Rivers Wants a More Aggressive Jeff Green
(Jeff) Green seemed to struggle finding his niche with the C’s, something Doc Rivers attributes in part to him being surrounded by a slew of future Hall of Famers and current all-stars.
“It’s hard to be aggressive on our team,” Rivers said. “When you’re new, you see Kevin (Garnett) next to you, and (Rajon) Rondo… you almost feel like you shouldn’t be aggressive. Every new guy that has come to our team, even veterans have had that problem.”
“Sometimes that’s just not who you are; you are a player that defers,” Rivers said. “That’s not all bad, either. As good as Jeff Green is, sometimes he falls into that category when he defers to the other guys. We’re trying to convince him at times he’s the best player on the floor. Because Jeff’s so team-oriented, I don’t think he sees himself that way but we do.”