Re: J.Green - Worthy or McKey?
posted at 9/12/2012 1:44 AM EDT
In response to dfurypos' comment:
In response to prakash's comment:
In response to Fiercest34's comment:
This is the year Jeff Green will give us an idea if he's a bust, just a role player, or a budding star.
I think the best case scenario is JG ends up like James Worthy, a quick 6-9 forward who can shoot from almost anywhere, post-up smaller defenders, and a great finisher on the fastbreak.
My worst case scenario is JG ends up like Derrick McKey. McKey was not a bad player, he just didn't reach his full potential. In the end McKey was a very good role player.
The key to JG's success is to be able to play the SF position full-time. If JG can't turn himself into a SF then he'll surely end up just like Derrick McKey.
I don't think that Jeff Green will ever be James Worthy. James had a special dimension to him. He was a very determined and quality scorer. He was somebody who could command a double team. However, his defense was something that needed to be masked.
Jeff Green just does not have that kind of scoring instincts. However, if he develops just a little more aggressiveness, Rondo will do a great job of making him an effective scorer. Where JG has excellent possibilities is at the defensive end. He has more potential there if he can find it.
Doc managed to get Brandon Bass to find his place. He managed to get Stiemsma to find his place. He has a lot more material in Jeff Green. The chemicals are there. If the reaction works, it will create something special.
Ahhh you better go check the numbers because when your boy Green was on the court the Celtics defense got a lot worse! You want to challenge me?
Oh, you are looking for a challenge? Then lets us polish up our scabbards and meet in front of Faneuil Hall at high noon tomorrow. Of course, I am not sure if you know how to get there.
I don't challenge low life Lakers fans. I have sympathy for them. They are entitled to all the little pathetic pleasures that they can get. They look at numbers and don't understand the significance of connective tissue, skeletal integrity and decision making comfort on sports performance.
I, on the other hand, prefer to look at the game and not just numbers. That can be hard for some and I will grant you that.