I really, really don't get what is going on with people on here! He has one nice game and a thread is immediately up talking about how great he is. Did everybody else forget about the previous game? Or hell, the fact that he's averaging a career-low 7 points per game on the season?
He's still overrated, overpaid, and under-producing, and everybody else's eternal optimism regarding Green makes me feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
Its pretty easy to be a wet towel these days, especially when you're just watching the box scores.
Tonight and the second half of the game against the bucks he was a game changer off the bench. Besides, the dude has only gotten 20 minutes of time per game so far...what are you expecting? 20/10 games?
But hey, sorry for being optimistic about a 6'9" guy who runs like a gazelle, has a ridiculous vertical, and looked like a freight train when he drove to the hoop last night.
I love what I've seen from Green over the past few games.
That said, stat heads are going to point out that Jeff Green is putting up pretty much the same per-minute numbers that he's always put up.
.431 / .300 / .708 shooting
11.4 PER, .005 WS/48
Overall, not impressive statistically. But there's definitely more than meets the eye from the box score w/ Jeff Green. He just needs to play like he did last night more often.
The problem is actually the complete opposite of that... there's LESS than meets the eye when it comes to Jeff Green.
Jeff Green looks like he should be really, really good. He has a perfect basketball body and insane athleticism. His stroke looks smooth. He occasionally busts out beautiful moves. To the eye, this guy looks like he should be a max contract player.
The reality is that he isn't. He actually kinda sucks. Unfortunately many of the fans here (and Danny Ainge) have been lied to by their eyes and fail to see the true Jeff Green: average to below average for his entire career.
Anybody notice how much better OKC got when they stopped giving 36 minutes a game to Jeff freaking Green and started giving those minutes to guys like Serge Ibaka? It's really, really not a coincidence. He just put up another stinker against the Nets.
Reality check: Jeff Green is awful, his contract is awful, and he will never be the player people want him to be. On top of that, he's already 26! Ainge's trade of Perk was awful (he couldn't gotten a much better and much more needed big man from another team) but with JG's new contract he's just exacerbated the entire issue. What a mistake.