Heinsohn: 'Green's going to replace Pierce'

Heinsohn: 'Green's going to replace Pierce'
February 23, 2013, 2:00 am
Share This Post

When the dust settled in Phoenix, Jeff Green loomed large above everyone else.

With KG getting a night off to rest his weary legs, Green was given the start and he responded by dropping 31 points on the Suns. What does a performance like that get you?

Some pretty lofty praise from Tommy Heinsohn.

"This kid is gonna be a great player, he's gonna be the replacement player for Paul Pierce, and he's gonna be the go-to guy," said Heinsohn.

Celtics fans have heard for more than a year that Green has tremendous potential, but it's been hidden beneath a frustrating layer of inconsistency. So what's the difference?

"A month ago, two months ago, I don't know if Jeff had the confidence or the mentality to do what he did tonight," said Gary Tanguay. "Now he does."

"I like that Jeff Green is gaining Doc Rivers' confidence," added Donny Marshall. "If what he did today doesn't get you excited, what is there to get excited about?"

If Green continues to score 30 points a game, there will be a lot of excited Celtics fans.

For more, check out the video above.