The Utah Jazz waived veteran small forward Jeff Green on Monday to clear minutes for Georges Niang, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

The Jazz are 18-12 on the season after losing to the Miami Heat. They are looking to become more explosive on offense.

Utah currently has the 23rd ranked offense in the NBA.

Utah loved Green’s professionalism, sources say. But, at this point, the Jazz wanted to clear minutes for Georges Niang because of his shooting and the threat it poses to opposing teams. The Jazz are also very happy with rookie Jarrell Brantley, according to sources. Brantley, a 6-foot-7 power forward, has been a significant force for the G League Salt Lake City Stars. He’s currently on a two-way deal. And while minutes with the Jazz aren’t imminent, the Jazz clearly see him as a potential rotation player at some point.

Green averaged 7.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games for the Jazz. He shot 38.5 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Once he clears waivers, Green will become an unrestricted free agent.

Niang is a better shooter than Green. He's shooting 41.5 percent from the 3-point line this season in 24 games. Niang was the 50th overall pick in the 2016 draft. He played one season with the Indiana Pacers and has been with Utah ever since.