Green is scheduled for an operation Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors have told him the operation “should completely repair Green’s condition and that he can expect to resume his N.B.A. career next season,” the Celtics said in a news release.
If so, the timing of his training camp physical — and the end of the N.B.A. lockout — might have saved Green’s life. Green has averaged 13.9 points in his career.
TIMBERWOLVES 117, BUCKS 96 Ricky Rubio wowed an eager crowd with some slick passing in his N.B.A. debut and Kevin Love had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead host Minnesota to a preseason victory over Milwaukee.
ROCKETS 101, SPURS 87 Luis Scola scored 20 points and Terrence Williams had 14 as the Rockets beat the short-handed Spurs in Houston.
PISTONS RE-SIGN STUCKEY The Detroit Pistons, who recently parted ways with guard Richard Hamilton, re-signed guard Rodney Stuckey, reportedly for $25 million over three years. Stuckey averaged a team-high 15.5 points last season.