Grizzlies' Green plans to make season debut Feb. 1 vs. Blazers

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Memphis Grizzlies wing Danny Green plans to make his season debut Feb. 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers, he announced Wednesday on his "Inside The Green Room" podcast.

Green hasn't played since he suffered a torn ACL and LCL last May in the second round of the playoffs as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Memphis acquired the veteran sharpshooter from the 76ers in an offseason trade. The 35-year-old is confident that he can provide an immediate impact both on and off the court.

"What I bring is definitely needed here: perimeter shooting and perimeter defense," Green told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "I think I can bring maturity and help a young team understand what it takes to win. This has been an A-1 organization from top to bottom in handling this entire rehab with me."

Green is one of four players in league history to win a championship with three different teams. The North Carolina product earned his lone NBA All-Defensive second-team selection during the 2016-17 campaign.

Green is a career 39.9% shooter from downtown and should bolster the Grizzlies' 21st-ranked 3-point shooting. He averaged 5.9 points and made 38% of his triples over 62 appearances last season.

"They've made it easier for me here," Green said. "They've respected me and respected that I have a resume, a viewpoint, and (a) perspective based on what I've experienced. It's still hard when you're not battle-tested with a group, but we'll try to get there as soon as possible."

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