It might appears that 76ers coach Brett Brown has a dilemma approaching, but most wouldn’t mind having the problem he does. The coach is getting back one of his best players from injury, as guard Tony Wroten practiced yesterday and should be able to play tomorrow night at Atlanta.
Wroten was a little put off when reporters asked yesterday whether he and Michael Carter-Williams could play together. His frustration is understandable. The two are the best players Brown can put on the floor. The problem is that they play the same position and both do it similarly.
“I think it can [work, the two playing together],” Brown said. “I probably won’t start the next game like that. We’ll bring [Wroten] back into it. Who knows?”
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN