BOSTON -- Jeff Green will play on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers after spraining his right knee in the Boston Celtics loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
Green made the decision to suit up after going through pregame warmups.
"Movement, cutting, if I can tolerate the soreness and pain that I have," he said of his criteria to play. "I can, so I've just got to play through it and go out there and play hard."
The Celtics swingman does not expect to be limited in minutes. He will wear a protective kneepad as a precaution.
"He looked good," said Doc Rivers. "He moved around really well in shootaround this morning. So we're viewing him as a hundred percent."
After undergoing season-ending heart surgery last January, Green isn't getting worked up about this injury.
"This is nothing," he said. "This is nothing at all."
Green is averaging 7.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game this season.
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.
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