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Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2013, 08:49:15 AM »

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Itd be nice if Bass was just hitting the shots he always made last year. Would help us out tremendously even with his sad rebounding.

If Bass isnt hitting his shot he almost adds nothing out there

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2013, 09:05:51 AM »

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Start Wilcox at the 4, run the offense thru KG.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2013, 09:10:06 AM »

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Start Wilcox at the 4, run the offense thru KG.

Doc would never go for it, too much of a smart move for him this season for him to make it. Though at the moment with no other bigs in the roster, it's better for him to not start.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2013, 09:21:37 AM »

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Green is a bad NBA 4. He's a better 2 than he is a 4, if anything.

If he plays major minutes at the 4, the Cs are going to lose a lot of games.....


Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2013, 10:01:02 AM »

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Green is a bad NBA 4. He's a better 2 than he is a 4, if anything.

If he plays major minutes at the 4, the Cs are going to lose a lot of games.....

Not if he's playing alongside KG.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2013, 05:59:54 AM »

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I unno fellas... Finally got 39 minutes and a start and it looked pretty good to me.  :X

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2013, 06:29:17 AM »

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Now that we have someone like Terrence Williams back there, this team should strongly consider starting Jeff Green, whether it be at the 3, with Pierce at the 2, or at the 4 instead of Bass.

Not sure which is the best course of action at the moment.

I am strongly opposed to Pierce starting at the 2.
Available buyout candidates might dictate that a little.  With the amount of guard talent we have, it no longer makes sense to start Pierce at the 2.  It only ever made sense to me, because I thought we could combine some assets (including guards) to land a legit big.  But since that didn't happen... let our guards do what they can do. 

Still.. we're so weak at the bigs that I really would love to see Jeff get more minutes as a PF.  He's one of our best players... he should be playing 38 minutes a night.

WHOA there, 38 minutes? I was pushing for 30. 38 is too much, we signed Terrence so he could spread out minutes for the playoffs. Let's not overplay any guys.

I definitely think Doc owes Green some more chances though. He's a starter on all but 6 teams in the league, give him starter-minutes at least though!

He's been playing 31 minutes per game since Rondo went down.  That's starter level minutes.

Yep. I like that. 38 is Luol Deng level, no thanks!

Green might not start on a couple teams... but on Boston he's the 3rd best player.  Why shouldn't our 3rd best player get 38 minutes a night?

Boy oh boy do I enjoy when a plan comes together.  I merely wanted to see what it would look like if green started at PF and played 38 minutes...

And the very next game he gets to start at PF and play 38 minutes...

He responds with 31 points on 11-14 shooting... 7 boards, 4 assists, 5 blocks and 3 streals

*Drops microphone*

... But seriously, he should be starting over Bass.  Our 3rd best player should be a starter.  I rest my case

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2013, 07:32:17 AM »

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I hope Green starts at PF from here on out.  He's made huge strides in his ability to attack the rim the past month and a half and that should allow him to take advantage of PFs to the degree expected of him on paper.  The guy who struggled to beat Spencer Hawes off the dribble earlier in the season is gone.  I don't think it was just getting over the heart surgery because he wasn't that good attacking PFs off the dribble with Oklahoma either.  I don't know why he's been better;  he still goes right almost all the time but he's just been very effective.  I doubt he would've played as well against Scola and Markieff Morris earlier in the season.  The guy is ready to be a fantastic offensive mismatch.

Unlike when Carmelo and Lebron "play" PF, Green should actually be defended by PFs because of Pierce.  With Bass almost giving nothing and refusing to play within himself, Green should be starting.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2013, 07:54:09 AM »

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He needs to be starting at PF, SF, C, SG, lol...great game from him.



Looked like he had an edge to him last night.

Hey "Sspence"...your boy got 31. :)

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2013, 08:26:43 AM »

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He needs to be starting at PF, SF, C, SG, lol...great game from him.



Looked like he had an edge to him last night.

Hey "Sspence"...your boy got 31. :)

Love it. Wish we could play Phoenix every night. Nice to see Jeff respond to the start regardless.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2013, 08:30:29 AM »

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He needs to be starting at PF, SF, C, SG, lol...great game from him.



Looked like he had an edge to him last night.

Hey "Sspence"...your boy got 31. :)

Love it. Wish we could play Phoenix every night. Nice to see Jeff respond to the start regardless.

Agreed.

Nice to see him getting more and more into a groove as BOS starts their playoff push.

I'm really feeling good about this team...DEN and LA games aside, we've had a nice run the last few weeks, and Jeff has been a nice part of it.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2013, 08:33:34 AM »

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I like the 7 boards, 5 blocks, 4 assists more than anything else, TBH. Those show he was focused throughout the game... not just when he got the ball.

Doesn't mean I think the Cs should play Green a ton at PF, though. In spots, yes. Start him there? I don't like it.


Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2013, 08:35:50 AM »

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He needs to be starting at PF, SF, C, SG, lol...great game from him.



Looked like he had an edge to him last night.

Hey "Sspence"...your boy got 31. :)

Love it. Wish we could play Phoenix every night. Nice to see Jeff respond to the start regardless.

Agreed.

Nice to see him getting more and more into a groove as BOS starts their playoff push.

I'm really feeling good about this team...DEN and LA games aside, we've had a nice run the last few weeks, and Jeff has been a nice part of it.

That last block was great.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2013, 08:55:50 AM »

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i created a post suggesting the same thing a few weeks ago. so obviously i concur with the OP.

Its not a world beating change but its the best option we have.
green looked like the best player on the floor last night. By the fourth quarter he was dripping confidence. just loved the performance.

Re: Should we just start Green out of position at PF?
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2013, 08:56:19 AM »

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It will hurt our bench somewhat but a Green KG Bass frontcourt would be even better.  Bass who is a mediocre rebounder at the four would be decent at the three.  Move PP over to SG and see if KG and Green can protect the rim because guys are going to get around Bass and PP.

 

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