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Celtics Morning Joe: Green is back in the dog house, benched in the 4th

Posted by shawn cassidy on January 14, 2014 at 5:30 AM


Jeff Green, oh Jeff Green. We are back to this again? Off the top of my head, I can't recall the game in which Stevens benched Green, Sully, and I want to say Bradley or Bass? Anyways, Green is right back there again. The Celtics needed someone to score tonight besides Bradley and Bayless. After a 2-point third quarter in Monday night’s 104-92 loss to the Rockets, Jeff Green headed to the bench with 2:09 left in the period. Green was lacking something for most of the night, I mean he wasn't getting the foul calls that you would hope he would get at home.



Was the shoulder injury behind Green's poor game, or was it your typical disappearing act by Green?


CSNNE

"I sprained my shoulder towards the end of the first (quarter)," said Green who finished with just four points on 2-for-10 shooting. "It kept nagging me throughout the game. Maybe that's the reason, I don't know."

Head coach Brad Stevens was asked about Green's play following the game, and made no mention of him dealing with a shoulder injury.

"I thought he was excellent offensively the last two games," Stevens said. "I don't want to make excuses for him and at the same time I don't want to assume anything but he just didn't have it. And that's okay. That's why other guys are on the team; to step up and fill that void when that happens. I thought some other guys did a good job, but clearly he wants to play better than that. But at the same time, he kept us in the last two in a lot of ways."

As for Green's shoulder, he said that it was okay and later quipped, "it's still attached."

When asked about whether he would play on Wednesday against Toronto, Green said "that's the plan."



The Celtics needed Green, and this guy is who he is. I didn't expect him to save the Celtics, he's not that type of player. He's good, and he's good for a clutch basket from time to time. Green isn't the star that will help the Celtics win a banner, Green can be an asset in part of a banner. Green, he'll be this way always, and I have a sliver of hope that Rondo can get him going in ways we haven't seen. Will see..


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4 Comments

Reply jlil89
11:17 AM on January 14, 2014 
Check this out Shawn. Found it in the comments on Celticsblog. Very telling.

"Let?s check the stats from last night's so called "disappearing act" Green is often critiqued for.
Minutes played: 28
Total time with ball in hands: 59 seconds (yes, that?s right 59 of his 1680 seconds on the floor for our top scoring option)
Total touches of the ball: 25
Now let?s get a little more detailed.
Out of 25 of these touches by Green (which is a ridiculously small # in itself, even for a 10th scoring option on the team) only 10 can be considered ?real? possessions which actually involve some kind of dribble and last longer than 1.5 seconds. Other 15 are merely 1-2 second touches above the arc.
His average possession time for this game is 2.3 sec
Ball received from teammates: 19 times (other 6 touches are own rebounds)
Out of which from guards: a whooping 8 times!
-6 from Crawford
-2 from Bradley (demanded by Green both times).
-Majority of other touches came from Sully, a comrade in denied balls, and Bayless, who simply hasn?t learned yet that our
strategy is to not share with Green under any circumstances.
Out of which received beyond the arc: 18 times (yes, that?s 18 out of 19 times received above the arc)
Out of which received inside the arc: 1 time
Furthermore, Green has demanded the ball visually (we can?t know when he demands it verbally): 11 times
Received ball by demand: 2 times
Both scored buckets were Green?s own rebounds taken full court himself.

Conclusion:
Considering that Green?s teammates seem to enjoy thinking that he does not exist + Brad?s ridiculous subbing patterns, which it seems are aimed at destroying any type of offensive flow Green might accidentally get (he rots on the bench 15-20 minutes a game by the way) = a complete miracle for a stat line of 4 points."

I don't think it is a sliver of hope that Rondo will get Green going. It's basically a guarantee lol
Reply paul
11:43 AM on January 14, 2014 
I think that the top dogs on this team are Rondo, Sully and Bradley. Green probably comes in after that, but a lot depends on how Olynyk developes.
Reply Morena
4:02 PM on January 14, 2014 
jlil89 says...
Check this out Shawn. Found it in the comments on Celticsblog. Very telling.

"Let?s check the stats from last night's so called "disappearing act" Green is often critiqued for.
Minutes played: 28
Total time with ball in hands: 59 seconds (yes, that?s right 59 of his 1680 seconds on the floor for our top scoring option)
Total touches of the ball: 25
Now let?s get a little more detailed.
Out of 25 of these touches by Green (which is a ridiculously small # in itself, even for a 10th scoring option on the team) only 10 can be considered ?real? possessions which actually involve some kind of dribble and last longer than 1.5 seconds. Other 15 are merely 1-2 second touches above the arc.
His average possession time for this game is 2.3 sec
Ball received from teammates: 19 times (other 6 touches are own rebounds)
Out of which from guards: a whooping 8 times!
-6 from Crawford
-2 from Bradley (demanded by Green both times).
-Majority of other touches came from Sully, a comrade in denied balls, and Bayless, who simply hasn?t learned yet that our
strategy is to not share with Green under any circumstances.
Out of which received beyond the arc: 18 times (yes, that?s 18 out of 19 times received above the arc)
Out of which received inside the arc: 1 time
Furthermore, Green has demanded the ball visually (we can?t know when he demands it verbally): 11 times
Received ball by demand: 2 times
Both scored buckets were Green?s own rebounds taken full court himself.

Conclusion:
Considering that Green?s teammates seem to enjoy thinking that he does not exist + Brad?s ridiculous subbing patterns, which it seems are aimed at destroying any type of offensive flow Green might accidentally get (he rots on the bench 15-20 minutes a game by the way) = a complete miracle for a stat line of 4 points."

I don't think it is a sliver of hope that Rondo will get Green going. It's basically a guarantee lol

That's an interesting analysis Jlil89.
But I'd say that most of it is still Green fault because we've seen more than one game this year where he plays the same amount of minutes and he's been dominant, a couple of times maybe the best player on the team. Last night he finished the game shooting 20% from the field; Sully and Crawford, who both struggled shooting the ball and attempted just one more shot that Green, scored twice and three times Green points.
I think his teammates may enjoy the fact that Green doesn't exist, but I also believe that Green enjoy to disappear. And I don't know if the return of Rondo will change this situation: that's what I hoped last year but it never happend.
I hope you're right tough.
Reply jlil89
11:59 PM on January 14, 2014 
I wish I could say that is my analysis but I can't take credit for it lol. Someone else put the time into that, not me.

The season really doesn't officially start until Rajon is back on that court. How the players ball with him on the court is the real analysis. I really hope it works out for Jeff because I like his game when it's clicking and he is a good person off the court. I root for that guy.