Found November 09, 2012 on Celtics Town:
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 in 22 minutes a game and his defense has been so bad that Doc rivers pulled him from the game after he blew one too many defensive rotations, later openly expressing his disappointment when asked about Green the following day. So what is up with Jeff Green?At a bare minimum this season, Green was expected to backup Paul Pierce at the three spot. Since Green apparently still doesn’t grasp the Celtics’ defense (he wouldn’t be the first and he certainly won’t be the last) he’s going to have to make up for his mistakes with natural ability. Unfortunately for Green his lateral quickness is less than desirable. The followin
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