On multiple occasions this season, including once after Tuesday’s practice, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has said he needs to put small forward Jeff Green in more advantageous situations.

Essentially, Stevens was taking some of the blame for Green’s shooting slump, which, despite some big games, goes back almost two months and coincides with the downfall of the Celtics offense.

“I think the biggest thing for us right now, is we just have to be consistent in trying to get him the ball against the right matchups, and him take advantage of those matchups," Stevens said Tuesday. "In some games he gets doubled, and some games he doesn’t have a matchup that’s advantageous, certainly, as far as in the post goes. But in a lot of times he does. Most of the time, what I’m talking about is being able to get him the ball in the post. In the halfcourt he’s very good down there.

“He’s also good in certain other scenarios that I think we can do more often. And I think it’s fair for us to continue to explore every which way to help him maximize the way he’s playing. I do think it starts in transition. We’ve got to get him the ball more in transition. And everybody’s accountable for that. But at the end of the day, that’s the way that I look at it. Any time a guy’s struggling, it’s how can we help him get a little bit better?”

According to Synergy Sports, Green has been much improved in the post this season, averaging 0.92 points per possession, which puts him at 37th in the NBA. But post-ups aren’t normally efficient looks, even for the best on the low block.