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Jeff Green's Contract Situation With Celtics Is Confusing

The contract negotiations surrounding Boston Celtics unrestricted free agent forward Jeff Green has turned into a sordid affair with several twists and turns.

After the need for season-ending heart surgery in December, the organization pulled a qualifying offer, which eliminated the possibility of a sign-and-trade. In July, the two sides came to terms on a four-year deal worth $36 million that has yet to be signed.

However, a report was recently published by the Boston Globe that stated that the deal would be officially announced in the coming week. With this in mind, the delay in the announcement could be the result of the two sides trying to figure out how to handle any potential health issues Green may suffer in the future.

While the soon-to-be 26-year-old Georgetown product has stated that he feels better than he ever has, the organization will likely want to protect themselves from any unfortunate developments that could occur over the course of the deal.

This creates a trickle down effect that could include the contract's structure, which impacts how much annually the Celtics have to pay Green as well as how close to the $74 million salary cap apron the contract will place the team.

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