Jeff Green Struggling Through Preseason
Jeff Green missed nine of the 12 shots he put up on Saturday night, but finished with 11 points over 29 minutes and was a team-best plus-24 in plus/minus. Two of his three makes were from the left corner and half his total shots were from beyond the arc, but Stevens still thought he was more aggressive than he’s shown previously.
“His misses were to the rim,” said Stevens. “They were aggressive… He did not wait for the game to come to him in the post. He made things happen. And then your longer shots go down. That’s kind of the way this game works sometimes.”
Green, who entered Saturday’s game at minus-44 through the first three exhibition games, got some staunch support from Stevens even before his plus-24 effort against the Knicks.
“Any time you’ve got a guy that is struggling at all, it’s easy to say that there’s an individual and just changing the individual is going to make a difference,” said Stevens. ”