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  • June 29, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Custom New York Giants Jerseys . - Jeff Green has helped Memphis win seven of eight games since joining the team two weeks ago.The team got Green in a three-team trade from Boston on Jan. 12 in the hope the forward can push the Grizzlies deep into the post-season. Inserting one player, even with Greens talents, means a transition for all, so the Grizzlies are busy redefining roles to find the best combinations.The changes are working so far. Memphis has been winning and Green has reached double figures in six games, including 21 points on the road at Orlando and 18 last weekend in a home victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.He is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds since joining Memphis.Were going to get it right, forward Zach Randolph said. Its a good thing, trying to figure out the chemistry with Jeff.Memphis improved to 33-12 after a 109-90 win at Dallas on Tuesday night, good for second in the Western Conference. Green, a 6-foot-9 player in his seventh season out of Georgetown, gives the Grizzlies a much-needed scorer as they try to reach the Western Finals for the second time in three years.Green can slash to the basket and provide another alternative to the front-line bulk of Randolph and centre Marc Gasol, an All-Star starter. Green can shoot from outside, helping ease the pressure on guards Mike Conley and Courtney Lee.Memphis coach Dave Joerger said theres a lack of practice time to implement plays designed for Green, so the Grizzlies are bringing back some plays they used when Rudy Gay played small forward.Hes just trying find himself on when he can attack, Joerger said of Green. And were trying to create lanes for him to attack where he knows theres not going to be a big in front of him.But adding a new player in the middle of the season means changes for players and reserves who helped the Grizzlies turn in the best start in franchise history. Green has played at least 26 minutes and up to 32 minutes so far.Defensive stalwart Tony Allen, who is dealing with an ankle injury, missed a start as did Lee, who scored in double figures in five straight games before Green replaced him in the starting lineup Jan. 21. That left reserve forward Jon Leuer out of the rotation temporarily, but his minutes have increased in recent games.Green said hes still is adapting, but remains confident hell blend with the team as one of several offensive options for the Grizzlies. Thats a switch from his tenure in Boston, where he was a primary focus of defences.You get comfortable with repetition and time, Green said. Its been great having Marc and Zach looking for me on cuts. The lane has been there for me, Ive just got to be aggressive.The Grizzlies have 27 games left in the regular season, starting Thursday night when Denver visits Memphis, to figure out the best combinations.You want to find something that everybody is comfortable with, Conley said. Were going to experiment and see what works. Well see as the games go on, and hopefully well figure it out sooner than later. Lorenzo Carter Jersey . Charlottetown scored four times in the third period en route to a 5-2 win over the defending champion Halifax Mooseheads on Friday. B.J. Hill Giants Jersey . The above paragraph could be rewritten, verbatim, with Marcus Stromans name in place of Romeros. After both men had disastrous outings in Tuesdays 18-4 mauling at the hands of the Tigers, its clear that neither is the best option to begin the season in Toronto.DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer in the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Ben Zobrist returned to the Rays lineup at designated hitter after missing three games with a stiff neck. He was 0 for 2 with a walk and two strikeouts. Rays starter Nathan Karns, who is a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, walked one, struck out one and allowed three hits in 3 1-3 scoreless innings. Encarrnacion connected off reliever Josh Lueke as part of a four-run fifth inning, which included an RBI double by Colby Rasmus. B.J. Hill Jersey. It was Encarnacions second home run of the spring. Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie each doubled for the Blue Jays. Tampa Bay outfield prospect Jeremy Moore hit his third home run, a solo shot off starter Marcus Stroman that went over the 30-foot batters eye screen in centre field. Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL T-shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys ' ' '