It's not every year that the No. 5 pick in the draft can be so overshadowed by a rookie teammate.
But that's the situation
Green, who last season helped carry Georgetown to the Final Four, landed in Seattle after the Celtics -- who took him with the fifth pick -- included him in the deal for
"I've seen both sides of being a rookie -- coming in and not being known as well, and getting all of the attention," Green told the
Out of the limelight, the 21-year-old forward has mixed flashes of excellence with bouts of inconsistency. In November, Green had back-to-back double-doubles, and he finished the month averaging 10 points (on 44.6 percent shooting) and 5.9 rebounds. Last week, the former Hoya had a 17-point performance, but scored a combined 13 points in his three other games. He's averaging 7.1 points (on 39.6 percent shooting) and 4.9 rebounds so far in December.
"[He's] been more up and down because of how we've used him," coach
Luckily for Green, his ups and downs are often eclipsed by those of the Sonics'