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Celtics will make qualifying offer to Green

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  June 27, 2011 06:49 PM

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BRIGHTON -- Celtics president Danny Ainge said today the club will make a qualifying contract offer to Jeff Green, meaning it will have the right to match any offer made to the restricted free agent.

The Celtics have until Thursday to make the move and Ainge said, "it will happen this week."

Green came to the Celtics in the controversial February trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder that involved Kendrick Perkins. The Celtics acquired Green and Nenad Krstic but Krstic has agreed to a contract with CSKA Moscow that will become official next week. The Celtics plan for Green to play a bigger role next season after he struggled to get untracked coming off the bench.

Green, 24, averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 22 minutes per game for Boston. He averaged 8.4 points in the playoff loss to the Heat but made two critical turnovers in the Game 5 finale.

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