Boston lodged a complaint with the NBA in the aftermath of Green's heart condition, and were granted a 2013 second-rounder, sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2012
And the trade that keeps on giving rears it's head again. It would seem that the Celtics felt that OKC withheld dome info on Green's heart condition and the NBA agreed with them. The NBA has granted the Celtics an additional draft pick in the trade that originally netted them Green, Krstic, and the 22nd pick in this draft (from the Clippers).
The Celtics will now get the Bobcats' 2013 second round pick as a result of the NBA's ruling. Unless the Bobcats experience a serious turn around of fortunes, this will be one of the top picks in the second round. This could be a valuable pick for the Celtics. I still hate this trade, and probably always will, but it's good to get additional an additional asset from it, considering they lost so much in the first place.
Statement from the NBA about this ruling is after the jump.
Here is the statement by the NBA on their ruling:
As part of a ruling in a trade disclosure dispute between the Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Commissioner David Stern today awarded the Celtics a 2013 second-round draft pick held by the Thunder. Stern found that there was no evidence of bad faith or any intent to withhold information on the part of Thunder management or its physicians, but that Oklahoma City’s cardiologists were in possession of information about Jeff Green that was not shared with Thunder management and that should have been disclosed to the Celtics in connection with the trade of Green in February 2011.
Under NBA rules, teams are required to disclose to each other in connection with trades any information in their possession or control about a player’s prior injuries, illnesses, or other health conditions that could affect the player’s ability to play NBA basketball at any point in the future. Green had surgery on his heart in January 2012 and did not play during the 2011-12 season.