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Jeff Green is under an intense microscope this season. With the departure of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, and with Rajon Rondo rehabbing from ACL surgery, Green has ascended to being the focal point of Boston’s offense, and while he didn’t ask for the target that comes with that crown, he said before the season that it’s a challenge he accepts with a chance to cement himself as an emerging star in this league.
But with half of Boston’s eight-game preseason slate complete, here’s the brutal truth: Green has not played anywhere near the level expected of him.
Maybe it’s a shooting slump or perhaps he’s still getting comfortable with a new-look roster, a first-year coach and new schemes on both ends of the floor. Coach Brad Stevens loaded up Green’s plate like he was on a trip to Old Country Buffet, but has since said