I was wrong about Jeff Green

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    I agree with the above both and $5.9MM is a steal.  I think Danny knows what OKC offered and Green rejected and I think we will do ok.  I think a lot of it has to do with what we do with Baby and how we see the frontcourt in the future.  I have always thought that Baby could only be your starting power forward or center with a tall athletic four or three or a Dwight Howard type at center, but now with Green, I think his size at the three and Baby at the four may work out.  If we were able to sign those two guys to reasonable contracts, we could make a serious move for Dwight Howard in 2012.  Regardless, I think Baby and Green would make a soild front court for year to come.  I could not see us not signing Baby and Green going into next year.  I say both Baby and Green are worth about $8-9MM over four years.    
    Posted by ShepherdCall

    very good point, something I've been thinking for a while. we've been stuck with undersized small forwards like daniels, or shooting guards masquerading as small forwards (wafer), for so long that I've forgotten what it's like to have a three with some real length. even pierce is only 6'6, though he plays taller.

    green is a full 6-9 with a huge wingspan. his game complements baby perfectly, as they cover for each other's weaknesses. I think we should lock them both up long-term

     
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    In this case I'm ignoring metrics and judging by what my eyes tell me.  Green has talent, he can shoot and has some nice moves.  He seems to be an ok defender and he is not an accomplished rebounder.  A chiseled 6'9" guy who is that athletic almost has to average 4-5 rebounds by default. 

    I realize that he isn't being asked to be a rebounder and defensive stopper.  It seems to me his best attributes are his scoring and running the floor with his mobility, while this team could certainly use a dose of rebounding and defensive tenacity.  He is a nice player, but I stick to my opinion that he is a contributor on a legit playoff contender and if he's a top 2-3 core player you're just not that good of a team. 

    Just my opinion after watching him play for a little bit. 
     
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    I think that if Green is part of rebuilding plan it'd better be at reasonable dollars because they will need to use those expiring contracts to get guys that are franchise cornerstones.  I think we definitely agree that on a team with this much veteran talent he is a nice player to have.  Where Ainge goes from here, I don't know.  Perhaps Green fills the short term need for a SF/PF type that this team has been lacking.  We got that at the expense of Perk's toughness, which some people say was overrated.  Once the big three are out of here, I hope the C's aren't saddled with an overpriced Jeff Green.  Jeff Green at reasonable dollars?  Great.  Otherwise, no thanks.   
     
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    In Response to Re: I was wrong about Jeff Green : very good point, something I've been thinking for a while. we've been stuck with undersized small forwards like daniels, or shooting guards masquerading as small forwards (wafer), for so long that I've forgotten what it's like to have a three with some real length. even pierce is only 6'6, though he plays taller. green is a full 6-9 with a huge wingspan. his game complements baby perfectly, as they cover for each other's weaknesses. I think we should lock them both up long-term
    Posted by teh-n00b


    I like both Green and Davis.  I hope there is money to have both of them back PLUS dollars to add significant talent via FA so there is no long term rebuilding process.  Once the Allen, Garnett and Pierce contracts are off the books, if this team is relying on Green and BBD, I'll quote Scooby Doo and say "rut ro", because that isn't gonna get it done.  They are both pieces of the puzzle but they aren't franchise-type guys. 
     
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