With Danny Green Out 2-3 Weeks, Who Steps in His Place
Veteran forward Danny Green has been one of the best three-point shooters on the Sixers roster this season, hitting 40.5%, but they will be without that shooting for the next two to three weeks because of a strained right calf.
Green limped off the court midway through the first quarter and didn’t return.
This obviously puts Green spot in the starting lineup up-for-grabs, with Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, and Furkan Korkmaz the most likely options to take his place in the lineup.
Each player brings a little something different to the lineup with Milton and Korkmaz more offensive-minded and Thybulle specializing in defense. With Thybulle on the floor, the Sixers have done a tremendous job in Trae Young, along with Ben Simmons. Milton gave the team a big lift on the offensive end of the floor in Game 2. Korkmaz had his best offensive showing, scoring 14 points in 27 minutes of action in Game 3.
Another option could be veteran George Hill, who has excelled playing with the starting unit, but hasn't had as much of an impact with the second-unit. Hill gives the offense another ball-handler and is a better defensive option than Milton.
While losing the 33-year-old Green will be a loss, he hasn't been as productive in the postseason. During the playoffs, Green is scoring 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting just 43.8% from the floor and 37.8% from three, all down from his regular season numbers, where he scored 9.5 points 3.8 rebounds, hitting 40.5% from three.
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