Re: I was wrong about Jeff Green
posted at 3/22/2011 11:14 PM EDT
In Response to Re: I was wrong about Jeff Green
[QUOTE]I like Jeff Green but to me he seems like a 3rd or 4th fiddle on a bona fide contender. Is he a guy you rebuild with? Possibly, but you'd need to have a lot of good talent around him.
Posted by CablesWyndBairn[/QUOTE]
He is clearly a SF save for a few match-up driven moments as a PF. That is fine b/c it can rest PP/Ray and is his natural position and we have KG/Baby... BUT... he has yet to show that he can be the 6th-7th man SF this team needs
We do not need the half the time awkward half the time looking good (as much as a feed him the ball blackhole off the bench 'good' can be) combo-forward Green has shown up as
we need a gritty pain in the @ss bothersome defender of long wings who will make sure that Deng and LeBron NEVER get a moments rest, in the 44 mins they play... b/c Green and a 'rested' (33-37 min PP) will be on them 100% of the time.
We need a guy who will go at worst 1-3 and at best 2-5 on 3 pt shots, making one of them a backbreaker. A guy who will have a clutch steal or block at a moment that will demorolize the foe. A guy who will run with Rondo/Dwest and get a vicious oop or smooth layup 1-2 per game that NEVER is botched...
A guy who is 80% at the line in 3-4 attempts a game
A guy who battles for 1-3 VERY tough boards over an Artest/Marion type in addition to the 2-4 he gets otherwise
Then after those 9-10 points per game I mentioned above, he gets 4-6 in the flow of them game, playing his game
All in all, we need a 24-26 minute, 14-15 point, 5-6 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1-2 block, 45/40/85 guy in the playoffs who plays meaningful and obnoxious D on elite SF's
As of March 22nd i have not seen that in him more than 2-3 games of his 11-12 here. It is what we need if we are to win a title.