Other than Rondo, Pierce and Garnett, which player do the Celtics most need to step up on a consistent basis?
This is one of the biggest questions on the minds of many Celtics fans. The new Big Three of Rondo, Pierce and Garnett do what they can to secure a win, but they need more outside help.
Now, in terms of who needs to step up the most, there isn't exactly one clear-cut answer.
You could argue that Jason Terry should be able to score in double digits more consistently as the starting shooting guard. Or you could argue that Courtney Lee needs to make more of an impact in his reserve role.
While the Celtics certainly need more consistent play from both of these shooting guards, the more pressing need is consistency from Jeff Green.
Consider his past two games. Coming off a 17-point performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Green mustered just one point on 0-of-9 shooting against the Magic.
He doesn't need to score 17 points every game, but he absolutely cannot be a non-factor in a game like he was against the Magic.
If he can step up and consistently score eleven points a game, it will take a lot of pressure off of the Big Three and greatly help the Celtics down the stretch.
He certainly has the talent to do it. Now he just needs to finally put that talent to use consistently.