Tell me this doesn't have the potential to make Jeff Green one of the better post-up players in the league.
I've been disappointed by Green's results in the post. When he first came over from OKC, it seemed like he had some decent ability to score down low. However, his results there have sucked. 27.5% shooting? Come on.
'Not sure where you are getting the 27.5% number. I guess it corresponds to his shooting from 'in close'?
Check out Jeff Green's offensive stats at mysynergysports.com. Under post-ups, he's at 27.5%.
Blame our spacing, not Green!
Of course. None of Green's failures are ever his fault.
I don't care how bad the spacing is: 27.5% is completely unacceptable.
That seems a bit unnecessarily dismissive, Roy.
I don't necessarily buy into the idea that Green is going to be a 'top 5' SF in 2 years ... I don't make predictions.
But there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Green's performance has fluctuated wildly depending on the role he's been put in and how he is utilized.
Also, there IS a pretty dramatic problem with our team's offensive spacing, shot distribution and resulting overall efficiency.
The numbers I posted show a pretty dramatic swing when you just shift out just the point guard in his main lineup, keeping the foursome of Lee+Green+Sully+KG otherwise stable. With RR or JT, it is an awesome lineup. With LB, it is mediocre. There is the skitzophrenia that people complain about with Green. Is that his 'fault'?
I'd rather not waste time worrying about failings and faults. All I know is that in order for the Celtics to have success, we want our players deployed in ways that lead to success. Clearly, whether its a failing in him or not, Green has a lot more success in some situations / roles / lineups than others. Hopefully Doc will try to deploy him more in successful lineups more often and we'll all be happy.