Re: Case for/against Jeff Green?
posted at 5/18/2011 7:02 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Case for/against Jeff Green?
[QUOTE]For: Young, Quick , good offensive talent, only a short time to learn with the C's Against: Butter fingers (can't seem to catch the ball consistently), sporadic , inconsistent, looks lost out there a lot of the times. Aloof. DOes not have a killer instinct!
Someone made a good point on a post I started saying to trade him. They were saying to be patient with him so we don't let him go like chauncy or Joe Johnson. Interesting point. I hope I am wrong about him and that he becomes a star. They will keep him to save face from the Perk trade unless they can get a steal for him Rondo and big baby for Chris Paul!!!!
Posted by BigJoedaddyBoston[/QUOTE]
Totally unfair assessment. He joined the team midseason, when there is little to no practice time to get acclimated, and was asked to play at least 3 different spots while guarding, at times, the best player on the other team. It's rare for a player to get traded to a good team, especially one with a core that'd been together for a while, and figure out how to fit in. Of COURSE he looks lost and aloof at times, we were watching him do in real games what he needed to learn on the practice court...which will happen next year.
As for saying he doesn't have a killer instinct...I have no idea how you can even go there. Does he not play with intensity? He wouldn't have the ball in his hands with a chance to win it anyway, so how can you judge that? That's a completely objective statement that I doubt you can back up in any way, shape or form.
He;s a very good, young, skilled player. Ainge DRAFTED this guy and dealt him in the Allen deal, he knew what he was getting back for Perkins. I'm willing to bet Ainge had plenty of other offers for the big man (who was NOT signing here), and he CHOSE Green over others.
Is Nazr Mohammed a FA?