BRISBANE Lions small forward Josh Green is understood to be open to a trade as he ponders a fresh start to revitalise his AFL career.

The talented 24-year-old battled for goalscoring opportunities in 2016 as the club blooded inexperienced key forwards and struggled to move the ball inside 50.

He had a delayed pre-season due to a foot injury and never found the continuity that had defined his previous three seasons.

He kicked just 11 goals in 10 games after kicking 82 goals in 53 games between 2013 and 2015. In 2014 he was the club's leading goalkicker with 33 goals.

The Lions will be looking to give their list a new dynamic in 2017 with a new coach and a new senior football manager.

They are making an application for a priority pick with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan saying they had a legitimate claim for a pick this season. The AFL Commission will make that call in a meeting on the Monday of Grand Final week.

The club has pick 2 and pick 20 at this stage, as well as St Kilda's second round pick and has many players locked in on long-term contracts.

They do not have a top-end crop of Academy Graduates this season with Jacob Allison a chance to join the club late in the draft.

The small forward role is one area where the Lions had a surplus of players with Lewis Taylor and Dayne Zorko performing well in that position.

Green, who hails from Tasmania, should attract interest from clubs looking for a smart, small forward, given his age and his proven goalkicking prowess.

He was selection No.32 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft.