There are folks here who still think GERALD Green has potential mostly because he's not currently a Celtic and because we didn't sign him to a bad contract . Give Jeff some credit -- he has proven himself a decent NBA player already.
My wish is that he (and we) forget about the contract. He is getting paid regardless of mpg, ppg, rpg, etc. What I want him to do is to use Avery Bradley as a model. Avery's approach is electric. He is dedicated to giving 100% every time he is on the court, and his philosophy is right on target: You will have off-games offensively but you do not EVER have to have an off-game defensively.
If JG can focus on defensive effort and rebounds, his approach to the game will be different -- and I suspect less stressful. His game will be more under his control and his offense will happen when it happens. And this is the team that he can do that on. Can't if he's on the Suns or the Raptors.
Green can reach his potential not through his offense but through his defense and aggresiveness on the boards. He does seem a bit more active defensively now than earlier in the year -- but my thinking is that defense and boards should be his focus (boards as in 'strive for 5').