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Jeff Green reveals Quin Snyder wants him to take on more ball-handling and playmaking responsibility

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Utah Jazz small forward Jeff Green says head coach Quin Snyder wants him to take on more ball-handling and playmaking responsibility.

Green is a very versatile player for his height, so Snyder and the Jazz want to use him in different roles this season to use his skills effectively:

“That’s one of the many things he’s encouraged me to do,” Green said, via Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune. “With the personnel that we have, we have a bunch of guys who can bring the ball up the floor and initiate the offense. So me, as a versatile guy who can rebound the ball and push it, he expects that from me. So I’m gonna do my best to do a good job at doing that. I think it’ll be a good challenge, it’ll be fun for me, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Jeff Green played for the Washington Wizards last season. He averaged 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 89.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Green signed a one-year deal with the Jazz in free agency. He began his NBA career with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Since then, Green has played for the Boston CelticsMemphis GrizzliesLos Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Wizards and now the Jazz.