Gerald Green is pumped to be in Celtic green again. After signing with Boston as a free agent in July, the former first-round pick is back where his NBA voyage began over ten years ago. Green discussed many topics during media day, but every answer drew to a common theme: Winning.
First and foremost, I've got to talk about the fresh new hairdo. For someone who has gained a great deal of maturity and perspective since we have last seen, this is quite a bold move. I guess Green was thinking "new year, new me?" Either way, I'm all for it:
While weighing his options prior to the free-agency period, it wasn't about getting a ton of minutes to showcase his major hops or athleticism. Boston's team chemistry and energetic culture played a role in his decision, along with the presence of Isaiah Thomas:
#Celtics Gerald Green: Isaiah Thomas a great influence on me coming here ... When Miami played Cs looked like they were having so much fun.
Green is past the flashy dunking phase of his career, although us Celtic fans sure hope he still puts it on display once in a while. Being considered a veteran, he is now more focused on winning a championship:
Gerald Green: "I think my slam dunk contest days are over. I'm actually trying to win a ring, that's my goal." @CelticsLife
Whether it is serving as a guide for Boston's youngsters while only seeing a couple minutes a night, or playing a key role off the bench, Green's main concern now is to experience team success. And speaking of his role, the 30-year-old guard believes he can still have an impact on a contending squad: