Danny Green says Sixers welcomed back Tobias Harris, others to practice

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The Philadelphia 76ers appear to be getting some reinforcements before their game against the Miami Heat on Thursday. After being out for about a week now due to the league’s health and safety protocols, the Sixers appear to be welcoming back Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, and Matisse Thybulle back to the lineup.

As the team had a shootaround practice on Thursday, veteran Danny Green was excited to have them back out there with the team.

“Yeah, we did have them here,” said Green with a smile. “It was good to see the guys’ faces again, have them around, and know that we some extra bodies for tonight.”

The Sixers have had to rely on young players such as Tyrese Maxey, Isaiah Joe, and Dakota Mathias when it comes to trying to play and win these games during a tough time in the league. It is important for the Sixers to finally have their main players back and it will also take some of the load off a veteran like Green.

“It would be amazing,” he said. “I won’t have to play as many minutes, nobody’s ever complained about playing many minutes but for me, as I’ve gotten older, I don’t think I need to play as many minutes as I had been playing.”

Playing fewer minutes for somebody like Green allows him to be sharper with his focus. He was asked to be another ball-handler with the Sixers so shorthanded and a few more players coming back allows him to be able to do more of what he was brought in to do which is to shoot the ball from deep.

“To be more efficient, be more focused more locked in to not make as many mental mistakes offensively and defensively in any lapses,” he finished. “I gotta do a better job with taking care of the ball, not turning it over. With those guys being back, I think it makes it easier for me to just do my job and what I was brought in to do.”

Tipoff with the Heat is set for 7:00 p.m. EST at the Wells Fargo Center.

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