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Sixers reportedly have interest in Danny Green

Andrew Porter
June 24, 2019 - 8:37 am

With the start of NBA free-agency just six days away, one name that has been mentioned as a potential Sixers addition is Raptors veteran shooting guard Danny Green. And according to 94WIP's Howard Eskin, the Sixers do indeed have interest in the now two-time NBA champion. 

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Sixers head coach Brett Brown spent time with Green in San Antonio from 2010-2013, when Brown was the Spurs' director of player development. Green, a second-round pick, was waived by the Cavaliers and picked up by the Spurs in 2010. He's gone on to become a very reliable and valuable three-and-D NBA player, helping the Spurs win a championship in 2014 and the Raptors this season. 

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Green, 32, is a career 40.4% three-point shooter, coming off a season where he shot a career best 45.5% from deep, 2nd highest in the NBA, on 5.4 attempts. At 6'6", Green is also a plus-defender, recording a 2.9 defensive win share number in each of the last two seasons and has a career 1.9 defensive box plus-minus. 

Green was traded to Toronto from San Antonio last summer and now enters 2019-20 as an unrestricted free-agent. Green signed a four-year deal with the Spurs worth $40 million in 2015. 

As for the Sixers, they are reportedly attempting to re-sign their own free-agents first in JJ Redick, Tobias Harris, and Jimmy Butler. According to Eskin, Green could still be a possibility as a potential bench option even if Philadelphia decided to re-sign Redick, another veteran three-point specialist. Green, who is three-years younger than Redick, would certainly be an upgrade over him on the defensive side of the floor. Surrounding Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons with Green, Redick, and Harris would give them three elite shooters. Obviously, there are salary cap restraints and while the team says it's willing to pay the luxury for re-signing some of their own free-agents and going over the expected $109 million 2019-20 cap figure, it remains to be seen.