5. Jeff Green
Green is the oldest and most experienced of this bunch. He’ll turn 37 next season.
He signed a $4.5 million contract with the Denver Nuggets prior to this year before averaging 7.8 points in 19.5 minutes off the bench for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
Green has lost a step or two or three, but there’s no reason he can’t be a productive rotation player, especially in Portland where the Blazers could use a backup wing who can vacillate between the three and four spots behind Jerami Grant and theoretically Cam Reddish or Matisse Thybulle.
Green is only two years removed from averaging 11 points a night and shooting 41.2 percent from deep in 27 minutes per game for a Brooklyn Nets team that was a Kevin Durant big toe away from beating the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks.
The No. 5 overall pick in the 2007 draft has played 83 postseason games with eight different teams. Having a 6-8 wing with that level of experience playing 15 minutes a night off the bench as a versatile option capable of guarding multiple positions who can also hit an open three or two is not a bad option for a Blazers team in need of depth, size, and defense.