Tommy Heinsohn declares Jeff Green is a "superstar-type player now"

Jeff Green is having a nice season so far. Nice, but not anything earth-shattering.

Unless, of course, you talk to Tommy Heinsohn.

Whoa, there. Let's pump the brakes a little bit. This isn't the first time Tommy may have gotten a little ahead of himself and it likely won't be the last.

It is true that Green is having the best year of his career so far, but after looking at Green's career numbers, that isn't saying a whole lot. In 19 games this season, Green is averaging 19.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.7 apg. The points are nice and it's about time he started making more buckets. The guy has the ability to score from anywhere on the court. The rebounds are alright, but it would be nice if he snagged more, and the assists definitely need work. His player efficiency rating, or PER, is 16.7. To put that in perspective, the average NBA player has a PER of 15.0. So Green is a little above average right now. Still, it's shaping up to be a good year for Green.

Will he make the All-Star team? Not likely. Is Green a superstar? No way, no how. Everyone has different metrics for what defines a "superstar" for them, but I'm pretty sure getting destroyed in the fourth quarter game after game after game after game isn't on the plus side of the equation. That also isn't a very good indicator of Green morphing into a "go-to guy." Green just is what he is: an above average player who will destroy teams some nights and leave his own in the lurch other nights with his lack of production. It's time to just accept it, for better or worse.

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