Re: Josh Smith
posted at 7/7/2013 5:07 PM EDT
In response to TrogdorZing's comment:
In response to R9R's comment:
Why? Green is half the player Josh Smith is.... Green gets so overrated here it is embarrassing sometimes...
I'll concede that Smith has much better stats over 2012 season. But he is also has twice as many years in the NBA, wasn't coming off of a season ending injury, and essentially was their number one option.
Before Rondo went out, Jeff was arguably their #4 option on offense. By the time the playoffs came around, Jeff averaged 20ppg, 5rpg, 3apg. In the same post-season Josh did 17, 8, 4 ... still as "the man"
I think thats pretty freaking comparable. Josh gets more assists, Jeff shoots the ball better. Both will be "the man" next year for PPG, so this season will be a good measurement of who is the better player (still remember the NBA years difference)
First off, Al Horford was "the man" on the Hawks. Also, the Hawks played a MUCH better defensive team in the playoffs.
I think it is hilarious for all the criticism Josh Smith gets that Jeff Green doesn't get any of it himself. He is essentially a soft Josh Smith. Josh can bang, Jeff doesn't do well with any physical play.
Better outside shooter, maybe but like Josh, he shouldn't be shooting the 3 pointer as much as he does. (one 7 game series doesn't change my opinion based on his career)
Fellow Green teamers always overrate Celtic players while underrating other teams players. It gets nauseating sometimes...
There is a reason there was such high demand on Josh Smith, but I guess people can keep drinking the comcast sports Kool-Aid where every Celtics has potential to be a hall of famer and everyone on every other team is fatally flawed...
Josh Smith is career loser. Why any team that wants to create a winnng tradition would want him makes no sense at all. Smith can't shoot, can't rebound night after night, and doesn't defend night in night out. If Rondo comes out like the loser Smith is this season, than Rondo may join him in Detroit. You can then move on, because your Lakers are not going to be good for a very long time. You are pathetic.