It was virtually a no-win situation for Jeff Green.

The 24-year-old left a tight-knit, youthful core in Oklahoma City to come to Boston in a trade for the beloved Kendrick Perkins. Green had to try to fit in on the fly with a group of veterans with established roles.

The adjustment from being a starter to a bench player was difficult for Green. The 6-foot-9 forward's versatility became a curse because his role was ever-changing in his three months with the Celtics.

Green showed flashes of the talent that C's general manager Danny Ainge promoted in the aftermath of the Feb. 24 trade, but the four-year veteran was maddeningly inconsistent.

In the Celtics swan song, Wednesday's 97-87 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Green had nine points and was on the court in the final minutes of a tight game.