Re: what about this article? Jeff green part of D12 trade?? any thoughts??
posted at 7/31/2012 11:47 AM EDT
In Response to Re: what about this article? Jeff green part of D12 trade?? any thoughts??
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: what about this article? Jeff green part of D12 trade?? any thoughts?? : no i'm not, havent seen his stats when he was starting pf in OKC?? Green ave. during OKC 16.5ppg(2008-2009) 15.1ppg(2009-2010) 15.2ppg(2010-2011) *before he traded to boston despite of durant's 30ppg, harden's 12ppg ang westbrook's 21ppg He can score 20ppg if he starts, and can be a go to guy someday.
Posted by The BIG TICKET[/QUOTE]
Ummm... don't even get me started. WOW...
I absoluted murdered PuPirate on this topic last week. Check out 'Jeff Green is NOT a power forward' if you need a more in depth look at why he was a mediocre player at the 4. But here is all the proof you need that he is not in the class of Josh Smith.
Green was playing 37 mins his 2 big years ('08-'10) at PF, taking 13.5 shots at about 45%. That is nice for your SF, esp b/c he shot so many mid-range jumpers, but it is slightly below what you'd like from a PF.
Josh Smith in 3 less mins, taking the same # of shots per game '08-'12, was a 48% shooter. People knock him for falling in love with his jumper, but he is better than Green from the floor.
So when it comes to offense the guys are basically the same mid-range shooters and both can slash into the paint like SF's and play above the rim. Only Smith always seemed to do it with chip on shoulder authority and Green with hesitant 'I lack passion but ooze natural skill' passiveness.
Oh and Smith got 2.15 offensive reb's in 3 less mins to Green's 1.45. That is basically 3 extra possessions every 4 games.
So that is 50% of the game of basketball. Green's better on offense and Smith better on defense, but I just showed Smith is a better offensive player than Green despite that not being his best strength.
Let's move to defense, where Smith is a known freak and stud who can defend 3 positions. He was 2nd team all-defense one year. Five seasons in the top 3 in blocks (2.2 career) and was a top 10 player in steals (1.3 career) and defensive reb's (6.4 last 4 years) 1x each. All while being known to not 100% focus his talents at all times.
Green? Not a single statistical honor other than being 8th in mins played 1 year and making his all-rookie team. He let the average opposing SF have an INSANE all-star level 21.7 PER against him when they were lucky enough to get him on D. Whenever he sat down on the bench OKC scored more points per minute and had a greater +/- then when he was in the game. His 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 4.4 defensive rebounds, all in big mins, can't compare to Smith.
Smith is a guy who has a past history of defending LBJ, Melo, Deng and Durant VERY well.... Green is a guy we only hope can play them well when he transitions to mostly playing SF, and only in our wildest dreams would he be the defender Smith already is
Still want to say Green is 'better than JSmoove'?