HoopsHype Jeff Green rumors

March 8, 2013 Updates

Much of that criticism fell on Green. That, at least, is how he perceived it. He’s still unsure. “I don’t care what people thought of it,” he said, while also revealing enough hurt to show that public perception did indeed bother him. “I didn’t put that pressure on myself, but I felt that people put pressure on me to be who Kendrick was,” said Green. “We were two different people and players, and I don’t think people understood that. This was one of the true Celtics who was leaving, and they figured since I was coming in that I was going to be the same. But we’re two different players, two different personalities. Everything was different about the whole situation. Boston Herald

March 3, 2013 Updates

Without a doubt, Jeff Green could put together the best highlight package of any Celtic. Just ask him. “Of course,” Green said. “There’s nobody to compare. You can’t compare anybody on this team to me in that category.” “I can’t compete with Jeff,” Celtics captain Paul Pierce admitted. No one else can slash to the basket and dunk with such authority. “That’s my style of play, get in the open floor and make plays,” he said. Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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Green was diagnosed with an aortic root aneurysm in December 2011, six and a half years after Turiaf was discovered to have a similar condition. The Clippers’ benevolent big man heard about Green and said he knew “every single moment” that he would go through. “When I heard about it, that it he was going to be out for a while and that he had to undergo open heart surgery I just reached out to him,” Turiaf said. “You always need someone to be able to talk to you and tell what to expect. “It’s big fraternity, the open heart surgery survivors. But we try to stick with each other because it’s a tough process.” NBA.com

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The Celtic chips most teams are talking about are guards Courtney Lee ($5 million), forward Jeff Green ($8.35 million) and forward Brandon Bass ($6 million). None of them are overly impressive in a trade on their own; however, any combination of them could get a salary high enough for a more significant deal. The problem is the reason the Celtics want to move them is they have been underwhelming this season and that’s really driven down their trade value. HoopsWorld

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One of my ol' NBA heads offered an interesting hypothesis: coming up in the Princeton offense at Georgetown de-clawed him, in a way, because that offense doesn't ask any one player to dominate. It's a fit-in-and-get-along system. Green fit in and got along and he's been doing it ever since. Nothing wrong with that, but if you want him to take over at times, as the Celtics certainly could use and his talent certainly allows, he's never been conditioned to do it. I'm also a believer that you are who you are, which would mean Green's natural disposition, not his collegiate system, has made him the player he is, but when my ol' NBA heads speak, I listen and generally take their counsel into account. Sulia

December 22, 2012 Updates

Ersan Ilyasova didn't mean to injure Jeff Green. The two got tangled up fighting for a rebound with less than 30 seconds to go in overtime during the Milwaukee Bucks win over the Boston Celtics and Ilyasova elbowed Green in the face in the battle for the ball. Green staggered to the ground before leaving the game with a bruised left cheek and chipped teeth. "I tipped the ball and I tried to get it," Ilyasova told CSNNE.com. "I felt I hit him with my elbow when I was just jumping down, his face was kind of looking up." CSNNE.com

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Green and Durant were together waiting for the team bus in San Antonio on February 24, 2011 when Green received the news he had been traded to the Celtics. The young friends were quickly reminded basketball is a business. "I wouldn't say we cried, but it was sad because we came in together, everything we'd been through together, and us being from the same area, it was tough for us," said Green. "But it's the NBA. It's not like we can't see other in the summer or work out together." Echoed Durant, "It was tough for us, but in this league anything can happen, so we've moved past it." CSNNE.com

November 22, 2012 Updates

That's what happens when life throws you the ultimate change-up that puts you in an Intensive Care Unit in Cleveland for a week for heart surgery and puts your life -- not just the game of basketball -- in jeopardy. And as if that wasn't scary enough, Green told CSNNE.com that doctors had to go back inside a second time to repair some internal bleeding which extended his hospital stay. "I didn't realize that (happened) until I left the hospital and I was talking to one of my good friends," Green told CSNNE.com. "What I had was bleeding internally. So they had to go back in and fix what it was." Green added, "Everything that I have ever owned, everything that I have ever gained, everything I ever accomplished, was almost taken away from me in a matter of hours." CSNNE.com

November 13, 2012 Updates

Jeff Green is still a nice guy, but he’s vowing to listen to Kevin Garnett’s request that he be more of a jerk when it comes to basketball. KG, who last night passed Allen Iverson for 17th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, liked what he saw from Green in Saturday’s win in Milwaukee, and he was quoted in Sunday’s Herald saying, “You know, Jeff’s a really, really nice guy, and some nights, you know, you’ve just got to be an (expletive). You’ve got to be . . . I can’t really say what I want to say, but he’s got to be that.” Boston Herald

“He just wants me to be aggressive and demand respect and attack the rim — that way of being an (expletive),” said Green before playing through a mildly sprained right ankle (he stepped on Garnett’s foot while driving) and going for seven points in last night’s 101-95 win over the Bulls. “He’s somebody I look up to, so I take those words and I use them to help my game and move on to the next step.” Boston Herald

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