Re: Jeff Green is a total bust
posted at 4/16/2011 7:16 PM 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]
1. does doc command respect? do you ever listen to the vapid rah rah bull that is the sum total of what doc says in every huddle. they should rip the wire off of him already. in 3 years of celts relevance he's repeated himself 489 times. how can i respect a coach that doesn't make shooting competence a condition of his point guard getting big minutes?
2. daniels could cover 2 and 3, and wafer after that. yet ray still played career-high-in-green minutes. there is NO excuse for that. the fruit of this stupidity has been the huge rayslump that has been the ENTIRE LAST MONTH of play- how can you sit there and pretend everything is fine.
what about EVERY SINGLE PLAYOFF season- ray goes dead. flat liner. has a hot game and then disapepars for 10 or 12 games. he's doing that SOONER THAN EVER now and this year we had more help than ever to keep his minutes down.
but doc wouldn't have any of it. now ray HAS to play huge minutes and he's already had a huge slump earlier than ever. you don't think another one is coming? i fear that one is, although i hope one is not.
same thing with pierce. daniels could cover the 3 and now green can cover spot mins at the 3 too but rarely does pierce play less than 38 mins a night. part of being a coach is adjusting to player's decline and most of all trying to prevent it from coming to the forefront.
the ONLY player doc passes this test with is KG. that's it. he's 1 for 3. that's an F for a grade.