Free agent guard Danny Green has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2023-24 season, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Green, aged 36, is making a return to the Sixers, and his previous relationships, particularly with Joel Embiid and the new coach Nick Nurse, have played a significant role in the team’s decision to invite him to training camp with a strong chance of making the opening night roster.
Green, a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers in 2010 and 2020 and the Spurs in 2014, suffered a left ACL and LCL injury during Game 6 of the Sixers’ Eastern Conference playoff loss to Miami in 2022. He was subsequently traded to Memphis during the offseason.
During his two-season tenure with the Sixers, Green maintained a 39.5% accuracy rate on 3-pointers while averaging 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 121 games.
Subsequently, Green inked a free-agent contract to conclude the 2022-23 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers following a trade-deadline transaction that initially placed him in Houston, where he was later released by the Rockets organization.
The Sixers’ roster is currently complete with the addition of Danny Green :
- House Jr.
- Green (new)
However, with James Harden’s desire to leave the team, Daryl Morey will need to either make another acquisition to finalize the roster for the upcoming season or attempt to persuade Harden to stay.
This situation arises from Harden’s explicit preference not to be part of an organization led by Daryl Morey.
If Harden continues to be a part of the team, Danny Green will look forward to the opportunity to work closely with him, and together, they could potentially be key contributors alongside MVP Joel Embiid in the Sixers’ pursuit of an NBA championship.