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Jeff's not gonna ever show you intensity, even though he may have it, if you know what I'm saying. He's a poker-face player. You're just not going to get that out of him. What you want to get out of him is great play. And he has to play better, there's no doubt about that.
This coming after Doc was yelling at Green during practice and explained to reporters:
“I don’t actually think I’m hard on him. I think I’m fair on him,” Rivers said. “I think he’s hard on me. So, we’re going to demand out of him this year to be great because I think he has the ability to be great.”
If you ask me, the Celtics are trying to get Green to live up to his contract and that's simply not possible.
You can say it's only four games into the year. Honestly though, we've seen nothing different from his much maligned latter half of the 2011 season.
Green hasn't played with confidence on offense, he doesn't seem like he grasps the defense and he lacks t...
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After four games it’s fair to say that it’s time to stop making excuses for Jeff Green and start getting concerned. Following a preseason that featured a lot of this and got Celtics fans fairly excited, Jeff “comeback player of the year” Green has come crashing (brutally) back to earth. Through four games this season Jeff Green is averaging eight points and two rebounds...
BOSTON — Doc Rivers has been there. He has been dismissed as the head coach of an NBA team less than a month into the season, and he can tell from experience that it is not very fun.
When Mike Brown was fired by the Lakers on Friday, a whole five games into the season, Rivers immediately came to mind. Rivers was only four years removed from winning the NBA’s Coach of the Year...
Imagine how you would feel if you returned to your locker room after (another) bad game, already pissed off, only to have a sea of reporters (most of whom will be writing bad things about you) shoving microphones into your face and asking to discuss how and why you’ve been not very good this year.The answer for Jeff Green is easy: Play better. But when he doesn’t play so well...
It’s a dilemma but he’s going to be a good player for us this year and sooner than later I’m hoping. Right now he’s [Jeff Green] completely frustrated, you can see it in his play. That’s on all of us, not just Jeff. Doc Rivers …on Jeff Green & Friday night’s loss This video is credited to CLNS [...]
After losing to the 76ers 106-100, Doc Rivers spoke about how the Celtics must figure out a way to play without Kevin Garnett, the importance of Chris Wilcox and what he thinks about starting line-ups.
Jeff Green: "Greatness takes time."
Videos courtesy of Celtics Hub.
Editor’s Note: Guest writer Eddy Delsignore is back with a terrific piece about Jeff Green and how he fits into the Celtics. Delsignore uses some inside information and strong insight to really evaluate who Green is on the basketball court and whether or not our expectations for him are too high.
Let’s go back to around February 25, 2011. One of the most controversial trades...
Doc Rivers running Celtics practice the other day
Today is the fourth game of the season for the Boston Celtics. It was a highly anticipated as the green added pieces to increase their skill and depth just one year removed from being one game away from the NBA Finals. Four games in and things have been “eh”for the Boston Celtics. On opening night in South Beach, the Celtics were...
BOSTON — The last nine months were interesting for JaJuan Johnson, to say the least. From first-round pick by the Celtics to bench jockey to trade chip and, most recently, top pick in the NBADL draft, the 23-year-old Purdue product has so far not panned out as it was hoped when Boston took him with the 27th pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Before Johnson plays a single game with his...
Jared Sullinger starts again for the Celtics as they face the Wiards for the second straight game. Doc Rivers was asked before the game why Sullinger was starting again, which he met with a simple answer. “We’re playing the same team!” Rivers joked. “I do like Jared in the lineup. I just think he just [...]
There’s been lots of chatter (too much actually) on the early season struggles of Jeff Green. While it’s far too early to make any significant judgments, especially with such small sample sizes, it’s always good to at least take a look into certain patterns or issues. Green is not the only new(ish) member of the Celtics that has been off to a slow start. Jason Terry had...
All of the Boston Celtics' pieces are present. For coach Doc Rivers, it's just a matter of fitting them together.
In a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference semifinals, the revamped Celtics will try to again fine-tune their chemistry on Friday as they host the Philadelphia 76ers, a team relying on stingy defense without its marquee addition.
After starting the...
First of many, Let's do this.
Hey everyone, I know everybody has seen the popular "5 on 5" series on the ESPN website or "3 on 3" on the ESPN Boston website. Well this year, we are going to have our own, the CelticsLife 5-on-5.
The Boston Celtics are currently 1-2 and there has been cause for concern. I think the media is blowing things out of proportion...
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