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The Green Light

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With the loss of key players such as Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, the Boston Celtics are looking for a player to emerge as a major force and as a helping hand to all-star guard Rajon Rondo. Jeff Green just might step into that role in the upcoming 2013-2014 season.  At 6’9″ and 235 pounds, Green is an athletic power forward and a guy who can get a bucket in a variety of ways. He is strong and plays extremely hard. Green, a five-year veteran, has been a nice fit for the Celtics since coming back from heart surgery. Green’s surgery caused him to miss the entire 2011-2012 season but from the looks of his 2012-2013 campaign, he obviously  has not lost his skill set. In fact, Green looked better than ever.

Green only averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds during the regular season last year but that was due to the fact that he was initially a role player off of the bench. However, Green became a starter in the later stages of the season and at times, he looked like an unstoppable force.  Some of Green’s notable games in 2013 include a 43-point explosion against the Miami Heat and a 34-point performance against the Pistons! This guy can step out and hit the three ball, knock down an array of mid-range shots and can even put the ball on the floor. He’s a terror when attacking the rim.  Green posterized a number of players last year with some thunderous dunks! The bottom line is that Green is set to take on more of a leadership role, which means he has more of a green light to take over games if necessary. NBA fans have to be curious to see how the Celtics look and whether or not Rondo and Green can mesh well now that Green will be in the game more often.  Jeff Green may very well be a star for the Boston Celtics organization.  This should be interesting.

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