There are two camps when it comes to Jeff Green - the camp that sees him as a bad investment, and the camp that views him as a multifaceted player who can help the Celtics in many ways, and on many different levels. Personally, I’m tired of hearing all of the negativity and all of the mindless blogging that’s going on out there about Jeff Green – give the man a chance to get a full training camp under your belt before you rush to judgment. Don’t try to extrapolate on what his season averages might be and how significantly (or insignificantly) he might impact this team. All of that is simply a colossal waste of time, and something you choose to write about only because you simply don’t have anything to write about.
So do us all a favor and get off Jeff Green’s back.
Think about it: The same people who hate on Green now would be hating on Danny Ainge if the Celtics weren’t able to re-sign the free agent this summer. You know it’s true. And these same clowns would be screaming (and blogging) to high heaven, ranting about losing Kendrick Perkins to the OKC Thunder and then having nothing to show for it. And once the Celtics finally did re-sign Green, it was for too much – in their minds Ainge overspent to retain the services of a player who didn’t really wow the socks off of anyone during his abbreviated stint following the Perkins trade. Hell,they still argue (successfully) that Nenad Krstic seemed to fit better than Green did during that 26-game stretch.
Yeah, I get that. I get all of that. But it’s not fair to judge Green on that ill-fated run two seasons ago. What’s to say that he wasn’t fatigued from his heart ailment? Let’s see what we’ve got once he immerses himself in Doc’s training camp, and let’s see what he does once he has a well-defined role with this team. Dismiss all of that talk about Green being too tentative the first go ’round. Green knows who wanted him all along, and he knows that he’s going to get the full support of his teammates and the coaching staff.
So don’t worry, Mr. Green – you won’t have to worry about me being on your back.
I’ve got your back.