Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 2/23/13
Jeff Green has been considered sort of a poison pill since Danny shockingly traded Kendrick Perkins for him. That move seemingly ripped the heart out of the team and ultimately sent the them into a tailspin.  To make matters worse "Uncle Jeff's" heart ailment resulted in him sitting out all of the 2012 season. The following season saw Danny Ainge give him a 36 million dollar contract had pundits and Celtics Nation scratching their heads.  After all, he had not proven that he had recovered and his uneven play after the infamous trade gave many reason for pause. During the preseason, Green showed glimpses of what he could be, but no one wanted to put stock in what were essentially glorified pick-up games.  Green's uneven play during the first-half of the season saw everyone clamoring to get rid of him. His small sample size of playing time showed that the more time he got on the court the more productive he was becoming.  Yet, Doc stubbornly clung to keeping aging veteran, Paul Pierc...
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