After four years of playing overseas, Javonte Green earned the last spot on the Celtics' roster for the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season. He made his NBA debut during a very brief in a Oct. 25 win over Toronto. After a slow start with Boston, the 26-year-old rookie scored 12 points on Nov. 7 during a win over the Hornets. By December, Green became an nice part of the bench rotation, playing 9.0 minutes per game from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31. Green's leaping ability, defensive hustle and positive energy were clearly a positive influence on a Celtics squad with high expectations. The Radford product appeared in 48 of a possible 72 games and averaged 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.5 steals over 9.8 minutes per contest. Green received his first NBA start on Feb. 3, during which he generated three rebounds, one assist and two steals during 18 minutes of run. Boston was one of 22 squads invited to the Orlando bubble for seeding and subsequent playoff games. Green had the best game of his NBA career in the bubble on Aug. 13, the last game of the season. He started, played 34 minutes and produced a career-high 23 points, four rebounds and a career-best three three-pointers. The spry wing appeared in one of Boston's 17 playoff games, scoring three points with one rebound during a Aug. 19 first round win over the Sixers. A sprained right knee kept Green out of Boston's remaining post-season contests.
July 25, 2019Signed a two-year contract with the Boston Celtics.