Winning in the NBA is not easy to do, especially sustaining that success over a long time. Only superstars in the NBA can lead their team to that many successful years through the 82-game regular season grind. It's either those or extremely valuable role-players who are coveted by contending teams.
One of those role-players is Danny Green, who has a long history of winning in the NBA. He is one of the few players in league history to win a title with 3 teams, being part of title squads on the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Lakers. Through his time on such strong teams, he has racked up a lot of wins in his career.
Since 2013, Green has had the most regular-season wins in the NBA with 512. He did with the 3 aforementioned teams and the Philadelphia 76ers, who led the Eastern Conference in wins in 2020-21. Players behind him are Chris Paul (478), Stephen Curry (474), Draymond Green (470), James Harden (466), Patty Mills (462), and LeBron James (453). Fans couldn't believe the result either.
Why Is Danny Green Always On Contending Teams?
Danny Green isn't the kind of player that can lead a team to a lot of success as the sole offensive option, and he has never been that guy in his career. However, he is probably one of the best 3-and-D players in the league when put into the right system. He thrived under Gregg Popovich, Nick Nurse, and Frank Vogel in his championship years because he played his role perfectly.
Green would have been a great piece for the contending Philadelphia 76ers this season but was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for De'Anthony Melton. Green tore both his ACLs in the Playoffs for the 76ers, so he is presumed to sit out the entirety of next season. However, the 35-year-old career-winner is determined to make it back before the 2023 All-Star break and possibly contribute to the Grizzlies.