Bob Ryan on Bradley's potential & Jeff Green's resurgence
You know my teammates have confidence in me. -- not have to have confidence in myself and if I have all missed I have to take him you know that's how we plan on this team. It helps us when -- do that. So obviously the -- at Philadelphia. Tonight welcome back kudos for tonight Bob -- joining us here Avery Bradley tied a season I would 22. So Gary Washburn of your form paper on the Boston Globe raise a question he's a restricted free agent for fourteen. So you signed him up. I'm like let's slow down here a little bit up I think you can wait till next year to signing Rivera. I want him locked up and put away because -- on our side that. He's a weapon few people have he has. We just for the few few. Examples in recent times of the weather is no to the false advertising he's exactly what they thought he was when he definitely he's a lock down defensively he's good. I hope to do Revis a basketball. That's going to hit us. And and you can't you don't dismiss that looked nice the one loss for him it's it's your week suitable to their seventeen to ten with him this year. I think this make it eighteen -- okay and go back and do the math but what the record was WL when he got in the lineup last year and now -- I mean but not the first time and they can they beat Miami he's quiet. What can tell you kids valuable public can be offensively. So tonight was it I won't -- -- racial but it was that was the outer limit. And he was he made eight of its first nine I believe and -- his first ten and most of them were jump shots he -- but he's truly got a good looking shot. You get beat. I think Dennis Johnson averaged fourteen again. Fifteen again I -- -- -- -- that well I mean but do you mean DJ made big shots we get I mean why not just -- is not a guy in general although placed on the don't I don't want to with the and I just said he's Dennis Johnson yes you offensively he can he can produce thirteenth we're similar points OK to -- are you sold yet on Jeff Green. Well as a guy who wrote the date the trade was made he was the best player before and and have the -- watch all the things have happened since then I'm very certainly happy and I don't know look as stupid as I did two years ago. Almost about 85% I write his motor is they say his motivation. Is the thing it did did -- what keeps him from being more consistent because we do see him look good god what it would -- when he looked good yeah he's really good and I mean including. -- passing he made that big pass that that sprung. Best for that three point play that actually was that the best thing we needed a last minute I like them about. I'm not saying he's a great player yet but I'm happy with -- why's it better also -- well. He was averaging nine points a game in January. It now is averaging fifty points a game I think he got the ball is moving freer. I do think with the style they've been playing which they would not -- -- -- that Rondo has benefited all okay and well all I think it is not clear thinks it's Rondo went out his game has improved gap and assistant with a lot of people. Yeah because Rondo didn't dominate the ball so much I also think that there. For a lot of players who is an intimidation factor was Rondo was that they feel they needed to please him. Who was wrong nosed team that could mess up you're gonna get the ball at the end of the shot clock and they had to make it count now that everything's free and easy nobody's looking. -- team mindset of how they have to go about their business will be to their credit they figured out right away okay we can't play this and we were playing. If he he dominated the ball. He we now know for a fact he was a selfish assist guy holding onto the ball too long -- up his own shots if you have -- chucked at people we got that that that the clock was running out of maybe got to drive and dish or something he gets another assessed all I've always been -- Jeff Green smiling. I never saw him smile before. He smiling on the floor completely see what they saw and what they wanted they needed they don't forward who was who was long yes quote. I had and and and and after. Athletic quote on quote. And the big thing that he I think that makes him did a really good player simply is when he's making that shot he can go to the basket you gotta agree he can go to the battery can run the floor. And when he makes a shot that he's a really good player.
Bob Ryan joins Sports Tonight and discusses how great of a player Avery Bradley can be for the Celtics, as well as what is behind the resurgence of Jeff Green.