There is no doubt about the capabilities of Jeff Green, but there is major concern about his consistency. As a fan, I will admit that I have been extremely disappointed in his performance since he left the Oklahoma City Thunder. His second year in OKC he averaged just under 17 points and seven rebounds making us all believe that his third season would be his breakout year. Since then, he’s been so up and down, back and forth; I really don’t know what to say about him.
Last year he came off the bench serving as backup to Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce which may have been an albatross to his productivity. Previous to that year he underwent heart surgery which could have also been a factor in his efficiency. Enough! Enough! Enough! I am tired of making excuses for Jeff Green! You are 6-foot-9, can handle the ball, a good shooter, can get to the lane when wanted, jump out the gym and Brad Stevens asks you to score. I don’t understand, Uncle Jeff. I just don’t understand.
At the age of 27, its probably unlikely he’ll become a superstar, but if he can maintain some type of consistency, he can help the Celtics get to the playoffs and hopefully become a dangerous team in the future. In addition to that, he can also avoid being trade bait. He’s capable, he just has to show it more. He has shown so many flashes of greatness and we’ve all wondered if it could continue, but it hasn’t. I will go out on a limb and say he should be in the conversation with Paul George, but consistency hasn’t been his friend.
Jared Hughes is a Boston Celtics writer for rantsports.com. Follow him on twitter @CoolHughes, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.