Re: Game Thread: Celtics vs Kings
posted at 12/31/2012 4:05 AM EST
In response to prakash's comment:
I saw some things today. He attempted a spin to the baseline and attempted a shot with his left hand. He drove into the lane and leaned to get some fouls. He tried to hit some pull up jumpers. I can see that he is trying and experimenting. But he is like a rookie in some ways. He has not put it together.
On top of it, some time he plays 3, defending a 3. Then, when Paul comes into the game, he has to shift to defending the 4 or the 2. There is just too much inconsistency in what he has to do.
He needs to play consistent minutes at 3 but how do you justify that with Paul in the lineup. Not unless you give up on the year.
if you ever watched green play with OKC he used to do a lot of things with his left hand all the time- including authoritative dunks.
there is no reason this guy should be like a rookie!! the regression of his game from aggressive slasher with decent but not phenomenal accuracy to lazy ineffective and generally not aggressive is not explained by anything but things swirling about inside his head.
he plays much of the time like he does not want to be here. as does the rest of the celtics team. if you want to realize any TRUE improvement out of green it's got to be the voices guiding him that change. he was never trick or treat here one game gone the next three in OKC. but now he is. so what's changed- team is different but rondo is a better distribution guard than westbrook and that should work to green's favor.
his rebounding is worse than ever and that is just effort and fundamentals.
usually when effort and fundamentals go flying out the window, on SEVERAL if not MANY players on a team, all at the same time, they are disgusted by the 'coaching'...... you know, what happens when players stop listening to a coach.