So, Green is doing what he has done his ENTIRE career but people are still saying his play is somehow strained by surgery? LOL Okay, if you say so! They fixed Green's heart, they didn't remove it, but most of the time he plays like the Cowardly Lion (has it in him but for some reason he can't use it at will)! When Jeff is aggressive everyone gives the ball to him and let's him do his thing... he has no problem not conceding to the Vets in those times so it's not that. Jeff just isn't built for stardom, he is a guy who can be your 3rd or 4th guy on a contender (don't expect him to carry your team in a tough situation).
Now also, let me see if I understand some of you correctly, you say Green is afraid to take shots from the vets or ruffle feathers... so you suggest you put him in WITH those vets to see him do what exactly? Continue to defer to them? I don't understand that...
Green was so bad last night that even when Doc had him out there with our less talented group against the Clips less talented group he was still as passive as ever! A time where he should be able to do anything he wants he does nothing! When I say bad, I don't actually mean he was garbage, I just mean bad as to what is expected of him... I just wish my expectations were lower, it's not all my fault that they are high though.
I know I get on Green when he DISAPPEARS but I actually like him, I just hate that we expect so much from him (we need it), but he just isn't THAT dude! Green has played well enough, if we didn't expect more or need it he wouldn't be an issue... I blame Danny and Doc for thinking he could be that dude. He wasn't even a guy to take over for PP during his best time in OKC, if you think he could then not only do you not know Jeff but you don't appreciate what PP does!
On his good nights no mention of surgery, his mediocre nights, "he JUST had heart surgery!"
No one is going to ever have all good nights and there have been people more inconsistent than Jeff but there should never be a time when a player just stands around looking dead out there... I would rather see Jeff miss 15 shots than stand around being useless, at least then I would know he is engaged in the action... even during Sully's worst games the guy is always out there at least making an effort.