The Boston Celtics have been granted a 2013 second-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a dispute over Jeff Green’s medical condition, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Green was traded by the Thunder at the deadline in a deal that send him and Nenad Krstic to Boston and Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins to OKC. After Green re-signed with the Celtics last summer, he failed his physical because of a heart condition and was forced to miss the entire season following surgery.
According to the report, the Thunder are sending a second-round pick that they own via the Bobcats.
As to what exactly the dispute what over is really hard to know. I’m assuming the Celtics feel the Thunder withheld some information or something about Green. A second-round pick isn’t much of a consolation prize for not having Green last season, but it is something at least.
However, I don’t really understand why the Thunder owe Boston anything. Green played out his remaining contract with the Celtics last season and the heart issue was discovered after he re-signed with them. And it almost implies the Thunder would’ve tried to pull a fast one with the deal, which I’m absolutely positive they did not.
Green is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to be healthy and ready to play the 2012-13 season.