He's been largely out of sight, but Jeff Green hasn't been out of the Celtics' mind — and the affection has been returned.

So tomorrow, the two sides will officially begin the task of getting Green back in green.

The key acquisition in the 2011 Kendrick Perkins trade played 26 games that season. He was set to return this past year, but during a physical after agreeing to a new contract, Green was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and had surgery in January. The contract was voided and he was allowed to become an unrestricted free agent.

Now Green is again working out and he wants to get things worked out here.

"He's doing great," said his agent, David Falk. "He's been cleared 100 percent and he's healthy.

"Obviously the Celtics want him back, and we'll talk about that on July 1," he added, referring to the date on which clubs can begin negotiating with free agents.

Asked if he thought there would be a problem getting a deal done with the Celtics, Falk said, "No. I mean, I think he's going to have a lot of interest by a lot of different teams, but I've made no bones about the fact he feels a special kinship with Doc (Rivers) and the Celtic tradition — but they're going to have to step up and make a deal with us."