"Hopefully that’s my first bad one for a long time to come and I just continue to progress from here on out,” Green said.
Green said his struggles stemmed from everything he could control and added that he simply needs to make shots. But coach P.J. Carlesimo
pointed to tough matchup assignments against veteran swingmen Richard Jefferson
and Michael Redd
"Young guys by their nature tend to be up and down,” Carlesimo said. "Jeff had a lot of ups (last year). So I’m not concerned with how Jeff’s going to respond, because he played too well last year and he’s practiced too well this year that it’s not a question to me whether he’ll come back and play well.”
Best practice yet
Carlesimo called Friday’s session arguably the best practice the team has had all season.
"We got a lot better,” Carlesimo said. "What makes a really good practice is both teams playing well when it’s 5-on-5. We had a lot of guys have a good day...Guys pushed each other. It was very competitive.