Oh, awesome. Maybe you can repeat yourself another twelve times on this topic, too.
I laughed out loud, and knucklecup, thanks for linking the original McMullan article, it was a tremendous piece of writing that covered so much more than simply his play this year. Everyone needs to read it before judging Jeff Green this year, his agent's initial reaction to the surgery was that there was no way Green was going to play pro ball this season. To add an anecdote, I had an emergency splenectomy in January 2008, left a 7 inch scar leading from my belly button straight up. It is incredibly hard to regain your stamina after having your abdomen cut open like that. I was able to run around and play sports fine that summer but regaining my endurance felt impossible, it was a year before I was able to even run a complete mile without abnormal discomfort. Jeff is the only one who knows how close to 100% he is right now.
As for his play this year, one thing from the article gave me a crazy idea. Even though Green has the height advantage, might it be more beneficial to this team to play Green in more of a point forward role when possible, leaving Pierce to focus more on rebounding, someone with stronger technique and desire? Or at least try to run the offense through him a bit more. He just seems to have a strong sense of being a team first/defer first type of player, he explicitly mentions how being the consummate team player at Georgetown is what got him to the pros. Just throwing shit against the wall, Green's poor rebounding is created by his lack of both skills and desire, so I'm not sure that's a problem that will be easily solved this season if ever.
The most confusing part to me is why such a level-headed, rational person can't see how valuable more rebounding would be for his team, sometimes for the 6'9" guy, team basketball means standing under the hoop and staring up at it.