SleepersJanuary 4, 2008

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Sleeper Watch

By Jonathan Huang

Whether it’s in sports or in school, it’s not easy being a second banana to anyone. Such is the case with the Seattle Supersonics’ Jeff Green. He is the other rookie (besides Kevin Durant) and was acquired in a draft night trade with Boston. Not as hyped as his fellow counterpart, Green is taking everything so far in his rookie season in stride. He is letting his game do the speaking for him.

His stats are not eye popping, averaging just 9 points and 5.2 rebounds in just a shade above 23 minutes per game. Yet, it is clear that the man has talent, after three years at Georgetown where he put up numbers we are starting to see a glimpse of. Part of this is due to the fact that he recently replaced Damien Wilkins in the Seattle starting lineup. He has taken full advantage and averaged 17 ppg in his past two.
Jeff Green plays at both ends of the floor. He is able to score the ball on a 3 pointer or a post up, dish to the open man with the ability to block and steal on the defensive end. He has all the skills to become a multi-category stud in the future. With his recent ascension into the starting lineup, it could spell a rise in his production across the board.

Also, as the Sonics continue to drop games and petition for another high lottery pick in next year’s draft, they would be wise to let Green play his game and allow him to show what he can do. So, with all that said, go to your league’s waiver wire and go pick Mr. Green up!


Jonathan is an aspiring NBA writer who also happens to dominate his fantasy leagues . You can find Jonathan posting in the Cafe forums as baller_crimson.
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