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Celtics, Jeff Green near deal

Updated: July 2, 2012, 3:53 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

ALLSTON, Mass. -- Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hinted that a deal to bring back free agent Jeff Green is nearing completion and both Ainge and Green's agent expressed optimism a deal will be consummated when the league's moratorium lifts later this month.

Green, traded to Boston in February of 2011, sat out the entire 2011-12 season after undergoing surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm that was detected in training camp as the two sides prepared ...

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