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New blog post on how amazing Jeff Green has been for Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by foggy94, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. foggy94

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    As some of you may have been following, I've been blogging film breakdown of each game in Orlando so far. I started on a post about the Blazers game, but while researching I found how that Jeff Green has been the best at rim finisher in the entire NBA so far for Houston. He's converted 73.3% of his 'close' shots according to 82games.com. Basically paint shots that aren't dunks. Capela, for what it's worth, was at 48.2% this season.

    His play has been vital for beating the Harden traps. Give him the ball in the middle and he's getting a dunk or a layup. Anyway, I wrote about it here. Hopefully there's more to come tonight!

    https://www.teaandrockets.com/post/bubble-science-game-3-in-which-we-stan-jeff-green
     
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    Ahem.
     
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    Dude has been a revelation. Could not be playing better.
     
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    Let’s see if he brings it for a whole series in the playoffs. Preferably more than one series.

    Golden State had Klay and Draymond (better version of today’s Draymond).

    Toronto had Siakam. Van Vleet had a hell of a finals series. Marc Gasol was so critical in the Eastern Conference rounds.

    What’s the ultimate goal here?

    EG is our third best player and our best chance to be a 3rd star on a championship run. And he will be coming off an injury. Sketch.
     
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    Jeff is a POS
     
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    “They” told me he was inconsistent....
     
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    He's definitely skilled and fits like a glove with what the Rockets are wanting to do, he can do a bit of everything offensively. Good blog post that highlights the various facets Green brings.
     
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    "They" were idiots.

     
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    Exhibit "they".
     
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    Loved your write up Foggy! Excellent examples of Jeff's versatility and efficiency.

    Jeff's chemistry with Harden (and Russ) is from their early years in OKC but it is amazing how MDA's system has unlocked him, finally.

    And while I was one of the many posters on CF who advocated signing him, I have been pleasantly surprised at how quickly he has been assimilated into the team and how integral he has been to our success.

    How MDA utilizes Green is exactly how I envisioned Aaron Gordon's fit on the Rockets. Jeff Green functions as a true smallball 5 on offense. PJ is only a smallball 5 on defense and the primary roller and lob threat in current starting 5 is House.

    But Jeff is 6'8 so can survey the court better among a crowd of defenders and at 235 is strong enough to take contact and still explosive enough to finish strong at the rim. Jeff's 7'1 wingspan is also helpful.

    Looking forward to your next spotlight player and analysis.
     
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    What
     
  13. D-rock

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    All the Jeff Green naysayers should really read this analysis, it will blow away your biases and preconceptions.

    @Zoplicone

     
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    Glad I was rooting for him even before he got here. So many nay-sayers back then, but these are the types of players you ride or die with. Hope MDA doesn't forget who were successful in the regular season.
     
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    Tilman will find a way to this guy walk after the bubble
     
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    In a non- pandemic world both Green and Covington know their true market values. They are gracious enough to play for the Rockets.
     
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    To say Jeff green wasn’t inconsistent is just funny. He has been for the majority of his career.

    He’s been great for us, and I don’t see there being so many ups and downs with his game when he’s getting so many wide open shots.

    MDA is mehhh.. but SHOOTERS definitely perform better under him knowing they have the green light at all times
     
  18. Zoplicone

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    Again. What’s the ultimate goal?
    You haven’t proved anything yet. I hope you’re right. But if he’s as good as you’re building him up then with a person of his skill and Harden and Russ it would be pretty disappointing if we don’t reach at least the conference finals.
     
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    Just admit you were wrong about Green and take your L.

    LOL

    Remember when I said you'd be proven wrong and you would like it?

    Because you are a Rockets die hard and Green helps the Rockets win.
     

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