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So far this is dunk is about all we've seen from Green.
The Celtics have lost two in a row.  They're in danger of falling below .500.  This evening will be the first time Jeff Green has ever played against his former team.  If all of those things don't set him up perfectly to have his best game of the year, than I don't know what does.

So far his season highs are 27 minutes, 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals (each on separate occasions).  I say he breaks or ties all of those marks tonight.

Green can play.  There's a reason Boston took him #5 in the 2007 draft.  There's a reason they were able to trade him for Ray Allen.  In 2008-'09 He was second on the Thunder in points (16.5), rebounds (6.7), and minutes (36.8).  He shot 39% from downtown.  He was arguably the next best player on the team after Kevin Durant.

Admittedly, OKC was terrible that year (23-59).  But the following season they went 50-32, and Green averaged 15 and 6 while still playing 37 minutes a night as the #3 option on the team (behind Durant and Russell Westbrook).  I'm sick of waiting to see that guy here in Boston, especially after teasing us with a great preseason.  There's no better time for him to bust out than tonight against his old buddies.  Feel free to use the comment section to tell me exactly how delusionally optimistic I'm being.

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Mark Vandeusen 11/23/2012 06:04:00 PM Edit
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