Sixers wing Danny Green has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The team has confirmed Charania’s report, adding that Green also sustained a torn LCL in his left knee.
Green injured his knee during Philadelphia’s season-ending Game 6 loss to Miami on Thursday night and there was said to be “significant concern” that the injury was a major one. He underwent an MRI to determine the extent of the damage.
Speaking this afternoon to reporters, including Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Green acknowledged he expected there to be ligament damage but expressed optimism that the major ligaments in his knee would be intact. Unfortunately, it seems that’s not the case.
An ACL tear typically sidelines an NBA player for the better part of a calendar year, if not longer, so Green’s availability for the 2022/23 season is presumably in jeopardy.
To make matters worse, the veteran swingman will turn 35 years old next month — rehabbing such an injury and getting back to full health and effectiveness at his age could be a far greater challenge than it would be for a player 10 or 15 years younger.
A three-time NBA champion with the Spurs, Raptors, and Lakers, Green was one of the Sixers’ most reliable outside shooters in 2021/22, averaging 5.9 PPG and 2.5 RPG on .394/.380/.786 shooting in 62 games (21.8 MPG). He’s a career 39.9% shooter from beyond the arc.
Green signed a two-year, $20MM contract with Philadelphia last offseason, but only the first year was guaranteed. He now appears almost certain to be waived this summer, allowing the 76ers to clear his $10MM salary from their ’22/23 cap.
23 thoughts on “Danny Green Diagnosed With Torn Left ACL, LCL”
Without Green, 76ers still have $146 million team salary next season
Trade Thybulle and Harris to upgrade
Clippers bench is a good talent model for 76ers
Clippers traded trash for Powell and Covington
Without giving up first round pick
Green is now an expiring 10M contract. It’s sad that he may not be playing anymore when his contract expires. He will be 36 years old coming off that injury.
He was a really good role player, always liked him, sad ending but an amazing career for him though.
Hate the 6ers.
Shame for Danny and the team. Hoping he recovers nicely
What do u think of Thybulle going forward
Trade him before you gotta pay him.
Tough call. I love Thybulle, high character guy, tough defense but unless his 3 improves he has good regular season value but only situational value as we saw in this years playoffs.
He is up for an extension? So Morey needs to figure the value out. I would be open to trading him solo or in a package that improves our wing position at the 3-4 spots. But he is good enough that you don’t just dump him or cut him loose.
Tough call and an important decision (one of many) as we have a 1-2 year window at this point IMO. Hate to lose Thybulle but open to it for the right deal.
Thybulle won’t get paid big money. Mid-level if he’s lucky
Decision of the offseason is whether or not they guarantee his deal so that they can use it in a trade or waive and fill his role with vet min.
They’ll waive him likely. Probably sign someone with mid level exception
They could use the MLE or BLE whichever, but if they don’t care a out their tax bill, they could use his salary and Furkans to get a decent wing player in the 15M range.
They can probably have Duncan Robinson if they want.
Damn, his career is likely over.
He’s done well in NBA. Prime example of an athlete who gets better. As he grows as a player. Rooting for you player. Don’t count out Danny lols ……..
He was the 46th pick in 2009 draft.
Get well brother.
Sad for Danny. Tearing your ACL at 35 is essentially a career death sentence. We’ll see but if this was it, hell of a career Mr. Green!
Damn. He has been 1 of the best 2 way wings in the game for a long time at this point. I’ve had to deal with tearing multiple ligaments at the same time a couple of times, and it definitely sucks. That being said, I could see it being something that a player like him could overcome and maybe play 1 or 2 more seasons before calling it. Obviously, I was a lot younger when it happened, but it took me a really long time the first time it happened to recover. He should have access to all the right things though, so I think it shouldnt be as bad for him as it would be for an out of shape high school kid, and I would guess he’ll have the luxury of actually having the surgery, which should cut down his recovery time. He’ll probably have to wear a lengthy cast and be on weighted crutches for a few months
Also just want to point out that for the 2 straight year, Rivers still didn’t play Isaiah Joe in a matchup they needed him, and with Danny Green out, making it even more important for him to play.
One of the teams most reliable shooters who averages less than 6 points a game. Something isn’t adding up.
Embiid hopefully will step up and help Green. He caused the injury.
Man, I hope that he can fully recover. That’s a bad injury for someone of about 36 years old. I would rather see him able to walk normally and retire than going to the floor and cause further damage.
Clumsy ass Embiid!
Danny’s a good dude and has a great podcast. Heal up and give Cube a call for some 3 on 3 fun! Got nothing left to prove in the NBA.
Danny Green runs like he’s 45 years old. ACL injury won’t slow him down even though he’ll be 36 or so when he comes back. It’ll be the layoff that’ll hurt him. The jump shot and the timing Etc. Nice career for a guy who wasn’t overly athletic. Great defender and smart. A champion.
Stop with the negativity you all. He will be back