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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 09:25:52 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.

Yeah pretty crazy.  Also says he will have days where he is just exhausted or days where he has inexplicable pains.

I've mentioned my father had the same surgery, at a much older age of course, but had to deal with these exact things.  It takes a lot of time.


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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 09:37:25 AM »
I'd hate to see him go, but I feel like if Danny is going to make some kind of splashy trade before the deadline, it will almost surely have to involve Jeff Green.  He's looking like our biggest asset outside of Pierce, Garnett, and Rondo right now (and I don't think those guys are going anywhere).
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 09:44:52 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.

Yeah pretty crazy.  Also says he will have days where he is just exhausted or days where he has inexplicable pains.

I've mentioned my father had the same surgery, at a much older age of course, but had to deal with these exact things.  It takes a lot of time.

Makes you wonder what was going on with Green a couple of games ago when he was in the 3rd/4th quarter holding his chest for a while as if in pain on the bench.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 10:31:39 AM »
I really love what Jeff has been doing lately. I would love to see him start next year. It looks like he's really close to putting the pieces together to be an impact night in and night out. If its true about his recovery issues, then that explains alot. Either way I think if he keeps playing well that he is a keeper.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 10:34:03 AM »
Jeff Green is starting to up his trade value.  I would do a Green(and parts) for Josh Smith trade in a nanosecond.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 10:49:00 AM »
Jeff Green is starting to up his trade value.  I would do a Green(and parts) for Josh Smith trade in a nanosecond.
We have no parts. Last time I checked, our roster consisted of 9 healthy players and Fab Melo.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 10:58:41 AM »
Jeff Green is starting to up his trade value.  I would do a Green(and parts) for Josh Smith trade in a nanosecond.
We have no parts. Last time I checked, our roster consisted of 9 healthy players and Fab Melo.

  If you trade Green for Smith you'd have to assume that we'd probably re-sign Smith this summer, meaning it's a trade for the long term and not just this year, meaning that we'd be looking to start Rondo/Pierce/Smith/KG/sg. In that case players like Lee and Terry (or possibly Bradley) would be "parts".

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2013, 11:04:39 AM »
One word


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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2013, 11:06:55 AM »
Jeff Green is starting to up his trade value.  I would do a Green(and parts) for Josh Smith trade in a nanosecond.
We have no parts. Last time I checked, our roster consisted of 9 healthy players and Fab Melo.

  If you trade Green for Smith you'd have to assume that we'd probably re-sign Smith this summer, meaning it's a trade for the long term and not just this year, meaning that we'd be looking to start Rondo/Pierce/Smith/KG/sg. In that case players like Lee and Terry (or possibly Bradley) would be "parts".

My preference would be Green and Bass.  The problem is finding (likely a 3rd) team to take Bass.  Lee or Terry would work also, but I'd be real hesitant to do that.

I'm not sure a lineup of Bradley/Lee or Terry/Pierce/Smith/KG could do much this year without any bench to speak of.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2013, 11:32:30 AM »
Jeff Green is starting to up his trade value.  I would do a Green(and parts) for Josh Smith trade in a nanosecond.
We have no parts. Last time I checked, our roster consisted of 9 healthy players and Fab Melo.

  If you trade Green for Smith you'd have to assume that we'd probably re-sign Smith this summer, meaning it's a trade for the long term and not just this year, meaning that we'd be looking to start Rondo/Pierce/Smith/KG/sg. In that case players like Lee and Terry (or possibly Bradley) would be "parts".
When I say we have "no parts" I quite literally mean that we can't dispense of any warm bodies because we can't really sign replacements. It's not a figurative statement about having parts with actual trade value.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2013, 11:41:56 AM »
Yup.

And if he keeps going like this for 8-9 mill a year it will arguably be a bargain contract.

I'm not moving him before the trade deadline.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2013, 12:02:05 PM »
Pretty humorous how every thread turns into one about Josh Smith.

How has Josh Smith ever earned his paycheck? Immature. Lazy. Dim. Thug. No thanks.

I seriously doubt either team would be all that interested in swapping the two players...


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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2013, 12:04:13 PM »
Jeff Green is starting to up his trade value.  I would do a Green(and parts) for Josh Smith trade in a nanosecond.
We have no parts. Last time I checked, our roster consisted of 9 healthy players and Fab Melo.

  If you trade Green for Smith you'd have to assume that we'd probably re-sign Smith this summer, meaning it's a trade for the long term and not just this year, meaning that we'd be looking to start Rondo/Pierce/Smith/KG/sg. In that case players like Lee and Terry (or possibly Bradley) would be "parts".
When I say we have "no parts" I quite literally mean that we can't dispense of any warm bodies because we can't really sign replacements. It's not a figurative statement about having parts with actual trade value.

  It would depend on the trade, wouldn't it? If we sent out more salary than we took in we could probably sign more players. Vet min players, but players nonetheless.

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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2013, 12:09:53 PM »
Jeff Green is starting to up his trade value.  I would do a Green(and parts) for Josh Smith trade in a nanosecond.
We have no parts. Last time I checked, our roster consisted of 9 healthy players and Fab Melo.

  If you trade Green for Smith you'd have to assume that we'd probably re-sign Smith this summer, meaning it's a trade for the long term and not just this year, meaning that we'd be looking to start Rondo/Pierce/Smith/KG/sg. In that case players like Lee and Terry (or possibly Bradley) would be "parts".
When I say we have "no parts" I quite literally mean that we can't dispense of any warm bodies because we can't really sign replacements. It's not a figurative statement about having parts with actual trade value.

  It would depend on the trade, wouldn't it? If we sent out more salary than we took in we could probably sign more players. Vet min players, but players nonetheless.
Only theoretically possible if you trade Green + Bass. Otherwise, you're pretty much tacking on an extra player for each minimum salary slot you'd like to open, which is just a lateral move.
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Re: Is Green starting to earn his paycheck?
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2013, 12:33:00 PM »
Green has an efficiency rating of 15.43 for our 7 games in February:-))

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So, I would say yes.

 

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