Do the Grizzlies need more frontcourt depth?
SEP 21, 12:56p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Oct 7 / 11:54a ET
News: 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.
Impact: Coach Dave Joerger has yet to confirm as much, but it looks like Green, who entered the Grizzlies' starting lineup late in the postseason, will replace Tony Allen as the team's preferred option at small forward this season. Allen's lock-down defense on the perimeter may afford him more minutes against small-ball lineups, but Green's superior all-around game should give the Grizzlies a needed jolt offensively. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 13.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 45 games with the Grizzlies last season after coming over from the Celtics in a January trade.