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Utah Jazz Waiving Forward Jeff Green

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The Trail Blazers also have an injured-player exception and a roster spot.

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The Utah Jazz are waiving forward Jeff Green, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The news has little to do with the Portland Trail Blazers on the surface, but Portland is short a forward due to injuries to Zach Collins and Rodney Hood. They’ve also been granted a $2.9 million injured-player exception to sign a replacement for Hood. Green is on a $1.6 million, expiring contract. He fits the profile of a player the Blazers could spend their exception on.

The 6’8 forward has played a dozen seasons in the NBA. His .333 career three-point shooting percentage and his .385 clip from the field this year with the Jazz both speak against acquiring him. He attempts 55% of his shots from distance. He has filled 18.4 minutes per game for the Jazz as a reserve this season.

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