Jeff Green F MEM 6 days ago

Green made the start at small forward in the Grizzlies' preseason opener Tuesday against the Rockets. He finished with 11 points (3-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and seven rebounds in 18 minutes.

Jeff Green F MEM 4 months ago

Green officially exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The option will pay Green $9.2 million next season and keep him in Memphis, where he spent the second half of the 2014-15 campaign. Green averaged 13.1 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Grizzlies, and he's expected to again be one of the team's primary offensive contributors next season.

Jeff Green F MEM 5 months ago

Green is expected to exercise his $9.2 million player option for next season, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

While this is somewhat speculative on Stein's part, he reports that the current, prevailing belief out of Memphis is that Green will return next season. The forward, who came over mid-season in a trade with Boston, failed to make the impact Memphis hoped, which may have diminished his potential value on the open market. That said, Green is represented by David Falk, who Stein notes is among the most aggressive agents when it comes to pursuing contracts, so Green's future is certainly far from set in stone at this point. Green averaged 13.1 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Grizzlies after averaging 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds for Boston, where he was more of a primary fixture on the offensive end.

Jeff Green F MEM 5 months ago

Green will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game 5 matchup with the Warriors now that Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled inactive, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Their was talk that the Grizzlies might put Green in the starting lineup either way in order to generate some offense that the team has recently been lacking, but with Allen sitting out, it only confirms he'll make the transition back to being a starter. Green is averaging just 9.0 points and 3.3 rebounds so far this series, but this move may bring him some added confidence and minutes. Look for his numbers to increase Wednesday.

Jeff Green F MEM 5 months ago

The Grizzlies are seriously considering inserting Green into the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

Looking to jumpstart a stagnant offense that mustered only 84 points in Game 4, coach Dave Joerger is apparently leaning toward giving Green the nod, presumably over Tony Allen. Allen, who is battling a hamstring injury, may end up being sidelined regardless, which likely makes the decision a bit easier for Joeger. Through the first four games of the series, Green is averaging 9.0 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting just under 43 percent from the floor.

Jeff Green F MEM 5 months ago

Green is averaging 9.0 points (31.0 FG, 20.0 3Pt, 85.0 FT), 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks in 26 minutes per game through seven postseason games.

After averaging 13.1 points (42.7 FG, 36.2 3Pt, 82.5 FT), 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks in 30 minutes per game during 45 regular season games with the Grizzlies, his minutes have dropped in the postseason. Green started 37 of the 45 regular season games with the Grizzlies, but yielded his starting spot to defensive ace Tony Allen beginning in Game 2 versus the Blazers. Green's ability to play more than one position helps earn him decent playing time, but it appears that it might take foul trouble or an injury for him to take on a larger role in coach Dave Joerger's postseason rotation. The Grizzlies are back in action on Saturday as the series shifts back to Memphis for Game's 3 and 4.

Jeff Green F MEM 6 months ago

Green is coming off the bench Wednesday against the Blazers, The Oregonian reports.

Green will yield his spot in the starting five to Tony Allen. One game removed from posting 11 points, six rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 28 minutes Sunday, Green may experience a decrease in workload Wednesday

Jeff Green F MEM 6 months ago

Green (back) posted 11 points, six rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 28 minutes of action in Game 1 against the Blazers.

Green struggled from the field (3-for-11) Sunday, but was still able to post a solid line in the end. The Grizzlies could use more scoring from the veteran forward, who will have a chance to post a better game in Game 2.

Jeff Green F MEM 6 months ago

Green (back) will start Sunday's Game 1 against the Trail Blazers, Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports.

With Green and Courtney Lee getting the starting nods, Tony Allen will serve as the Grizzlies' top wing off the bench. There's been no indication that Green's back injury is serious, as he played 34 minutes in Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers.

Jeff Green F MEM 6 months ago

Green (back) is feeling better ahead of Sunday's Game 1 against Portland according to teammate Zach Randolph, Peter Fleischer of FOX Sports reports.

Green is dealing with some lower-back stiffness and is still officially considered questionable for Sunday's game but Randolph's comments are certainly a good indicator that Green may ultimately play. His status should officially be updated sometime before Sunday's tipoff.