2013 NBA Draft: Boston Celtics Granted Extra Pick Due To Jeff Green's Heart Condition

The Boston Celtics have been granted an extra 2013 second-round draft pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder as a result of a dispute regarding Jeff Green's heart condition, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Green was traded to the Celtics with Nenad Krstic and a 2012 first-round pick in exchange for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson in February of 2011. After averaging 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game over 26 regular season games with Boston, Green re-signed with the Celtics for one year and $9 million prior to the 2011-12 season.

But a routine examination discovered a heart issue, and Green's contract was voided after it was determined that he required surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. He missed the entire season to rehabilitate.

The 6-foot-8 forward is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the Celtics are expected to show interest. But Green's agent has said there are 12-14 teams in pursuit.

For more on the Celtics, please be sure to visit our site CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.

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