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2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

7.9

REB

3.2

AST

1.4

STL

0.3

BLK

0.4

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 235 lbs   DOB: 8/28/1986  College: Georgetown   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Magic in July of 2016.

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Green put up 14 points (5-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 27 minutes in Thursday's 95-94 loss to the Grizzlies.

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Jeff Green NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 20 80 28.2 10.5 4.7 1.5 0.6 0.6 0.3 42.7 74.4 2.0 1.3 3.5 1.0 27.6 4.0 9.4 2.2 3.0
2008-09 21 78 36.8 16.5 6.7 2.0 1.0 0.4 1.2 44.6 78.8 2.2 1.5 5.1 3.2 38.9 6.1 13.7 3.1 3.9
2009-10 22 82 37.1 15.1 6.0 1.6 1.3 0.9 1.3 45.3 74.0 1.6 1.4 4.6 3.8 33.3 5.9 13.0 2.0 2.7
2010-11 23 BOS 26 23.5 9.8 3.3 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.3 48.5 79.4 0.9 0.6 2.7 1.0 29.6 3.8 7.8 1.9 2.4
2010-11 23 OKC 49 37.0 15.2 5.6 1.8 0.8 0.4 1.1 43.7 81.8 1.6 1.2 4.4 3.8 30.4 5.5 12.6 3.0 3.7
2010-11 23 BOS/OKC 75 32.4 13.3 4.8 1.4 0.7 0.5 0.9 44.9 81.1 1.3 1.0 3.8 2.8 30.3 4.9 10.9 2.6 3.3
2012-13 25 BOS 81 27.8 12.8 3.9 1.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 46.7 80.8 1.6 0.7 3.2 2.2 38.5 4.6 10.0 2.6 3.3
2013-14 26 BOS 82 34.2 16.9 4.6 1.7 0.7 0.6 1.6 41.2 79.5 2.0 0.7 4.0 4.8 34.1 5.9 14.3 3.5 4.3
2014-15 27 BOS 33 33.1 17.6 4.3 1.6 0.8 0.4 1.4 43.4 84.0 1.7 0.6 3.6 4.7 30.5 6.2 14.4 3.7 4.4
2014-15 27 MEM 45 30.2 13.1 4.2 1.8 0.6 0.5 1.1 42.7 82.5 1.2 1.0 3.2 3.1 36.2 4.7 10.9 2.6 3.2
2014-15 27 BOS/MEM 78 31.5 15.0 4.2 1.7 0.7 0.4 1.2 43.0 83.3 1.4 0.8 3.4 3.7 33.2 5.3 12.4 3.1 3.7
2015-16 28 LAC 27 26.3 10.9 3.4 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.9 42.7 61.5 0.9 0.7 2.7 2.9 32.5 4.2 9.9 1.5 2.4
2015-16 28 MEM 53 29.1 12.2 4.5 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.8 43.1 80.0 1.3 1.0 3.5 2.6 30.9 4.5 10.5 2.3 2.9
2015-16 28 LAC/MEM 80 28.2 11.7 4.2 1.7 0.7 0.5 0.8 43.0 74.5 1.2 0.9 3.2 2.7 31.5 4.4 10.3 2.1 2.8
2016-17 29 ORL 18 22.9 7.9 3.2 1.4 0.3 0.4 0.8 34.3 82.1 1.0 0.6 2.6 3.2 24.1 2.7 7.8 1.8 2.2
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Jeff Green NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 25.7 9.0 2.7 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 40.7 80.0 1.3 0.3 2.3 2.7 12.5 3.7 9.0 1.3 1.7
Last 14 Days 6 25.5 8.2 3.0 1.8 0.7 0.2 0.3 38.0 81.8 1.5 0.5 2.5 2.3 14.3 3.2 8.3 1.5 1.8
Last 30 Days 14 23.4 8.1 2.9 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.7 35.5 86.2 1.0 0.6 2.2 3.0 23.8 2.8 7.9 1.8 2.1
Last 5 Games 5 26.2 8.2 3.0 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.4 34.9 81.8 1.6 0.6 2.4 2.6 15.4 3.0 8.6 1.8 2.2
Last 10 Games 10 24.6 6.7 2.5 1.6 0.5 0.3 0.3 32.5 82.4 1.0 0.4 2.1 2.7 11.1 2.5 7.7 1.4 1.7

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Jeff Green
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 1 @MEM 27 14 2 1 1 0 2 5 8 4 5 0 3 0 2 2
Nov 29 @SAS 25 6 3 2 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 2 1 2 2
Nov 27 MIL Did Not Play
Nov 25 WAS 25 7 3 0 0 0 2 3 9 0 0 1 3 0 3 0
Nov 23 PHO 23 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 7 3 4 0 1 1 2 2
Nov 21 @MIL 31 11 4 4 1 0 3 4 9 2 2 1 4 1 3 0
Nov 19 DAL 22 8 3 2 1 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 3
Nov 16 NOP 20 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 4 0 2 1
Nov 14 @IND 22 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 3 1 1 2
Nov 13 @OKC 28 11 0 3 0 2 0 4 8 2 2 1 3 0 0 2
Nov 11 UTA 23 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 6 2 2 0 3 0 3 1
Nov 9 MIN 21 8 3 1 0 0 2 2 6 3 3 1 3 1 2 1
Nov 7 @CHI 15 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 3 2 2 2
Nov 5 WAS 27 18 5 3 0 1 1 5 12 6 7 2 5 1 4 1
Nov 3 SAC 19 15 3 0 0 0 1 5 9 2 2 3 4 1 2 0
Nov 1 @PHI 12 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Oct 29 @CLE 28 10 10 2 1 1 3 2 9 4 6 2 6 1 9 0
Oct 28 @DET 19 10 2 1 0 1 0 4 9 0 0 2 6 0 2 3
Oct 26 MIA 25 7 3 1 0 0 1 2 7 3 4 0 2 1 2 1
Jeff Green Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Jeff Green – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Power Forward

1.  Aaron Gordon

2.  Jeff Green

3.  Mario Hezonja

4.  Evan Fournier

5.  Damjan Rudez

Orlando Magic

True Shooting Percentage

45.2%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Jeff Green has a true shooting percentage of 45.2%.

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Jeff Green NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 20 80 36.0 13.4 6.1 1.9 0.7 0.8 0.3 42.7 74.4 2.5 1.6 4.4 1.2 27.6 5.1 12.0 2.8 3.8
2008-09 21 78 36.0 16.2 6.5 1.9 1.0 0.4 1.2 44.6 78.8 2.2 1.5 5.0 3.1 38.9 6.0 13.4 3.0 3.9
2009-10 22 82 36.0 14.7 5.8 1.6 1.2 0.9 1.2 45.3 74.0 1.6 1.3 4.5 3.7 33.3 5.7 12.7 2.0 2.6
2010-11 23 BOS 26 36.0 14.9 5.1 1.1 0.8 0.9 0.5 48.5 79.4 1.4 0.9 4.1 1.6 29.6 5.8 11.9 2.9 3.7
2010-11 23 OKC 49 36.0 14.8 5.4 1.8 0.8 0.4 1.1 43.7 81.8 1.5 1.1 4.3 3.6 30.4 5.4 12.3 2.9 3.6
2010-11 23 BOS/OKC 75 36.0 14.8 5.3 1.6 0.8 0.5 0.9 44.9 81.1 1.5 1.1 4.3 3.1 30.3 5.5 12.2 2.9 3.6
2012-13 25 BOS 81 36.0 16.6 5.1 2.0 0.9 1.1 1.1 46.7 80.8 2.1 0.9 4.2 2.9 38.5 6.0 12.9 3.4 4.2
2013-14 26 BOS 82 36.0 17.7 4.9 1.8 0.7 0.6 1.7 41.2 79.5 2.1 0.7 4.2 5.1 34.1 6.2 15.0 3.6 4.6
2014-15 27 BOS 33 36.0 19.1 4.6 1.7 0.9 0.4 1.5 43.4 84.0 1.8 0.7 4.0 5.1 30.5 6.8 15.6 4.0 4.7
2014-15 27 MEM 45 36.0 15.6 4.9 2.1 0.7 0.6 1.3 42.7 82.5 1.4 1.1 3.8 3.7 36.2 5.6 13.0 3.1 3.8
2014-15 27 BOS/MEM 78 36.0 17.1 4.8 2.0 0.8 0.5 1.4 43.0 83.3 1.6 0.9 3.9 4.3 33.2 6.1 14.2 3.5 4.2
2015-16 28 LAC 27 36.0 14.9 4.6 2.0 0.9 1.1 1.3 42.7 61.5 1.2 1.0 3.7 3.9 32.5 5.8 13.6 2.0 3.3
2015-16 28 MEM 53 36.0 15.1 5.6 2.3 0.9 0.4 1.0 43.1 80.0 1.6 1.3 4.3 3.2 30.9 5.6 13.0 2.9 3.6
2015-16 28 LAC/MEM 80 36.0 15.0 5.3 2.2 0.9 0.6 1.1 43.0 74.5 1.5 1.2 4.1 3.4 31.5 5.7 13.2 2.6 3.5
2016-17 29 ORL 18 36.0 12.4 5.0 2.2 0.5 0.6 1.2 34.3 82.1 1.6 1.0 4.0 5.1 24.1 4.2 12.2 2.8 3.4
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Jeff Green NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 20 80 2253 838 379 119 46 49 21 42.7 74.4 158 101 278 76 27.6 320 749 177 238
2008-09 21 78 2870 1290 519 155 81 33 96 44.6 78.8 173 120 399 247 38.9 476 1068 242 307
2009-10 22 82 3039 1239 490 134 104 72 104 45.3 74.0 135 112 378 312 33.3 485 1070 165 223
2010-11 23 BOS 26 612 254 86 19 13 16 8 48.5 79.4 23 16 70 27 29.6 98 202 50 63
2010-11 23 OKC 49 1815 744 274 89 40 21 56 43.7 81.8 76 57 217 184 30.4 270 618 148 181
2010-11 23 BOS/OKC 75 2427 998 360 108 53 37 64 44.9 81.1 99 73 287 211 30.3 368 820 198 244
2012-13 25 BOS 81 2252 1036 318 128 56 68 70 46.7 80.8 132 55 263 182 38.5 376 806 214 265
2013-14 26 BOS 82 2805 1382 380 138 57 47 135 41.2 79.5 165 54 326 396 34.1 482 1171 283 356
2014-15 27 BOS 33 1093 580 141 53 27 13 47 43.4 84.0 56 21 120 154 30.5 206 475 121 144
2014-15 27 MEM 45 1361 588 187 81 26 21 50 42.7 82.5 52 43 144 138 36.2 210 492 118 143
2014-15 27 BOS/MEM 78 2454 1168 328 134 53 34 97 43.0 83.3 108 64 264 292 33.2 416 967 239 287
2015-16 28 LAC 27 709 293 91 40 18 21 25 42.7 61.5 24 19 72 77 32.5 114 267 40 65
2015-16 28 MEM 53 1544 646 241 98 40 19 42 43.1 80.0 69 55 186 136 30.9 240 557 124 155
2015-16 28 LAC/MEM 80 2253 939 332 138 58 40 67 43.0 74.5 93 74 258 213 31.5 354 824 164 220
2016-17 29 ORL 18 413 142 57 25 6 7 14 34.3 82.1 18 11 46 58 24.1 48 140 32 39
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Jeff Green NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 20 80 28.2 49.1 44.1 10.5 14.0 0.8 9.8
2008-09 21 78 36.8 53.6 49.1 10.1 11.3 0.9 16.0
2009-10 22 82 37.1 53.0 50.2 9.3 9.4 1.0 15.4
2010-11 23 BOS 26 23.5 55.3 50.5 7.0 8.5 0.8 9.5
2010-11 23 OKC 49 37.0 53.3 48.2 10.3 8.8 1.2 14.5
2010-11 23 BOS/OKC 75 32.4 53.8 48.8 9.5 8.7 1.1 12.8
2012-13 25 BOS 81 27.8 56.1 51.0 10.8 11.2 1.0 12.3
2013-14 26 BOS 82 34.2 52.0 46.9 8.5 10.1 0.8 13.1
2014-15 27 BOS 33 33.1 53.9 48.3 8.2 8.7 0.9 14.1
2014-15 27 MEM 45 30.2 53.0 47.8 11.8 7.6 1.6 12.1
2014-15 27 BOS/MEM 78 31.5 53.4 48.0 10.0 8.1 1.2 12.9
2015-16 28 LAC 27 26.3 49.6 47.4 11.1 6.7 1.7 9.7
2015-16 28 MEM 53 29.1 51.7 46.9 12.4 8.7 1.4 11.8
2015-16 28 LAC/MEM 80 28.2 51.0 47.0 12.0 8.1 1.5 11.1
2016-17 29 ORL 18 22.9 45.2 39.3 12.5 9.0 1.4 6.7
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Jeff Green: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Green (back) came off the bench and posted six points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in Tuesday's 95-83 win over the Spurs.

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Green (back) will be available Tuesday against the Spurs and will come off the bench, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Green (back) was held out of practice Monday, but hopes to be available for Tuesday's matchup with the Spurs, Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily reports.

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Green (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Bucks, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

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Green is dealing with a sore lower back and is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucks, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Green started at small forward and posted four points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 23 minutes in Friday's 87-74 win over the Jazz.

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Green will start at small forward in Friday's matchup with the Jazz.

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Green scored 18 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding five rebounds, three assists and a block in 27 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 88-86 win over the Wizards.

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Green poured in a season-high 15 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with three rebounds across 19 minutes in Thursday's 102-94 win over the Kings.

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Green recorded 10 points (2-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot across 28 minutes in Saturday's 105-99 loss to the Cavaliers.

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Green is expected to see the majority of his minutes at power forward in Wednesday's season opener against the Heat, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Green will start at small forward in Tuesday's preseason game against the Heat.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

In his seventh season, Green averaged 13.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 30 minutes per game during 45 regular season games with the Grizzlies. With a less demanding offensive role than he had on the Celtics, his scoring average dipped post-trade, but he was still somewhat efficient, scoring 13.1 points on 10.9 field goal attempts per game. Green shot 43 percent from the field, 36 percent from beyond the arc, and 83 percent from the free-throw line with the Grizzlies during the regular season. However, he struggled badly in the playoffs, managing only 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 27 minutes per game on 33 percent from the field, 22 percent from downtown, and 85 percent from the charity stripe. The Grizzlies' acquisition of Matt Barnes means that Green might also need to carve out considerable time at the four if he hopes to maintain last year's 30 minutes per game load.

2014-15

Green entered the 2013-14 season as "the man" in Boston. After finishing off the previous season with two strong months, Green was set to lead the Celtics without the departed Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and the injured Rajon Rondo. Green didn't fare well as opponents' primary target. He finished with a career-high 16.9 points per game, but his shooting percentage took a hit (41 percent overall, 34 percent three-pointers), while he hoisted a career-high 14.3 shots per game. If he's not going to be a pure scorer, Green needs to do other things, but that doesn't seem like it's in his wheelhouse. He averaged 4.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 34 minutes per game. It's become apparent that Green is more of complementary piece, which is frustrating because he's capable of more. Some of his disappointing play had to do with having a roster full of new faces and the experimentation that came along with it, but he's getting paid to produce more – and more consistently. A full season with Rondo might help, but entering his walk year, Rondo's not a guarantee to survive the entire season with Boston. And Green might not be long for the city. He's got two years left on his deal ($9.2 million per season), but the Celtics might listen if a contender comes calling. They've added a couple of bodies – free agent Evan Turner and draft pick James Young – that can play the small forward spot. Green will open the season as the starting three and should once again be among the team's leaders in shots.

2013-14

Green is someone who could win some leagues this year if he goes late enough in drafts. He's a difficult guy to project in 2013-14, not only because key cogs, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are gone, but because he has the stigma of a guy that will disappear from game to game. However, when he is given plenty of looks and asserts himself, the rewards for fantasy owners are fantastic. Consider, in a March 18 game against the Heat last season, Green had 43 points, seven boards, two steals, four blocks and five three-pointers with Kevin Garnett out of the lineup. Sure, that's a cherry-picked box score, but small forwards that can go for 43 points against a healthy Heat team don't necessarily grow on trees. Green enters 2013-14 as the wing man to the most unselfish star in the league, Rajon Rondo, and the lone credible scoring option on a young Celtics team. He started just 17 games last year, yet now he'll be the go-to option. It's hard to find a guy with more upside than that. With a shooting line of .467/.385/.808 last season, we know Green won't do much damage to any rate stats. We can also look at 2009-10 when Green averaged a career-high 37 minutes per game and subsequently averaged a career best 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. I think that's the low-end of what to expect from him on defense this year. The one area where Green will fail to match his contemporaries is assists, as he's never averaged better than 2.0 per game in a season.

2012-13

Green enters the season healthy after missing all of 2011-2012 with an aortic aneurysm. Once a legitimate threat to drop twenty points any night, Green is now more akin to Greg Oden and other injury-riddled busts. However, don't write Green off just yet. He returns to a Celtics squad in dire need of experienced forward play off the bench, something Green can readily supply. Expect a motivated Green to be a decent source of scoring and rebounding in deeper leagues.

2011-12

By now, you must have heard that Green will not be playing this season because of an aortic aneurism. The Celtics will void the one-year contract he signed in December and they retain his rights for next season. He’s expected to make a recovery and resume his career in 2012. As Green recovers, the Celtics will determine if he’s part of the core group going forward.

2010-11

Green isn't a prototype power forward – at 6-9 and 235 pounds, he's more of a four in a three's body. But he's a heady player with the athleticism to out-quick most opposing bigs – especially when he takes them out to the perimeter – and because he shares a lineup with Kevin Durant and the rapidly emerging Russell Westbrook, Green rarely gets a ton of attention from opposing defenses. As a fantasy option, Green doesn't really excel in any one area – he scored just over 15 points per game last season, grabbed six boards and averaged just over two combined blocks/steals; his value is tied to his across-the-board production. And his outside shooting – over 100 made threes in 2009-10 – is a nice bonus. Green will be 25 when the season begins, and should just be entering his prime, so continued development and improvement is to be expected, though it will be interesting to see whether there's any after-effect to his spending the summer working out with Team USA in advance of the World Championships in Turkey.

2009-10

Predictably, Green showed marked improvement during his sophomore campaign last year, averaging 16.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. The big gain occurred from downtown, as he went from making 0.3 three pointers per game during his rookie season to nailing 1.2 on average in 2008-09. Green’s game doesn’t stand out in any one area, but he’s an effective player with plenty of room for further growth. Having Kevin Durant as a teammate only helps, as he’ll never face the opponents’ best defender or see double teams. Russell Westbrook is fast developing into one of the better point guards in the NBA, and the Thunder have the makings of a sneaky-productive offensive team. Green isn’t all that big for a power forward, but he’s quicker than most, and because he can take advantage away from the basket, he’s often a mismatch for opposing defenses. In an effort not to overwork the sophomore, Oklahoma City cut back Green’s minutes toward the end of last season, but his production in February alone (20.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.3 3PT) shows the kind of upside he possesses.

2008-09

The season totals for Green’s rookie year really don’t tell the whole story – his 10.5 points and 4.7 boards per game are far less impressive than the 15.6 and 6.3 he posted while averaging 37 minutes in April. With a season’s worth of NBA experience under his belt, his improvement will continue. On an Oklahoma City team in the midst of a youth movement, we expect Green to get the bulk of his minutes at the four spot this year, with rookie Russell Westbrook taking over at the two and Kevin Durant moving to his more natural three position. Playing closer to the basket should mean more rebounds for Green this year. Our only concern is him getting caught up in a forward rotation that’s starting to look a bit crowded – with veterans like Chris Wilcox, Nick Collison and newly-acquired Joe Smith and Desmond Mason all in the mix.

2007-08

Green is in many ways reminiscent of last year’s Rookie of the Year, Brandon Roy – a young player with a very mature game. One of the keys to Georgetown’s Final Four run last season, Green has the size to play either forward position, a good mid-range jumper, the ability to score in the paint and is a very good passer. Green’s court smarts and defensive ability should make him an immediate favorite of new Sonics coach P.J. Carlesimo. We expect him to contribute immediately as part of a forward tandem with Kevin Durant, and to be one of the more valuable rookies this season.