December 18, 2011

Jeff Green to Miss Season

    Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green will miss all of the shortened 2011-12 NBA season due to his surgery next month on his heart. In a physical last week, team doctors discovered a aortic aneurysm, which means that the aortic artery is swelling more then 1.5x it's normal size. He is expected to be back 100% for 2012-13.

Jeff Green
    Green, who is 25, averaged 9.8 points, and 3.3 rebounds per game last year playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics. He was traded with Nenad Kristic and a first round pick to the Celtics for Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins.

    He was originally drafted out of Georgetown by the Celtics in 2007 with the fifth overall pick, but was traded immediately to the Seattle Sonics with others for Ray Allen and a second round pick that became Glen Davis. He followed the team to Oklahoma City and had some good and some bad years in his time there. But the Thunder felt they needed more defensive help down low and made the move for Kendrick Perkins last season.

    While this is sad news for Jeff Green, it really does not impact the Celtics all to much. Some kind of replacement will be made though, just not a big one.

    The Sacramento Kings also signed recently waived Travis Outlaw, the Detroit Pistons re-signed Rodney Stuckey, and the Chicago Bulls waived starter Keith Bogans and bench player Jennero Pargo. Jamal Crawford signed a two year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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