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NBA Trade Deadline: Clippers acquire Jeff Green

The Memphis Grizzlies send versatile wing man Jeff Green to the Clippers in return for Lance Stephenson and a protected first round draft pick.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's Marc Stein and Zack Lowe report that the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to trade Lance Stephenson and a 2019 protected first round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in return for forward Jeff Green.

Green reunites with former Celtics turned Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. Green averaged 20.3 PPG in the 2013 playoffs for Boston, his last season which he played under Rivers according to ESPN Stats & Info.

While the Clips didn't add any depth to their roster, Jeff Green will be able to benefit from playing with the likes of Chris Paul. The Clippers are hoping that Green can step in right away and increase production from the Small Forward position. Both Lance Stephenson and Paul Pierce have not lived up to preseason expectations for Los Angeles.

Green is in the final year of his contract and can become a free agent after the season in July. Check back for more updates and analysis regarding the NBA Trade Deadline.

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