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76ers: Danny Green tore ACL, LCL

Danny Green at NBA: Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA - MAY 12: Danny Green of Philadelphia 76ers is injured during NBA semifinals between Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on May 12, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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The 76ers’ depressing season-ending loss just got more depressing.

The knee injury Danny Green suffered in Game 6 against the Heat night was as severe as it looked.

Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia:

Green‘s $10 million unguaranteed salary for next season. It now seems highly likely the 76ers will waive him before that money becomes fully guaranteed July 1. Though there’s a theoretical case for keeping Green as an expiring contract to use in a trade, that would only add to an already-expensive payroll.

Unfortunately for Green, he’ll likely never recoup that money. He turns 35 next month, and this injury at that age could spell the end of his time as a reliable NBA contributor.

Green was an ideal role player on some excellent teams. The 3-and-D wing won championships with the Spurs, Raptors and Lakers. As the 76ers bemoan a lack of toughness, Green stood out as an exception.

But it’ll be a tough road back for Green now.