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Clippers trade for forward Jeff Green, jettison Lance Stephenson

Clippers trade for forward Jeff Green, jettison Lance Stephenson

The Clippers beat the trade deadline buzzer by a matter of minutes Thursday, sending Lance Stephenson and a lottery-protected first-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jeff Green in a move that bolsters their frontcourt.

Green can play both forward positions, allowing him to presumably fill in at power forward for Blake Griffin until Griffin returns from a broken right hand and a four-game suspension that are expected to sideline him until next month.

At that point, Green could provide an upgrade at small forward, one of the Clippers' biggest needs in recent seasons. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Green averaged 12.2 points...

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