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Offline sinbad

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Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« on: February 15, 2013, 04:13:24 AM »
Count me as one who thought that Green got way too much money in his deal. What was once an untradeable contract, now seems to have value. Shockingly, I thought he defended LeBron (and Carmelo) about as well as anyone has this season. At 6-9, he's taller than LeBron and actually bothers his jump shot. He's an asset against Miami when they go small. He's a very good one on one defender but still struggles with rotations though. Like every player who comes through Boston, Green seems to be getting better and better on defense. Now if he can work on his jumpshot, I think he may actually become a bargain. He's also a likeable player that you can't help but root for considering what he's been through.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 06:01:35 AM »
One thing, that I have noticed, is that Green seems to be the best player we have for anchoring the defense, when KG sits. I think that he has picked up a lot from Garnett. Not saying that he is DPOY, but compared to Wilcox, Bass, Collins (and Sullinger), he just seem to "get it" on another level.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 06:03:15 AM »
Not yet. But he's slowly (for the season) and quickly (for the past 9 games) getting there.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 06:10:00 AM »
One thing, that I have noticed, is that Green seems to be the best player we have for anchoring the defense, when KG sits. I think that he has picked up a lot from Garnett. Not saying that he is DPOY, but compared to Wilcox, Bass, Collins (and Sullinger), he just seem to "get it" on another level.
I do see him down low signaling guys to where they should be. He will challenge you at the rim as well as seen with a lot of nice blocks. Love the way he's playing right now looks like he's building up a lot of confidence.


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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 06:20:00 AM »
Yes.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 07:31:57 AM »
I too think he is playing better and I too like his shot blocking which has been surprising.   He still lacks some agression on offense.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 07:48:09 AM »


Showing flashes though. There's him basically overwhelming Luol Deng (99% sure?) with his size and strength.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 08:03:48 AM »
One thing, that I have noticed, is that Green seems to be the best player we have for anchoring the defense, when KG sits. I think that he has picked up a lot from Garnett. Not saying that he is DPOY, but compared to Wilcox, Bass, Collins (and Sullinger), he just seem to "get it" on another level.

Well put.

You can see what he has picked up from KG in how hard he plays on pick and rolls and how he challenges shots.  His defense has become pretty great now from okay before.  This is a huge addition to his game.

On offense, he is practically our only player who consistently has been attacking the rim.

I love his play over this stretch.  Just making smart plays.


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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 08:06:30 AM »
I've always been happy with the Green deal and thought, and still think, that it is a fair deal. He is currently playing like we expected him to play when we signed him to the deal. I am very surprised at how well he hits the corner three most of the time and his defense has to be the most shocking thing for me. He has been able to play great one on one D while making his presence know with the shot blocking.

His post up game could still use some work and he only goes right. But since he is so strong and athletic he can afford to go right and make it work.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 08:19:57 AM »
New article by Jackie about Jeff

http://espn.go.com/boston/nba/story/_/id/8949730/jeff-green-flourishing-boston-celtics-harness-energy

We've heard it again and again, but reading it, just crazy what he has come back from.  I like the quotes in here from him, about how he likes playing with Pierce vs just replacing him via a sub.  Really good stuff.


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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 08:58:12 AM »
I think the wide open running game allows him to utilize his athletic skills better than the half court game.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 09:05:06 AM »
Jeff Green's hustle shot blocks are awesome, but he's not anchoring our defense in any way even when he is playing PF nominally.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 09:08:22 AM »
what's crazy is I think he'll be even better next year.
i'd be happy wit him learning the post more (how to go left) and finishing better at the rim.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 09:09:53 AM »
New article by Jackie about Jeff

http://espn.go.com/boston/nba/story/_/id/8949730/jeff-green-flourishing-boston-celtics-harness-energy

We've heard it again and again, but reading it, just crazy what he has come back from.  I like the quotes in here from him, about how he likes playing with Pierce vs just replacing him via a sub.  Really good stuff.
Also, note the part where he's been told it will be 2 years before he fully recovers from the surgery.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 09:21:54 AM »
He's getting there.

He's starting to look like the Jeff Green we saw in OKC. 9 gamed is still a small sample but if he continues this performance, he's closing in on being a 9 mil player.

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