Seriously, give him some time to settle. You have already seen what he is capable of doing with his occasional flashes.
He was always the third man on the team and didn't have to contribute much since Durant and Westbrook always took the heavy load of the game.
Then he gets traded to Boston mid-season and plays in an entirely different offensive and defensive system.
Then he doesn't play for a year because of an injury.
Then he returns with the Celtics and is asked to perform at a high level, which is completely opposite of his role in OKC where his contribution was more of a bonus to team than anything else. It will take him time. It will take him time to turn from an extremely nice guy into something very competitive. It will take him time accept his role as a "major" player and perform accordingly. It will take him time to bring that consistency, something that didn't affect the game much during his stay with OKC.
Seriously, some of you guys are not only pathetic, you are beyond it.
Yes, we need him to do all that stuff NOW, not later, but he is a human, in case you forgot.
Now to those who say, "But he was outstanding during the pre-season, what about that?"...He was purposely put as the number 1 option on the floor by Doc Rivers for the majority of the games, hence he flourished. Now, we are asking him to be the fourth option, while performing as if he is the number 1 option.
You guys think its so easy to go through what he has and then play amazingly after it. Its not!
Almost every day, there is a new thread in which we propose that we will get someone else by trading Jeff Green away. Are you serious?
Trading him away creates two major problems:
1. Our bench literally gets destroyed. Jeff Green is the best player off the bench, whether you like it or not. Trading him away ruins the bench advantage we have.
2. If we trade Green away, then we majorly damage our reputation as a free agency destination. No one will want to come here. I mean seriously? You don't perform well despite the management knowing what you are capable of doing and you get traded? You tell the management that you really want to play there and only want to play there and they trade you away? Do you not realize how bad that will hurt our reputation?
Stop being so foolish. There are times when even Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant don't perform well. That doesn't mean that they are instantly put on the trading block.