Green was dealt to Oklahoma City for Dennis Schröder and then shuttled to Philadelphia for Al Horford in a multi-player deal. Green has reportedly spoken with the 76ers multiple times, but a new deal hasn’t been made yet.

That has several teams circling the 12-year vet. Boston could use his veteran presence, outside shooting, and perimeter defense, but there’s also interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, and New Orleans Pelicans. If Murphy’s reporting is accurate however, it’s unlikely that the Celtics will offer him the taxpayer’s mid-level exception, so the the Celtics’ interest could be moot.