Green practiced with the starters in Luol Deng's absence, and could start Wednesday's game in his place, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Green, who missed six games earlier this season seems to be a likely candidate to receive the starting shooting guard spot during Wednesday's game while Deng rests his injured, although Justise Winslow is ahead of him on the depth chart. This comes from reports saying Green practiced with the starting Heat squad during Wednesday's shootaround in place of Deng, although coach Erik Spoelstra's intentions for Green are yet unclear.
Green made his return to the court following a six-game absence in Tuesday's loss to the Timberwolves. He played 12 minutes and scored two points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds and an assist. Green, who missed four games while hospitalized with an undisclosed medical issue and then missed another two due to a team-imposed suspension, found himself with a smaller role off the bench Tuesday than he previously enjoyed, as Tyler Johnson seems to have surpassed him on the depth chart. It's not out of the question for Green to reemerge as the Heat's top scoring threat on their second unit, but it may take a few quality shooting performances over lower-minute appearances before he fully regains the trust of coach Erik Spoelstra.
Green (suspension) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. After rejoining the Heat for practice Friday following a hospitalization that cost him four games and a subsequent suspension that resulted in a two-game ban, Green seems to have made amends with the team and coach Erik Spoelstra. He'll have to adjust to life on a second unit that no longer includes Mario Chalmers, who was traded to Memphis last week, but Green's ability to provide an offensive spark off the bench is a quality the Heat sorely need. The extensive time Green missed, however, may force him to settle for light minutes initially, as Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Justise Winslow, and Tyler Johnson appear to rank ahead of Green in Spoelstra's perimeter rotation.
Green has been suspended two games by the Heat, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Green was only recently released from a Miami area hospital, where he spent last Wednesday through Saturday. A reason hasn't been released for the absence, but the Heat have clearly deemed the incident worthy of discipline. After sitting out Tuesday against the Lakers and Thursday versus the Jazz, Green will be eligible to return next Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
Green (undisclosed) has been listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Green has not played since being admitted to a Miami hospital for undisclosed reasons. It's still unclear how long he will be out, so for the time being he should be considered day to day. Looking forward, his next opportunity to play will be Thursday against Utah.
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