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Celtics awarded 2nd round pick for Jeff Green’s condition

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) June 26, 2012 Celtics News 9 Comments

Apparently, there had been some behind-the-scenes complaining by Danny Ainge that led to this.  I’m not sure about the particulars, but you get the gist of it in that tweet.  The Celtics weren’t happy about the discovery of Green’s heart condition, and now that he’s a free agent, it’s possible they may lose him completely (though that’s their own fault.  They didn’t have to make him an unrestricted free agent… they did it as a gesture of goodwill).  The NBA apparently felt the heart condition warranted further compensation, which means the Celtics will get the 2nd round pick OKC owns from Charlotte.

Of course, some of the more seasoned followers of the Celtics will throw their hands in the air and say “oh NOW the NBA gives us compensation for a player with a heart condition.”  When Reggie Lewis died, the NBA notoriously refused to give the Celtics any sort of salary cap relief for a player that was no longer alive.  And yes, those of us who remember that are still bitter about it, because it was (a) the absolute wrong thing to do and it amounted to a kick to the crotch and (b) it didn’t help the Celtics get out of their 20+ year slide into a championship drought.

Anyway, the Celtics have an extra second-rounder next season.  That’s a nice surprise.

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  • RedsLoveChild

    Charlotte`s second round pick?

    Nice…Jeff Green`s “condition” is worth more than he is!

  • kricky

    The could also throw in a case of Lemon Pledge for the parquet floor at the Garden.

  • Lee in Oregon

    I never understood the so called good-will gesture of letting him be un-restricted, other than to kiss David Falk’s ass. The good thing is Charlottes 2nd round pick will prob be the 1st pick of the 2nd round.

  • Lakerhater

    What? Clay Bennett and co. witheld information in a transaction? Welcome to Seattle Danny, at least stern threw you a bone in the aftermath.

  • http://msnhotmail.com belinda

    I still say Doc IS trying to get Austin to come to Boston.

  • Brian

    I thought it would be cool to get the first pick in the second round, then I realized that it was the 2013 draft.. admit ;)

  • jake

    Belinda- when you say things like that, what is your basis? Like sure any dad would want his son on his team but what basis do u have for assuming that Doc is actually pushing Danny to trade up to draft an unproven, tweener guard who plays questionable defense? Not to mention do you realize he plays the only position the Celtics DON’T need to fill?

    I just don’t like when people say this stuff because that’s how all of these stupid rumors come out and you have to listen to people having these ridiculous conversations about stuff that doesn’t even make sense!

  • Aaron

    this translates into the 31st pick of which there STILL will be talent…. i see danny packaging up this pick along w/ the 21 and 24 pick for free agent xyz on the bobcats and their 4th pick.

  • Aaron

    oops **2nd pick overall… and then trading the 2nd pick to someone for picks 10 and 15 and potentially picking rivers kid…
    not joking. watch.