Imagine how you would feel if you returned to your locker room after (another) bad game, already pissed off, only to have a sea of reporters (most of whom will be writing bad things about you) shoving microphones into your face and asking to discuss how and why you’ve been not very good this year.
The answer for Jeff Green is easy: Play better. But when he doesn’t play so well, his curt response to the media makes a lot of sense.
Green had another blah game for the Celtics in last night’s 106-100 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He was bad enough (four points, four rebounds, 1-5 shooting, his normal scarecrow defense) that in crunch time, when Doc Rivers thought going small made sense, Green — whose presence was hoped to help make Boston’s small lineups quite formidable — sat on the bench while Paul Pierce played power forward and Leandro Barbosa (a skinny, 6-foot-4 guard) manned the small forward position. It was maybe our most damning of many indications so far that Green has found himself squarely in Doc’s doghouse.
And no, Green’s not happy about that. Not happy at all.
(Video via WEEI’s Ben Rohrbach)