Report: Thunder Will Give Celtics A 2013 Second Round Draft Pick Due To Jeff Green Medical Condition

MIAMI, FL - MAY 11: Jeff Green #8 of the Boston Celtics warms up before Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 11, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Jeff Green was traded to the Celtics in February of 2011. A heart condition caused Green to miss the 2011-12 season and made him a free agent.

In February of 2011, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded forward Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson. Green had previously been the No. 5 overall pick by the Celtics in the 2007 NBA Draft and but was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics (which became the Thunder) before ever playing a game with Boston.

Prior to the 2011-12 NBA season, Green signed a one-year contract with the Celtics, but was then diagnosed with a heart condition that required surgery and ended with Green missing the entire lockout-shortened season. The condition also nullified his new contract and made him a restricted free agent.

As a result of this failed physical, the Celtics filed a complaint with the NBA . Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the League has ruled the Thunder will send a 2013 second-round pick to the Celtics. OKC owns a second-round pick from the Charlotte Bobcats, which they will reportedly send to the Celtics as a result of the ruling.

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