We're all still waiting for official word on Jeff Green, but you don't wait this long in silence and secrecy for something that's no big deal. And according to the Herald's Steve Bulpett, this is pretty serious.
Green has been held out of practices since problems showed up on his physical last week. The 25-year-old has said the trouble was detected during a stress test, which would likely indicate a heart issue, but he has not expanded on the matter and declined comment yesterday as he shot around before the team’s workout.
According to sources close to Green, his health is expected to be fine in the long run, but there is a question now as to how long it will take to get him there. The Celtics are said to be concerned on both fronts.
Physicians are still dealing with test results, and it will be determined whether Green needs to undergo a procedure or if his condition can be controlled with medication.
First and foremost, a person's health is at risk and we need to respect that. We don't need something tragic happening again, so if it's a serious issue, it has to be handled carefully.
Beyond that, as far as basketball is concerned, the Celtics are stuck if he's out for an extended period of time or the full season. Even IF they void his contract, the C's are over the cap and luxury tax. The only thing they'd see is a reduction in the tax payment, still only leaving minimum contracts as tools to fill the void.
The team should announce to the findings of his tests this afternoon. Let's hope for the best for Jeff.