Clippers trade Lance Stephenson to Grizzlies for Jeff Green

The Clippers have traded guard Lance Stephenson to the Grizzlies in exchange for forward Jeff Green. 
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The Los Angeles Clippers received forward Jeff Green in a trade that sends guard Lance Stephenson to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Clippers announced Thursday.

Memphis also receives a first-round pick in the trade, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. The pick is a heavily protected choice in the 2019 draft, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

Stephenson was acquired by Los Angeles in an off-season trade with the Hornets that sent Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes to Charlotte. He played 43 games this season, averaging 15.8 minutes per game. 

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Green played in all of Memphis’s 53 games this season, starting 31. He is averaging 12.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.