After months of tacit assumption that a deal was all done, forward Jeff Green has officially signed a contract with the Boston Celtics, according to the team's website. The length and amount of the deal is not being reported, per team policy, but reports stretching back to July suggested the two sides had come to an agreement on a four-year, $36 million deal in July.
Green, 25, adds some youth to an aging Celtics' front court that features veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward will also be looking to put together a bounce-back season after missing all of 2011-12 due to an aortic aneurysm -- essentially, an unusual bulging of the primary artery that extends from the heart out into the rest of the body -- that was found during a preseason physical.
In '11, Green was traded to Boston from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the franchise with which he spent his first four NBA seasons. The former Georgetown Hoyas star was drafted fifth overall by the Celtics in the 2007 NBA draft, but he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics as part of the deal that brought All-Star shooting guard Ray Allen to Boston.
During his five-year NBA career, Green has averaged 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
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