It appears as though the Celtics have succeeded in trying to make the best of the bad situation.
After Green had season-ending surgery for an aortic aneurysm in December, Celtics team doctors filed a complaint to the NBA to show that Oklahoma City owed the Celtics some kind of compensation, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The league agreed, ordering the Thunder to send a future draft pick to the Boston Celtics as compensation.
The Celtics will receive the Thunder's 2013 second-round pick that it controls from Charlotte.
Green missed the 2011-'12 season with the condition, but plans a comeback this year. Green will be a free agent, and Boston has shown interest in re-signing him.
Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Wednesday that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his right hip after being hampered late in the postseason.
Thomas originally suffered the injury March 15 against the Timberwolves and missed two games before reaggravating it in Game 6 of the second round against the Wizards. He played the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals but was shut down for the final three.
“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge told the Globe. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”
The Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach wrote that the team waited for swelling to go down before determining whether surgery would be needed, and that “barring any further setbacks,” he will not.
Thomas is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points a game. He is entering the final year of his contract.