In Philadelphia, the 76ers are going to do whatever they can to improve their team and surround Joel Embiid with the best teammates possible.
According to Marc Stein, part of their plan could include trading Danny Green and the No. 23 pick in this year's draft. Here are the details.
The Sixers are exploring trades involving this pick and Danny Green, according to sources. While Green was an important two-way wing for the Sixers, he tore both the ACL and LCL in his left knee in May and now he has an expiring $10 million contract. If they end trading the pick, I’d imagine a raw, high-upside player like Wesley would have wide appeal. If the Sixers keep it, taking a swing could pay off since they don’t have a first again until 2024 after the Nets deferred this year’s pick to take Philly’s 2023 selection instead. That’s a bet that the Sixers will be worse.
Green is a veteran sharpshooter and champion who brings a lot to the table for his team. Even after tearing his ACL, he has no intention of slowing down now.
"I’d like to end on my own terms and not a major injury. I will be back before All-Star break. You better believe it. You heard it here first. So I will work my tail off to rehab to get back healthy. My body and my bones usually heal pretty well. I don’t have any bad habits. So, yeah, I think I’ll be back in time to help the team in the playoff run and show and prove that I’m able to still play at that level to help a team get a win in the playoffs."
This summer, the 76ers must work to find a deal that improves their team. James Harden and Joel Embiid will need all the help they can get in their second season together.
Like it or not, Danny Green might be a way to open up some possibilities.