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Grizzlies’ Danny Green Making Season Debut February 1st

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Memphis Grizzlies veteran guard Danny Green, who has won three NBA championships, will make his season debut with the team on February 1st, Green announced on his “Inside The Green Room” podcast, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Green, 35, tore the anterior and lateral cruciate ligaments in his left knee while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals back in May, and landed with the Grizzlies during a draft night trade in June.

Green has spent several months rehabilitating the knee.

“What I bring is definitely needed here: perimeter shooting and perimeter defense,” Green said, per ESPN. “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.”

“They’ve made it easier for me here,” Green said. “They’ve respected me and respected that I have a résumé, a viewpoint and 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.”

“It’s not realistic [to come back from this injury this quickly],” Green said on his podcast. “Everybody’s body is very different, but I’ve been lucky … to have a pretty good surgeon, a pretty good body that healed really well and quickly, and the right people around me to help me get there. A lot of things had to fall in place for this to happen this way.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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