I'm putting the blame on JEFF GREEN. He was supposed to be able to score 12-18 points a night and grab decent number of rebounds.Maybe he would, but not by standing around in the corner.
He just looks lost out there to me.
The Celtics are like a band all trying to play/learn their respective parts to may nice music . Practice is painfully making some of them better. I think JET and LEE and WILCOX and SULLY "GET IT" and will help the the big three., down the road anyway.
Green on the otherhand is not on same sheet of music , he looks as lost on both sides of the ball. I cringe when I see him in there. Well, I cringe too, when I see Bass come in when KG sits. BASS and WILCOX/DARKO need to enter the game at the same time. This is not rocket science, we would do this good coaching playing CITY LEAGUE.
Maybe its me, but anytime Green does something good, it is almost by accident.
As I've said, i think part of the problem is putting him at the 4. I know they rave about his quickness and that he can beat 4's up the floor, but to me he seems like a guy who wants to use his strength to penetrate, not some quick up post moves on a guy.
He also gets killed on defense the minute the other team goes "Fine, your quicker than our guy. we'll post you up to slow the game down."
When he has had those little stretches where he's looked good, it's been against 3's, who he can generally slash on and use his strength to get to the rim/line. He is also generally quick enough to stay with the SF on defense.
I dunno, it just seems when they play him at the 4, he doesn't want to post, so in the half court he ends up sitting in the corner waiting for an open 3 that never comes. When his matchup is a SF, he tends to iso him and try to get to the rim.