Re: Jeff Green is a total bust
posted at 4/16/2011 10:28 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Jeff Green is a total bust
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jeff Green is a total bust : I can't agree with Acie, either. He has a right to his opinion, but every Celtic problem in his mind is due to Doc Rivers. So, we all know Acie has no respect for Doc. He has put it in every thread he's been on recently. I agree with MsLithium. Jeff played good D in college and picked up bad habits in OKC. OKC is well known for their TERRIBLE defense. Barkely harks on it all the time. That's why they needed Perk. Green, in the meantime, went from one of their big 3 to on the bench. We can't expect him to just step in here and be a starter after being replaced/losing his position on a team that is NOT as good as the Celts. And as for Ray, Acie - I agree Ray has played too many minutes, but its not as bad as it seems. Ray is in great shape and Wafer was NOT available all the time. In the beginning, he had the Green and Nate Robinson disease - he couldn't play Celtic Defense. Then, he was getting better and got hurt. Marquis was NEVEr capable of playing shooting guard. he was a black hole of a 3 player and while Pierce was capable of playing some 2, that didn't save him minutes. Ray and Pierce both didn't have good subs all year. That's Danny's issue and the injury bug, not Doc's issue. Step trying to blame EVERY problem on Doc. he's managed our injury situation as well as anyone could. last but most important - DON'T panic, guys. Doc and the veterans know what they are doing. They would love to have won more games but like everyone on this Board knows: 1. We need a center and he's been injured for something like 57 games!! and 2. our entire bench got injured and changed out so it took time to get them ready and we had NO practice time to do that and 3. These veterans are much more focused and energized during the playoffs, including Rondo. Have faith, fellow fans. Celts will make a great playoff run. Don't know if we will win it all, but we will make a great run for sure.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
I like your "keep the faith" attitude in your post CL4L, you make a lot of good points and keep it on the up & up.
Will be C's be alright after the trade? These playoffs will tell. Some fans here have been harping that Green should start. That's funny, because the entire team struggled down the stretch is that a reason to change the starting rotation?
It's a ridiculous notion which has put more focus on Green who really hasn't been able to fill his role off the bench. He is the 2nd guy off the bench behind Baby, and Doc & Danny expect Green to bring energy and instant offense when he comes in. Too often he looks tentative and lost and passive out there. No to mention his defensive laspses.
Green will be alright, someday, certainly, he has the offensive talent if he can learn to be aggressive, but he is not a starter on this team, this year, going into the playoffs.
But is he a total bust, no, but he has not lived up to our, Doc's or Danny's expectations either.