Slartibartfast wrote:OOO wrote:Not really. ESPN has him at the right spot. He just had surgery and before that he played horrible. We don't even know if he will be able to play like his old self. Antawn Jamison average 17/6 last season which is pretty damn good.
As a power forward, Jamison got his 17ppg on 40% shooting from the field (48TS% - worse than Rondo!), rebounding at a pathetic rate, and playing some of the worst defense the league has seen.
I'm no Jeff Green fan - I've had more than my fair share of debates with chronic overraters like HB - but he's still a useful player. Unless his heart surgery ruined his game, he's got to be better than the horror show that was Jamison last year.
I do find it highly entertaining that Jeff Green thinks this is a fair rank for him after a year out, even as he pulls down 4/$36! He's surrounded by guys making the minimum and slightly above.
But then where would you rank him? Doesn't he belong among the 6th men? League-wide, I think he's a fringe starter/6th man or even 7th man on a team like OKC with a stud 6th man right now. I'm pretty sure there are other players ranked even lower, who will explode this year and make people look foolish for the ranking, but until we actually see that, you can't rank them high, IMO.
Also, I know you're not going the "JEFF GREEN IS #1. MY FAVORITE PLAYER. I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS." route like some brilliant minds on this board, but I feel like you're basing your opinion on what we think he CAN be. Not necessarily what he's shown us. He sat out a year and last he played for us, he wasn't all that great. I know he played a little better in OKC, but there have been plenty of players who played better earlier in their careers and never really improved much, if at all. I think he's ranked appropriately as a fringe starter/1st or 2nd guy off the bench.