Danny Green suffered torn ACL and LCL during Game 6 loss to Heat
After undergoing an MRI today, it has been confirmed that Danny Green has suffered a torn ACL and LCL during yesterday’s Game 6 season-ending loss to the Miami Heat last night.
Green exited yesterday’s game early after Joel Embiid fell on him, resulting in a gruesome injury. At 35-years old, this could be potentially career-ending for the Sixers forward, having already lost a few steps in athleticism over the last couple of seasons.
Green has one year remaining on his contract at $10 million, but none of it is guaranteed. There are two likely routes that the 76ers will go since it’s doubtful that Green will even be able to play at any point next season.
They could apply for a disabled player exception, which the league would likely grant. This allows the 76ers to sign a player to a one-year contract or trade for a player on an expiring deal up to whatever amount the league awards.
For example, the 76ers could be awarded $7 million, and they could then trade for a player making $5 million on a one-year contract without having to send back any salary.
Philadelphia could also waive Green and gain the $10 million back, but depending on their salary cap situation, the disabled player exception might make more sense.
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