His numbers for the year are now up to exactly his career averages (those are in parens), in per-36 terms:his numbers for this year are skewed because they are averaged out. He played like garbage the first half, and now hes playing great.
PPG 15.0 (14.9)
RPG 4.8 (5.8 )
APG 1.4 (1.7)
SPG 0.9 (1.0)
BPG 1.0 (0.7)
FG% .443 (.445)
3p% .340 (.337)
PER 12.7 (12.8 )
Pretty much right on the money.
Even if you look at his recent performance it's not much better than his typical one.
I'm not arguing that he looks much more effective out there...but you don't really see it in these numbers, except that he's gotten back to where he really should have been all along.
I'd like to see how his +/- numbers have evolved over the year.
So right now he is actually playing above his career average.
I do not think it is fair to compare Jeff Green's current career with the C's to his past career with the Thunder. Green, in Boston, is in a much different role and he is playing under a different coach, with different types of players.
I feel like Jeff Green has moved further along on the defensive side of the ball compared to the offensive side.
Jeff Green's back to the basket game is still very shaky and usually leads to either a missed hook shot or a turnover. I think he has much more success facing up down on the box and making a drive (and again only a right handed drive). So Jeff's offensive game is limited outside of transition opportunities.
I feel like Green has a lot of room for improvement on the offensive end and that is saying something considering the dude is shooting around 50% (49.4% & 39% threes) for the 2013 calendar year.
Was Jeff Green known for his defense at all in OKC. Were any Thunder player known for their defense outside of Ibaka and maybe Nick Collison?
I feel Jeff's current play, being able to match his career production is a true credit to him and a test of his physical and mental attributes.
I know a lot of people like to focus on rebounding, but let's face it, the Celtics are not a good rebounding team, and we have never been an elite rebounding team for 10 years and more. I do not know if it is by design or what have you, but we are just not that good at generating high rebounding totals.
That being said, Jeff Green's season high is 9 boards and he actually had 15 boards during his first stint with the C's, nearly 2 years ago. In no way am I saying Jeff Green is a great rebounder, nor even a good rebounder. All I am saying is he is capable to get boards if he applies his physical attributes towards that goal. Prior to this season with the C's, I believe Green (9.3%) has had a higher career rebounding % than Rudy Gay (9.4%) and Danny Granger (8.8%), just to name a couple other youngster wing players.
Keep the train rolling Jeff because Pierce has been playing with a pinch nerve for a while now....a few years, that's a chronic issue like Perk's separated shoulders.