He’s been playing ball since May, but is only now starting to hit full stride.
Fans are hoping that his development off-sets the loss of the player for whom he was traded, Thunder center Kendrick Perkins. In Green, the Celtics have a superior talent, but the question marks at center remain. The fact remains, with Andrew Bynum now on the division rival Philadelphia 76ers, that hole at center could be even more pronounced.
Green, however, should not be blamed for that, and Ainge may pursue an in-season trade to solidify the center spot.
Many will cite that Jason Collins will help that area, but I’ve always been low on Collins. Fab Melo is still a ways away from making a big impact. It forces Doc Rivers to play the 6’11″ Kevin Garnett out of position.
For now, we’ll enjoy the fact that Green is a Celtic and take that as it is: Green was voted by the majority of voters in our recent poll to eventually make an All-Star team. 75 voters voted that Green would make at least one all star team, while 67 said he would not; 17 remained unsure.