The San Antonio Spurs got some bad news recently when they found out that shooting guard Danny Green will be sidelined about four weeks with a non-displaced fracture in the index finger of his left hand. Not sure when they found out, but the team announced this unfortunate news on Monday.
The good part for Spurs’ fans is that he will likely be back in time for the playoffs. People forget that Green was almost on track to be the Finals MVP if you just went by the numbers of the first five games of that series. Obviously, Tony Parker or Tim Duncan would have actually won the award, but Green’s contributions were simply that huge and almost got Timmy a fifth ring. The key word there is almost, and it is only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Green is averaging 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 39 games this season, but his shooting will be key in the playoffs if the guard can come back totally healthy. The Spurs lead the West right now with a 29-8 record, but they have had some bad luck with injuries lately so it is hard to imagine them keeping the top spot.
So expect Green back about a month from now, and will be wishing a speedy recovery for the former Tar Heel. One more pro b-ball piece coming at you today, and then be sure to stop by Rant Sports Prep too.