Jeff Green: 4 Ways to Get Him More Involved in the Boston Celtics Offense

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Jeff Green: 4 Ways to Get Him More Involved in the Boston Celtics Offense
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The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 87-85 last night behind the heroics of Ray Allen, who exploded for 20 points in the second half.

It was the starting unit, for the most part, who contributed to last night's victory. The bench combined for just eight of the team's total points.

At the forefront of this was Jeff Green, who scored just four points on 2-of-4 shooting in 17 minutes of play. Green was brought to Boston for a number of reasons—his length, versatility, athleticism and experience in the Western Conference make him a perennial X-factor—but his primary function will be to score the ball.

Since arriving, Green's performances have been spotty. It's not his fault, however, as his role has been very vague and ambiguous since joining the team.

At times, Green has looked like the dominant offensive player that the Celtics traded for, and the talent is most definitely there. However, his performance and his general involvement with each game have been inconsistent.

Make no mistake about it: The Celtics will need Jeff Green playing well to bring home another championship, but it's up to his teammates and the coaching staff to get him more involved in the offense.

Dan is a Boston Celtics featured columnist. Follow him on twitter @dantheman_06.

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