The 76ers’ depressing season-ending loss simply bought extra miserable.
Noah Levick of NBC Sports activities Philadelphia:
MRI confirmed Danny Inexperienced suffered tears of the ACL and LCL in his left knee final evening, Sixers official says.
— Noah Levick (@NoahLevick) May 13, 2022
Inexperienced‘s $10 million unguaranteed wage for subsequent season. It now appears extremely probably the 76ers will waive him earlier than that cash turns into totally assured July 1. Although there’s a theoretical case for maintaining Inexperienced as an expiring contract to make use of in a commerce, that might solely add to an already-expensive payroll.
Sadly for Inexperienced, he’ll probably by no means recoup that cash. He turns 35 subsequent month, and this harm at that age may spell the top of his time as a dependable NBA contributor.
Inexperienced was an ideal role player on some excellent teams. The three-and-D wing received championships with the Spurs, Raptors and Lakers. Because the 76ers bemoan a lack of toughness, Inexperienced stood out as an exception.
But it surely’ll be a tricky highway again for Inexperienced now.