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2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

15.0

REB

4.2

AST

1.7

STL

0.7

BLK

0.4

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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' prima...

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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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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
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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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 29.0 8.6 4.4 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.4 38.3 83.3 1.6 1.2 3.2 2.0 20.0 3.6 9.4 1.0 1.2
Last 10 Games 10 27.0 8.7 4.6 1.8 0.5 0.3 0.4 34.0 85.0 1.6 0.9 3.7 1.8 22.2 3.3 9.7 1.7 2.0
Last 20 Games 20 29.8 11.2 4.1 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.7 40.3 77.4 1.5 0.8 3.3 2.4 27.7 4.3 10.6 2.1 2.7

 

Jeff Green Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Jeff Green – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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

1.  Zach Randolph

2.  Jeff Green

3.  Brandan Wright

4.  Jarnell Stokes

5.  JaMychal Green

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True Shooting Percentage

53.4%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Jeff Green has a true shooting percentage of 53.4%.

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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
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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
Preseason Projections 29 BOS 81 2770 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Jeff Green

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Jeff Green NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
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
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Jeff Green 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 15 GSW 31 6 7 1 1 0 0 2 8 2 2 0 2 2 5 2
May 13 at GSW 28 10 4 1 0 0 1 5 13 0 0 0 2 0 4 1
May 11 GSW 34 12 3 3 1 1 3 4 8 3 4 1 2 0 3 3
May 9 GSW 26 7 2 1 0 0 2 3 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 2
May 5 at GSW 26 8 6 1 0 0 2 4 10 0 0 0 2 3 3 0
May 3 at GSW 27 9 2 4 1 0 3 4 9 1 2 0 1 0 2 0
Apr 29 POR 23 10 7 1 0 1 1 2 9 6 7 0 3 0 7 2
Apr 27 at POR 22 7 4 2 1 0 1 3 10 0 0 1 1 1 3 5
Apr 25 at POR 26 9 6 1 0 0 2 2 9 5 5 0 0 1 5 2
Apr 22 POR 27 9 5 3 1 1 1 4 13 0 0 1 3 1 4 1
Apr 19 POR 28 11 6 1 0 2 0 3 11 5 6 0 0 0 6 0
Apr 15 IND 34 14 2 3 1 1 4 6 14 1 1 1 4 2 0 3
Apr 13 at GSW 22 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Apr 11 at LAC 41 15 5 4 0 1 4 5 16 4 6 1 6 1 4 3
Apr 10 at UTA 36 12 4 3 1 0 3 5 11 2 4 0 3 1 3 3
Apr 8 NOP 33 15 4 1 0 0 0 7 11 0 0 1 2 1 3 1
Apr 4 WAS 29 9 4 3 0 0 0 3 7 3 4 0 1 1 3 0
Apr 3 OKC 37 22 5 1 0 2 1 7 12 6 8 2 5 1 4 3
Mar 30 SAC 33 16 4 4 1 1 0 6 11 2 3 2 5 0 4 2
Mar 29 at SAS 32 19 1 0 0 0 0 8 15 1 1 2 2 0 1 1
Mar 27 GSW 32 16 8 1 1 0 1 7 12 0 0 2 2 1 7 1
Mar 25 CLE 26 11 5 1 1 1 0 4 11 3 4 0 2 1 4 4
Mar 23 at NYK 34 12 3 1 0 1 1 4 9 4 4 0 1 1 2 2
Mar 21 POR 40 23 9 0 0 0 0 8 16 2 2 5 7 0 9 0
Mar 20 at DAL 27 15 3 0 1 2 1 5 11 3 3 2 6 0 3 4
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Mar 17 at DET 33 21 5 1 2 0 1 7 12 4 4 3 3 1 4 1
Mar 16 DEN 17 6 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 3
Mar 14 MIL 27 15 5 2 1 0 3 5 13 3 4 2 4 3 2 2
Mar 12 at WAS 22 8 6 3 1 0 2 3 8 1 2 1 3 0 6 2
Mar 11 at BOS 32 11 4 1 1 0 0 4 13 2 2 1 2 1 3 1
Mar 9 at CHI 34 19 7 1 1 0 0 7 11 2 2 3 4 1 6 1
Mar 7 at NOP 36 20 4 3 1 1 4 8 18 4 6 0 3 2 2 3
Mar 6 LAL 32 16 5 1 1 0 1 3 12 10 10 0 2 1 4 2
Mar 4 at HOU 33 12 4 4 0 0 1 5 12 0 0 2 5 0 4 1
Mar 3 UTA 36 6 6 4 1 1 1 3 13 0 0 0 1 2 4 2
Feb 28 at MIN 30 13 4 4 0 2 2 3 5 6 7 1 1 0 4 5
Feb 27 LAC 16 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 6 2 3 0 1 1 2 2
Feb 25 at SAC 30 11 3 2 0 0 1 4 9 3 3 0 1 3 0 3
Feb 23 at LAC 35 16 6 2 1 0 2 5 12 3 4 3 6 1 5 0
Feb 22 at POR 25 12 5 0 1 0 0 6 9 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Feb 11 at OKC 28 11 2 2 0 0 1 4 13 2 2 1 2 0 2 2
Feb 10 BKN 35 11 3 4 0 1 1 3 9 4 6 1 4 0 3 2
Feb 8 ATL 26 11 6 0 1 0 1 3 10 4 4 1 3 3 3 1
Feb 6 at MIN 31 15 3 2 0 0 1 5 13 5 9 0 2 1 2 2
Feb 4 at UTA 21 13 0 4 1 1 0 4 8 4 4 1 3 0 0 2
Feb 2 at PHO 36 12 7 1 2 0 1 4 12 3 5 1 3 4 3 1
Jan 31 OKC 35 8 2 2 0 1 1 4 12 0 0 0 4 1 1 3
Jan 29 DEN 26 13 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 3 4 2 6 0 2 0
Jan 27 at DAL 31 8 5 2 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 2 3 1 4 1
Jan 26 ORL 26 12 6 2 1 1 1 4 6 2 2 2 2 0 6 3
Jan 24 PHI 28 18 1 1 0 0 1 6 11 4 4 2 2 0 1 0
Jan 21 TOR 26 6 2 1 0 1 1 2 6 2 2 0 1 0 2 4
Jan 19 DAL 32 11 8 3 2 1 2 5 14 1 1 0 5 2 6 1
Jan 17 POR 30 17 5 1 1 0 0 6 14 2 2 3 5 3 2 0
Jan 16 at ORL 31 21 5 2 0 1 2 8 18 5 5 0 3 1 4 2
Jan 14 at BKN 27 10 3 2 0 0 1 3 11 4 4 0 4 1 2 2
Jan 11 PHO                                
Jan 9 at NOP                                
Jan 7 at ATL 33 8 1 2 1 0 1 4 11 0 0 0 3 0 1 2
Jan 5 NYK 26 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
Jan 3 at DEN 38 11 9 2 1 1 4 4 18 3 3 0 3 0 9 3
Jan 2 at LAL 32 18 6 2 1 0 1 7 15 2 2 2 6 0 6 3
Dec 30 SAS                                
Dec 27 at MIA 32 23 5 0 1 0 1 7 17 7 8 2 8 1 4 2
Dec 26 HOU 34 22 3 5 0 0 0 10 18 1 2 1 5 0 3 3
Dec 22 UTA                                
Dec 21 at CLE 33 13 3 3 0 0 1 4 12 2 2 3 7 0 3 0
Dec 19 CHI 36 18 7 3 0 0 1 6 13 4 4 2 4 1 6 2
Dec 17 at SAS 31 16 2 1 1 0 2 6 14 2 3 2 5 0 2 2
Dec 16 GSW                                
Dec 13 at PHI                                
Dec 12 CHA 38 28 6 2 0 0 2 9 20 6 7 4 8 0 6 2
Dec 9 DAL                                
Dec 7 MIA 34 25 3 2 4 0 2 9 21 5 6 2 5 0 3 2
Dec 5 SAS 29 19 4 1 1 0 7 8 10 2 5 1 2 0 4 3
Dec 3 at HOU 36 32 5 1 0 1 2 8 22 10 10 6 10 0 5 0
Nov 30 at SAC 30 16 2 0 0 1 1 6 16 3 4 1 4 1 1 1
Nov 28 at POR 26 10 4 2 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 0 2 1 3 6
Nov 26 at LAL                                
Nov 23 LAC 34 19 3 0 2 0 1 7 16 4 5 1 4 2 1 2
Nov 21 BOS 34 12 6 4 1 1 1 3 11 6 8 0 3 0 6 2
Nov 19 at TOR 38 11 10 2 1 1 1 5 13 1 1 0 4 1 9 2
Nov 17 HOU 36 28 2 1 3 2 2 10 17 8 9 0 4 0 2 2
Nov 15 DET                                
Nov 13 SAC                                
Nov 11 LAL                                
Nov 8 at MIL 35 14 4 4 2 0 1 5 12 2 2 2 4 0 4 0
Nov 7 at OKC 30 15 7 1 0 0 3 5 12 2 2 3 7 2 5 1
Nov 5 at PHO 36 20 4 3 1 3 4 9 16 0 0 2 7 1 3 3
Nov 3 NOP 39 35 7 2 1 2 1 14 28 2 3 5 12 4 3 2
Nov 1 at CHA 31 17 4 2 0 0 1 7 19 2 2 1 7 0 4 2
Oct 31 at IND                                
Oct 29 MIN 36 17 6 3 2 0 0 4 10 7 9 2 3 2 4 5

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Jeff Green: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Green is expected to exercise his $9.2 million player option for next season, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

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Green will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game 5 matchup with the Warriors now that Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled inactive, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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The Grizzlies are seriously considering inserting Green into the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

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Green is averaging 9.0 points (31.0 FG, 20.0 3Pt, 85.0 FT), 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks in 26 minutes per game through seven postseason games.

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Green is coming off the bench Wednesday against the Blazers, The Oregonian reports.

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Green (back) posted 11 points, six rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 28 minutes of action in Game 1 against the Blazers.

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Green (back) will start Sunday's Game 1 against the Trail Blazers, Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports.

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Green (back) is feeling better ahead of Sunday's Game 1 against Portland according to teammate Zach Randolph, Peter Fleischer of FOX Sports reports.

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Green (lower back tightness) is questionable for Sunday's game against Portland, Sports 56 WHBQ's Rod Fischer reports.

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Green (back) posted four points, one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 22 minutes of action Monday against the Warriors.

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Green (back) will play in Monday's game against the Warriors.

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Green (back) is expected to play Monday against the Warriors, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.