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I have been as cautious about giving Jeff Green any kudos to this point as anyone, because I've watched his play in the past very closely. He's one of those guys who has an immense amount of talent and ability, but who has never matched that with a similar level of hard work, effort, or heart. He's had flashes of brilliance in the past, but the lack of consistency in his game has been counter-productive to his bid to become a true big-time player in this league.
It was his for the taking, but for whatever reasons, (lack of confidence, injury issues, his role off the bench, chemistry concerns), it has eluded him for the most part. He has tentatively but continuously been growing by leaps-and-bounds since he came to Boston, however, on the court and off, and his confidence has grown along with his more defined role within the rotations.
This is clearly a beneficial place for him to be, and the combined efforts of Doc and the training staff, along with the mentoring by Paul, KG and Jet, has helped him to emerge as a true force in this league. Time will tell just how far he'll go, (health and injury issues are always a factor, the team will be undergoing changes in it's lineup, the vets will be retiring, etc.), but I think it's safe to say that he's found a true home in Beantown and, more importantly, found his game.
I've been watching this guy very cautiously ever since he came to Boston, and I've been reluctant to say anything too positive in his direction, for the mere sake of his past inconsistent performances, but while he arguably has a long way to go to become an elite player in the NBA, I think it's finally safe to say that ...
... Jeff Green has arrived.
Our future is looking better all the time, folks, and I don't think there's many worries about going through those "lean years" again anytime soon. Between Avery Bradley, Jared Sullinger, and Jeff Green, (oh, and that guy Rondo), the future looks very bright indeed.
Has Jeff Green finally "arrived", or is he still just a role player?
Yes, Jeff is a legitimate force in the NBA. (242 votes)
No, he's improving, but he still has a long way to go to prove himself. (167 votes)
He will never be a true star in this league. (16 votes)
Jeff Green will soon be a super star in the NBA. (102 votes)
527 total votes