|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.