Getting to Know: Javonte Green

BIRTHDAY: July 23, 1993 (age 27)
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’4”, 205lb
HOMETOWN: Petersburg, Virginia

CAREER THUS FAR: Swingman Javonte Green joins the Bulls alongside big man Daniel Theis after a trade deadline deal with Boston that saw the Bulls send Luke Kornet and just-acquired Mo Wagner to the Celtics. Green may just be in his second NBA season, but he’s an experienced professional. A four year college player at Radford (and the school’s all time leader in rebounds, steals and games played), Green went undrafted in 2015 and spent years playing in Europe, plying his trade in Spain, Italy and Germany before earning a contract with the Celtics after an impressive showing in the 2019 NBA Summer League.

Green has spent most of his short NBA career as a reserve, averaging just 11 minutes a game. However, on the court, he uses his elite athleticism to his advantage as a hard-charging slasher, a fierce dunker in the half court that has produced some jaw-dropping highlights in short minutes on the floor for the Celtics. Knowing Green has had to battle every step of his career – from not receiving any Division 1 basketball scholarship offers out of high school, to not getting drafted in the NBA, to needing to earn his way onto a roster through Summer League – fans can expect him to bring it every single opportunity he gets.

FUN FACT: Green was an elite quarterback prospect in high school, leading to offers for a football scholarship coming out of school – but no basketball offers from DI schools. Green earned a late offer from Radford after he sent a tape on his own to members of the Radford coaching staff.

Green is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Montengro and plays for the Montenegrin national team in international competitions.