Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that forward Jeff Green "stood out more than everybody" during the preseason and that he has a chance to be "terrific" this season.
"I just think he’s more aggressive, obviously," Rivers said. "He’s comfortable in his game. He understands how to score, how he can score through our offense. The other part is he’s happy. The guys like him, he likes them, he’s comfortable here now. I think last year, even though he didn’t play, probably did a world of good. Just being around the guys and they accepted him and I think all that helped him."
Green laughed when told of Rivers' comments that he stood out during the preseason and said, "I doubt that. He’s lying to y’all. I think he was being nice for saying that. I’m very hard on myself. I felt like I could have done a lot more. This was a good start to my comeback, my whole journey coming back and playing again. So I’m grateful for everything that’s happened this preseason, but I’m never content with what I’ve [done.]"
Green averaged 14.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 49 percent from the floor and 44 percent from 3-point range.
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