I wouldn't say that Green is 'horrible'. But he is vastly overpaid at 9m per season, and he's not even a big man, ala Mark Blount. At least you have some rationale for overpaying a player like that. your right hes not the sixth best, he's the fourth and its not even close.
Green isn't even the 6th best player on the Celtics roster yet he's getting paid like a starter. The NBA has a salary cap of 58m this season. Jeff Green is taking up 15.5% of that cap. Making money like that comes with expectations. So far Green has failed to deliver on those expectations.
Do I want Jeff Green to play better? Of course I do, he's wearing Celtic Green. So far is it reasonable to expect any better? Not until he proves it. I just hope he plays well enough so he can be a trade chip down the road. The Celtics roster is in need of an upgrade. Jeff Green is not that upgrade thus far.
The problem with the original post is imo that headline with "horrible" in caps. You can expect pretty strong answers to that, because some people will consider it very opinionated. It is a harsh description of a player who has contributed to a couple of wins already this season.
Is Green overrated on these boards? He might be, but most of us just hope that he will be a consistant contributor for this team, he doesn't need to be a star and he isn't paid like one. Furthermore it is very early to judge a player who has been out for a year.
Jeff Green is making $8,375,000.00 this year. That makes him the seventy-first highest paid player in the NBA. Some notables making more than him this season include Andris Biedrins, Devin Harris, Rodney Stuckey, Jameer Nelson, Andrea Bargnani, Richard Jeffeson, Ben Gordon, and Corey Magette.
NBA players are paid a ton of money, even mediocre ones. Somehow, Celtics fans have decided to pick on Jeff Green's as representing this outrageous sum by league standards. The top paid players in the league make more than twice what Jeff Green is getting paid.
He's not being paid like a superstar. He's being paid like a role player, which is what he is. Sure, it would be nice if he played better, but that's the case for everyone. Anyway, personally, I'm not too worried about the size of his contract.