Celtics Granted 2013 2nd Round Pick In Jeff Green Trade Dispute
BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Celtics may have lost Jeff Green for the 2012 season, but they are getting some compensation in return.
The NBA has granted Boston a 2013 second-round pick from Oklahoma City in a dispute over Green’s medical condition.
The story was first reported by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski via twitter.
The Celtics lodged a complaint with the NBA following the discovery of Green’s heart condition at the beginning of the season. With the ruling in Boston’s favor, Oklahoma City will now send a 2013 second-round pick (originally belonging to the Charlotte Bobcats) to the Celtics.
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Green missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. He is expected to return to basketball this season, and is currently an unrestricted free agent.
Green was acquired by the Celtics along with Nenad Krstic and a 2012 first-round pick (the 22nd pick in this year’s draft) at the 2011 Trade Deadline for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson.