Jeff Green Does Not Pass Physical, Misses First Celtics Practice

Tuesday December 13th, 2011

Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green has not been able to practice with the team because he failed to pass a physical, CSN New England reports.

Celtics president of basketball operations, Danny Ainge, told reporters that the club had “found something” in his physical, which caused them to leave him off of the practice court. CSN New England reports, however, that the finding should not jeopardize the one-year, $9 million contract Green recently signed with Boston.

"We anticipate he'll be here soon in practice," Ainge told CSN New England. "He's going through the tests again today and tomorrow, and he should be fine." Green, 25, averaged 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Celtics last season. In 49 games prior to being traded to Boston, Green scored 15.2 points per game as a starter for the Thunder. In the second half of the season, the former first round pick averaged just 9.8 points per contest serving mostly as a reserve for the Celtics.

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