His biggest problem is is footwork.
He jumps off the wrong foot on each side of the basket, he travels so much, and we are lucky he's not called from more travelling violations.
Luckily he's so athletic that he can contort his body mid air to make up for the awkward take off.
Ball handling and footwork drills are what he needs.
Thank You for saying this!
Jeff Green can never be Paul Pierce-like, because what makes Paul Pierce so special, is for a guy his size, and (non)athleticism, his foot work is phenomenal! (I'd say some of the best footwork over the last 20 years.)
Jeff Green has some of the worst footwork, I've seen since like Anthony Johnson! (old backup point guard for pacers and Nets). Jeff Green's raw athleticism, and large hands, bail him out all the time, from his horrible feet.
This is a large part of why, Jeff Green gets a number of charge fouls, and why he really can't turn the corner on hand-offs and pick-n-rolls.
I'm not sure if he can ever learn those herky-jerky, and hesitation moves of Paul Pierce, because those moves require great footwork and balance. In order to do those kinds of moves Jeff Green is going to have to totally reconstruct his body mechanics. It's pretty much too late for that.
Having said all that, I love what Jeff's done over the past 5 games, and I think he is going to start becoming more consistent, because his found a niche in the system, where he is comfortable.