The Boston Celtics are nearing completion on a deal to bring back forward Jeff Green, according to general manager Danny Ainge. Green was ruled out for the 2011-12 season after doctors discovered an aortic aneurysm in the 25-year-old. He should be ready to play for the start of the 2012-13 season, however.
"We intend to have Jeff back," Ainge said. "Nothing is done, but we intend to have him back. I think we're going to enter a contract with him, hopefully by the end of the moratorium."
Green has been motivated throughout his rehab, according to Ainge. He was acquired at the 2011 trade deadline in a deal with that sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Green averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his 26 appearances with the Celtics.