Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

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    Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

    GREEN TO REMAIN IN THE STARTING LINEUP   


    Jeff Green has started in the seven games Garnett has missed due to his ankle injury, but Rivers won't relegate Green back to a bench role upon Garnett's return. Expect to see a bigger starting lineup moving forward, with Green and Pierce swapping time at the two-guard spot. 

    Rivers said he's finally seeing the production out of Green that he's been expecting all season, and that he's earned the starting job. 

    "I was hoping (to start Green consistently at some point)," Rivers said. "That was my intention. We weren’t going to give it to him, he had to be more consistent to do that. Starters have to be consistent. Bench players are the inconsistent guys that go up and down. Jeff has earned that. And I’m really happy because he makes everyone better." 

    Over his last seven games, Green has averaged 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists on 53.3 percent shooting from the field and 50 percent from the 3-point line. 

     
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    Re: Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

    Kirk and I have been calling for this line up all year.

     
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    Re: Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

    what would the lineup be?

     
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    what would the lineup be?

     



    KG, Bass, Green, Pierce, and Bradley.

     

    I like it.




    Thats out best line-up. Although, if we were to face a team with two quick guards (like the Bucks, we should be starting Lee instead of Bass.  

     

    Can Doc please ALWAYS pair Crawford & Williams together. I like Crawford to shoot when he gets the ball (or make a quick assist). Williams is the far superior ball handler and he is a train. Really, I'd like to throw Williams double the minutes so he can take the ball handling pressure off of Jet & AB as well.

     

     
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    I like this lineup sometimes. I can think of times it's a matchup problem though. The heat for instance. It basically means Paul Pierce is guarding d-wade. Don't like that.  on the flipside it means d-wade is guarding Green or Pierce and I do like that. 

     

     

     
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    I would love to see one game with Williams, Jeff, Paul, Bass, and KG.  Williams is our best pt guard and the pressure would be off with this group.  Maybe we would have a guard that could finish a layup.  We have to have the worst guards at making contested layups in the league.  I would hate to see AB's shooting percentage on contested layups.  We watch other teams guards penetrate on us and make shots every game.  Sure wish we could do that.

     
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    Re: Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

    Starting five-

    Bradley-Pierce-Green-Bass-Garnett

    Top back-ups-

    Terry-Crawford-Lee-Williams-Randolph (small ball / pressure D second team, Williams will annihilate the power forward in transition) Williams is only an inch shorter than Miami PF Haslem!

     
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    I would love to see one game with Williams, Jeff, Paul, Bass, and KG.  Williams is our best pt guard and the pressure would be off with this group.  Maybe we would have a guard that could finish a layup.  We have to have the worst guards at making contested layups in the league.  I would hate to see AB's shooting percentage on contested layups.  We watch other teams guards penetrate on us and make shots every game.  Sure wish we could do that.



    Wouldn't hurt to try but eventhough i like TW, he is a bit or maybe too passive. He just takes the ball up and down the court, passes it and stays in the same spot...i think this is what kills TW...he could be much more..

     
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    Williams should just outrun the PF and receive the pass from Crawford or Lee in transtion.

     
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    I would love to see one game with Williams, Jeff, Paul, Bass, and KG.  Williams is our best pt guard and the pressure would be off with this group.  Maybe we would have a guard that could finish a layup.  We have to have the worst guards at making contested layups in the league.  I would hate to see AB's shooting percentage on contested layups.  We watch other teams guards penetrate on us and make shots every game.  Sure wish we could do that.



    LOL....yes, we do miss a lot of layups don't we.   But, I don't like any lineup where Bass has to play a lot of minutes.  I'd rather:

    Bradley, Lee, Paul, Jeff, and KG and sometimes Lee goes out and Randolph/Wilcox come in and Williams comes in for Bradley.  Leave Crawford on the bench, please.

     

     
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    Can you imagine Sully instead of Bass in this starting line up???WoW...

     
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    I would love to see one game with Williams, Jeff, Paul, Bass, and KG.  Williams is our best pt guard and the pressure would be off with this group.  Maybe we would have a guard that could finish a layup.  We have to have the worst guards at making contested layups in the league.  I would hate to see AB's shooting percentage on contested layups.  We watch other teams guards penetrate on us and make shots every game.  Sure wish we could do that.

     



    LOL....yes, we do miss a lot of layups don't we.   But, I don't like any lineup where Bass has to play a lot of minutes.  I'd rather:

     

    Bradley, Lee, Paul, Jeff, and KG and sometimes Lee goes out and Randolph/Wilcox come in and Williams comes in for Bradley.  Leave Crawford on the bench, please.

     



    well I could have said Randolph for Bass  Sealed

     
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    I would love to see one game with Williams, Jeff, Paul, Bass, and KG.  Williams is our best pt guard and the pressure would be off with this group.  Maybe we would have a guard that could finish a layup.  We have to have the worst guards at making contested layups in the league.  I would hate to see AB's shooting percentage on contested layups.  We watch other teams guards penetrate on us and make shots every game.  Sure wish we could do that.

     



    LOL....yes, we do miss a lot of layups don't we.   But, I don't like any lineup where Bass has to play a lot of minutes.  I'd rather:

     

    Bradley, Lee, Paul, Jeff, and KG and sometimes Lee goes out and Randolph/Wilcox come in and Williams comes in for Bradley.  Leave Crawford on the bench, please.

     

     



    well I could have said Randolph for Bass  Sealed

     

    Now you're talking!!


     
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    Re: Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

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    Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Jeff Green had "earned" a starting role with his inspired play lately and suggested that he'll heavily consider a first unit that could put Green alongside Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, and Kevin Garnett.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4703968/the-intriguing-piercegreen-combo

    I suggested this lineup months ago and was mocked by the brilliant posters here.

     


    Its about time. JG's D has been just as, if not more impressive than his offensive production. He is simply a freakish athlete for a BIG, and though he doesn't rebound like one would expect, he certainly does play strong D. What a great complement to AB and KG. We finally got REAL an injection of scoring OPTIONS with JG strating with this group. Not a game too soon......

     

     
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    Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Jeff Green had "earned" a starting role with his inspired play lately and suggested that he'll heavily consider a first unit that could put Green alongside Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, and Kevin Garnett.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4703968/the-intriguing-piercegreen-combo

    I suggested this lineup months ago and was mocked by the brilliant posters here.



    You suggested Green at the two not the three. 

     
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    Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Jeff Green had "earned" a starting role with his inspired play lately and suggested that he'll heavily consider a first unit that could put Green alongside Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, and Kevin Garnett.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4703968/the-intriguing-piercegreen-combo

    I suggested this lineup months ago and was mocked by the brilliant posters here.

     


    Its about time. JG's D has been just as, if not more impressive than his offensive production. He is simply a freakish athlete for a BIG, and though he doesn't rebound like one would expect, he certainly does play strong D. What a great complement to AB and KG. We finally got REAL an injection of scoring OPTIONS with JG strating with this group. Not a game too soon......

     



    We'll see. Almost everyone of Green's big scoring games has come with him at power forward, not small forward. I'm hopeful he can keep it up though. 

     
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    Re: Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

    In response to Kirk6's comment:

    Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Jeff Green had "earned" a starting role with his inspired play lately and suggested that he'll heavily consider a first unit that could put Green alongside Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, and Kevin Garnett.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4703968/the-intriguing-piercegreen-combo

    I suggested this lineup months ago and was mocked by the brilliant posters here.



    Key words "inspired play Lately"..he had to become more consistant, Kirk..

    The Green of 2 months ago is not the same player we see today...

     
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    Re: Green Moving to the Starting Lineup

    In response to Kirk6's comment:

     

    In response to jtkl's comment:

     

    In response to RallyC's comment:

     

    In response to Kirk6's comment:

     

    Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that Jeff Green had "earned" a starting role with his inspired play lately and suggested that he'll heavily consider a first unit that could put Green alongside Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, and Kevin Garnett.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4703968/the-intriguing-piercegreen-combo

    I suggested this lineup months ago and was mocked by the brilliant posters here.

     


    Its about time. JG's D has been just as, if not more impressive than his offensive production. He is simply a freakish athlete for a BIG, and though he doesn't rebound like one would expect, he certainly does play strong D. What a great complement to AB and KG. We finally got REAL an injection of scoring OPTIONS with JG strating with this group. Not a game too soon......

     

     



    We'll see. Almost everyone of Green's big scoring games has come with him at power forward, not small forward. I'm hopeful he can keep it up though. 

     

     




    Green can't defend the 4. I have posted the stats on this many times.

     

     



    You have posted old stats on this. He has defended there quite well this year.  Also that doesn't change the fact that every game he has dropped 25+ POINTS has been at the four. 

     

     

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