76ers vs Celtics: Danny Green trolled for being 'inconsistent' as fans slam his shooting skills during game

He played 13 minutes, scored three points, had one DREB, one rebound, and four steals. He slammed in just one three-pointer of the two he attempted


                            76ers vs Celtics: Danny Green trolled for being 'inconsistent' as fans slam his shooting skills during game
Danny Green of the Philadelphia 76ers speaks with Jayson Tatum (Getty Images)

Wherever Danny Green goes, he manages to make people sit up and take notice. After blowing hot and cold with the Los Angeles Lakers the previous season, the small forward, now playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, had another similar outing in the team's pre-season game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, December 15. He played 13 minutes, scored three points, had one DREB, one rebound, and four steals. He slammed in just one three-pointer of the two he attempted.

At the time of writing, the Sixers were leading 82-72 and although Green had started, he was sitting on the bench in the second half. There is no doubt he will get some minutes again in the fourth quarter, but Twitter was all over Green by then. There were brickbats and optimism packets thrown in equal measure. "The ONLY player I'm not a big fan of on the Sixers is Danny Green. IMO Danny Green is overrated. He's very inconsistent. Sure, he plays good defense but his offensive production sucks. He only averages 8 PPG. He's 33. He should be averaging 16-18 PPG," read a tweet. 



 

"The 76ers’ offense has a chance to be lethal. Adding Danny Green and Seth Curry to spread the floor for Ben Simmons could lead to his best season yet... ...If he’s still playing for Philly in a week," wrote another. "Rough night shooting the ball from deep in that half. Danny Green made the Sixers' only three in 12 attempts.," opined another. "I feel sorry for the sixers fans who now have to subject themselves to Danny Green .. y’all buckle up, it’s gonna be a long year," read one of the comments.



 

 



 

 



 

 

The support wasn't far away. "@DGreen_14 you should pay me at this point. I take my time outta my day to defend you. It’s sometimes tiring," wrote one of the fans following another average outing. "Guys Danny Green has missed one three and you guys are clowning him give it up it’s over. The jokes were hilarious while it lasted but let’s not act like he’s not a good player," seconded another.



 

 



 

 

It's unfortunate where Green is right now. A look back at his time with the Toronto Raptors illustrates how good a defender he is when he went from 4-for-23 to 11-of-22 in the NBA finals. Green's switch was activated and the whining changed to adulation. Only time will tell how this season pans out for Green. 

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