One of the league’s deepest teams has just suffered another loss to its rotation; Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs is expected to be out one month after breaking the second metacarpal bone of his left hand, the team announced on Monday. The guard injured the hand in the first half of the Spurs’ 104-86 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
The injury was initially called a sprained finger, but an MRI and X-Ray confirmed the break.
Green, a starter in San Antonio’s rotation, will likely be replaced by either Manu Ginobili or Marco Belinelli
The 26-year-old is struggling compared to last season. He is averaging 7.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting, compared to his 10.5 points and 44.8 percent shooting in the 2012-2013 campaign. This season’s field-goal percentage is the worst of his career since his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His three-point percentage is also down, decreasing from 42.9 percent to 38.4 percent.
Green is best-known for his barrage of three-pointers in the Finals against the Miami Heat in June. Below are all 23 of them – an NBA Finals record.