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Jeff Green Can Play, Just Ask Him

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Jeff Green in the US Fleet Tracking Basketball Invitational charity basketball game
Jeff Green in the US Fleet Tracking Basketball Invitational charity basketball game

Jeff Green is a bit of a lightning rod with Celtics fans. He's at once a sign of changing times, unfulfilled potential, and of course a harsh reminder of how poorly things went last season - in particular after "the trade." But if he comes back to play for the Celtics, he wants to make believers out of all of you.

Jeff Green plans to remain with Green - BostonHerald.com

There is more to Jeff Green than met the eyes of Celtics fans in the last few months of the 2010-11 season. "Yeah, man, you know a lot of people don’t know what I can really do," he said. "In Oklahoma, I was kind of overshadowed by Kevin (Durant) and the way Russell (Westbrook) picked up, but, excuse my language, I can really (expletive) play. I can really play this game, man." That belief was supported by discussions he had following the season. "I had some good meetings with (coach) Doc (Rivers) before the lockout, and I’ve been talking to P (Paul Pierce [stats]) and Ray (Allen)," Green said. "Next year they’re really going to allow me to play, and I think that’s what I need. I need to go out there and just play. Sometimes I think too much, but I just need to go out there and play the game. I’ve got great confidence in myself, but things were a little difficult last year."

So, do you believe in him? Do you think he can be a good or even great player for us?