The Boston Celtics have signed free-agent Gerald Green. Now this is not the first time Green has worn...green. The shooting guard was drafted by and played for the C's from 2005-07. He was never a star, but he brings a unique skill set and talent slate to any team he plays for.
Green did not necessarily have a stellar past season in Miami, but that is fine. Green is not supposed to be this elite scorer, passer, or rebounder. He is a very good role player. If Green isn't a tremendous scorer, passer, or rebounder, then what does he bring to the Celtics? The answer is quite simple, ATHLETICISM. By bringing that great athleticism, the Celtics will gain a great amount of off-the-bench energy.
Green has always been a leap above the competition, literally. The guy can fly. At any given moment he can perform an electric play. Now, that play might be worth two or three points, however it can change the momentum, energy, and the entire game.
Celtics fans, let's use our imagination for a moment...picture this:
The Celtics are trailing by four points. It is late in the 4th quarter. On the floor is Thomas, Smart, Green, Crowder, and Horford. The opposing gaurd is bringing the ball up. Smart covering the ball...
"SMART WITH THE STEAL, UP AHEAD TO GREEN, GREEN FLIES INTO THE AIR ANNNND [_______]" You fill in the blank.. Game. Changing. Energy.
Green brings new energy and athleticism to a team that is already among the highest of high energy teams in the NBA. I am not saying this guy will contribute on the stat sheet, but any fan will be able to see his contribution come the NBA season.