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Jeff Green's potential impact in 2012-13

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM


Green had an aortic aneurysm, which was found when an abnormality surfaced during a stress test right before training camp in December. Green had his operation Jan. 9, It was a dark feeling that reminded us of Reggie Lewis. The fallen Celtic legend. Jeff has been a solid NBA player, but for so long Green was playing out of position. When the Celtics traded our beloved Perkins. They had intentions of Green playing either the three,or four. Green never panned out for the Celtics in 2011,  regardless of the position on the court. Green was always the third fiddle in OKC, and his role went even further down the line in Boston.

Green has potential to be an all-star. Will he live up to that, it's very unclear at this point.

Green was a disappointment in 26 games during the 2010-11 season, averaging 9.8 points, and much more was expected of him this past season. He was going to be the young, athletic wing player who could help the Celtics run a more up-tempo style while taking some of the burden off Paul Pierce.

Instead, after agreeing to a $9 million deal as a restricted free agent last December, the heart problem was found. The Celtics voided the contract and instead of keeping Green a restricted free agent, allowed his status to become unrestricted. I still feel confident that Green will excel. I think you have to be cautious with the checks, when Green hasn't been a factor for  the Celtics. Green will be ready, or at least appear ready. If Green works out, than the Celtics have a player that will work great with Rondo, and the focus should be on Rondo and co. I think Jeff can provide a shot in the arm. He may become that all-star with Rondo finding him. Can Jeff turn it up a notch, and become more aggressive.  I don't know, but I hope he does.



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Reply Greg
09:54 AM on June 17, 2012 
Green over Bass. Green can do the same as Bass,but Green is more versatile. We need a big who can board.
Reply paul
12:18 PM on June 17, 2012 
Who knows if Green will even play here next year. His agent too has come out playing hardball. I'm sorry, but I don't want him for big money. No. And Greg, he's not a Big. He's really a small forward.

We shouldn't pay big money to anyone we don't really really want. If no one fits that bill, then we should just fill out the squad with cheapies. We should NOT tie up any big money with the Brandon Basses and Jeff Greens of the world. Or the KGs for that matter. I'm sick of players demanding waaaaay more money than they are worth. I was on the players side during the lockout, but that doesn't mean I like their demented money demands.
Reply jlil89
02:40 PM on June 17, 2012 
Wow 9 mil? I have not really followed Jeff Green much at all but is he worth that price tag? Seems a bit high.
Reply paul
03:09 PM on June 17, 2012 
Danny has proven in the past that he's a terrible negotiator, overpaying wildly for KG, Sheed and Jermaine. Let's hope he changes that now. There is no way we should pay big money for Brandon Bass, or Jeff Green, or KG's last year, or Ray Allen's. No way. It's disheartening to see every single free agent attempting to rip off the Celtics. In a way the Celtics deserve it, because Ainge has been such a hardballer, and the ownership has been worse, but then again, many of these same players have waxed poetic about their dedication to the Celtics. Apparently that dedication was more talk than truth. And sadly, many fans refuse to take off the rose-colored glasses about favorite players, while they turn savagely on designated scapegoats, like Big Baby, and like Rondo not long ago.

This same team that claimed they couldn't afford Perk is going to dish out big bucks now to marginal talents and has beens?

I hope not. I don't want to see big money dished out for anyone other than the likes of Josh Smith. If it's not someone we want to see at Rondo's side for years, then forget 'em and go for cheapies.

As for the folks apparently playing hardball with us right now, I say we should turn our backs on them. Some of them have drained our resources for far too long already.
Reply Greg
04:31 PM on June 17, 2012 
He didn't over pay for KG,maybe KG made too much for his talnet in the past couple seasons. But without that deal the Celtics don't bring in Kevin.




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