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Green will have an opportunity to shine in Boston

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 10, 2013 at 5:30 AM

The days of Jeff Green coming off the bench are probably over, as long as the Celtics are  building for the future he get the playing time. Jeff is a guy who many either really love, or they really could care less about. Jeff won me over last year. I liked his potential prior to his breakout in Boston. Jeff Green is known to be inconsistent. That's the argument made by anyone who doubts Green. The days of Jeff being inconsistent must go if he wants to become the go-to guy that the Celtics will need him to be. Of course Rondo is the go-to guy, but let's be honest. Rondo is at his best when free.Rondo will need others to step up.

Jeff Green can score 40 on any given night if he really wanted to.He's got Lebron's offensive skill set without the frame. Green of course doesn't have Lebron's ability to pass and rebound, and play defense. But his ability to score when aggressive is very similar.

"The difference is me coming in probably with a bigger role," Green told CSNNE.com. "But when all is said and done, I've gotta be able to play basketball. I'm ready for the opportunity I'm about to have."

Let's be honest, this is Green's big chance, and perhaps his last shot at being a very good player in this league. Jeff is turning 27 this summer. He has about 6 years left of excellent basketball if not another year or two added on. It would depend on his development in other areas. During the playoffs against New York, he averaged a team-best 20.3 points per game to go with 5.3 rebounds. I won't lie, he didn't have the playoff series I was hoping for from him, even though it was a decent series he played against New York. I also liked the fact Jeff was clutch. This is Jeff's big chance. It's now or never.

You can also checkout this older post from a week ago that I wrote about Green.

Celtics Morning Joe: Higher expectations for Jeff Green

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Reply paul
6:28 AM on July 10, 2013 
Could be an exciting year for Jeff.
Reply rcraig617
11:06 AM on July 10, 2013 
I've had faith in Jeff since he's been traded here. I think next year will be a great year for him I just don't want Gerald Wallace taking away from his minutes. The one thing is Jeff is also good when he plays a little bit of 4 but at the moment we're stockpiled at the 4 so I wanna see how stevens uses Jeff. I also want to see jeff go into the post if he's playing alot of 3 because he will have a mismatch most of the time at that position.
Reply paul
12:28 PM on July 10, 2013 
We actually have quite a few guys now who like to post. Olynyk, Sully, Green and Rondo all like the low post. I think we should make that a big part of our offense, working whatever mismatches we have.
Reply rcraig617
3:52 PM on July 10, 2013 
paul says...
We actually have quite a few guys now who like to post. Olynyk, Sully, Green and Rondo all like the low post. I think we should make that a big part of our offense, working whatever mismatches we have.

Definetly when we have green and wallace in as our forwards we should post up rondo. For other guys to post up a decent amount like sully rondo will have to be ready to shoot that spot up 3. It will open up so much and we'll be able to take rondo off the ball a little bit to conserve some of his energy so he doesn't have to be our end all be all offensively.
Reply rcraig617
3:54 PM on July 10, 2013 
It's not really noticed but miami the 2 time champs have a guard (wade) and a small forward (james) post up alot just depending on whoever has the better matchup so as we see it can be apart of winning basketball. We don't have to just have the bigs post up. I know alot of people will look at paul kind of weird for saying rondo should post more but it's right on.
Reply paul
6:09 PM on July 10, 2013 
Thanks rcraig - a flexible offense that can do a lot of things.

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