After his long-rumored trade from the Celtics was finally approved on Monday, Jeff Green at last made his Memphis Grizzlies debut on Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.
The former Celtics forward scored 10 points with three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes off the bench in a 103-92 Grizzlies win.
Green was 3-for-11 from the floor, missing all four three-pointers he attempted, but was 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He also had a turnover and committed two fouls on the night.
The 28-year-old was the latest piece that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has dealt away over the past month, with Green being sent to Memphis in a three-team deal with the Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans that saw the Celtics acquire Tayshaun Prince, Austin Rivers, and a protected future first-round pick.
Green had started 33 games for the Celtics this season, averaging 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 43 percent from the field and 30 percent from beyond the arc. Entering Wednesday, his career numbers were 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per in 511 NBA games.
Green was drafted by the Celtics with the No. 5 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, but was shipped to Seattle in the deal that brought Ray Allen to Boston. He was re-acquired in 2010 when the C’s traded Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City.