|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 5, 2013 at 5:30 AM|
Do you believe in Jeff Green? Did he win you over last season when he had a second half surge after the All-Star break. Did Green win you over with his beast fest of 43 points over James and the Heat. Was it the two game winners? Maybe it was his team leading 20.3 points per game against the Knicks in the first round.
I've talked about Rondo and Green as a duo, and if Green is ready. Green has the skills to be an All-Star, but like most things in life. One most put in the effort to reach a goal, and one most be consistent during that process. Green has just turned 27, and in NBA years, that's someone in their prime, and at that age. You either are who you are, or maybe Green takes the next step into stardom. New head coach Brad Stevens said this about Green.
So as rookie head coach Brad Stevens begins to take inventory of what he has to work with roster-wise, there's no debating that Jeff Green will have a prominent role - a "Green" light, if you will - to be as dominant a player as his skills will allow without worrying as much about getting enough time on the floor.
After watching hours and hours of video from last season, there's no doubt in Stevens' mind that talent-wise, Green is up for the challenge.
"The next step for Jeff and I think Jeff would be the first to tell you this, is he has a great opportunity to do the things that he did [last season], even more consistently and with more opportunity," Stevens told CSNNE.com. "But with that comes a great deal of responsibility and a great deal of attention."
Apart of me believes in Green, but the other part is unsure of what he brings as a second fiddle to Rondo. I want Green to succeed, and I think he's capable with his talents, but sometimes that thing between the ears gets in the way.