Is Danny Green’s time with the 76ers over?
The 76ers may be about to usher in offseason changes. The biggest potential player is point guard Ben Simmons. He ended a downturn with a poor playoff performance, including a terrible second round against the Eagles. In the series, even though Philadelphia was a favorite, it lost in seven games.
Other players will come and go, especially when it comes to pending free agents like Dwight Howard and Fulkan Kokmaz. These players may be easier to replace in theory-if the 76ers are even interested in the Apple-to-Apple exchange. But after seeing their team for a full season, head coach Daw Creeks and president of basketball operations Darryl Morey may decide that they don’t like how some complementary parts surround their core. If they choose to leave Simmons, they may make more than a few changes, because this move will have a ripple effect on the entire lineup.
However, if they keep Simmons-maybe even if they don’t-you would think that the others in the starting five, with the best starting lineup in the league, are likely to return. This includes the team’s largest future free agent, veteran forward/guard Danny Green. Or is it?
This is a snippet from Keith Pompey’s Inquirer.com story Regarding the possibility of the 76ers trading Simmons for Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard on Wednesday, I boldly emphasized that it was my own…
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Danny Green, who will soon become a free agent, may not be the future 76ers. The team’s first-choice players are MVP runner-up Joel Embiid and the All-Star snubbed Tobias Harris. The Sixers will also have role players in Matisse Sebre, Tyrese Max and Shaq Milton. [inquirer.com]
Normally, I would attribute such a thing to the basketball writer’s opinion on the matter, but because it contradicts everything else I’ve read on the subject—not to mention what conventional wisdom would suggest. Not only does it stop me from moving forward, but it also makes me wonder if it has other meanings.
To get you to the top behind the scenes, writers who have inside information that is not allowed to be publicly disclosed sometimes hide this by using it as their own point of view. Or, if their information is not reliable enough to guarantee such a report, they can do the same, but they think it is true. Not every report is labeled “according to the source”. This may be much more than you realize. Although this does not mean that this is the case here, it cannot be ruled out.
why? Because the 76ers’ idea of ??letting Green walk seems strange on the surface, especially when they hold his early bird rights, which means they can provide him with a considerable amount of money—perhaps more than anything else on the open market. Everyone is willing – and don’t have to worry about this affecting their salary cap status, which is a consideration for teams already on the luxury tax land. Since the 76ers want to maximize the current window with Joel Embiid, it seems wise to spend more money (which will not hinder you in the long term) to retain a valuable player Strategy.
But there are more reasons for him to return to a team that is winning now. Green’s contract will give Morey and his company greater flexibility before the trade deadline. If they hope to hand over the missing part to a potential championship team, they will fail to do so in 2021, and The price was paid in the playoffs.
Here’s more information about Liberty Ballers’ Harrison Grimm about Green’s contract status:
Danny Green made approximately $15.3 million this season, so if we take his early bird rights into account, the 76ers can give him a contract of approximately $26.7 million. Obviously, Green is extremely unlikely to have any team offering him such a high price, but this just shows that the 76ers do have some flexibility to keep Danny Green if they want. This is really a good thing, because he is an important factor behind the team’s success and a role model for some of the team’s young players.
From a financial point of view, retaining Green is also good for the 76ers. For competing teams caught in a luxury tax, matching salaries can sometimes be tricky. Giving Green a reasonable contract, assuming approximately $10 million per year, would allow 76 people to easily match their salaries when trading. In theory, you can combine Green and George Hill’s salary to match a salary of more than $22 million. Letting Green walk may limit the 76ers’ flexibility in trading situations. [libertyballers.com]
Therefore, from a financial point of view, it makes sense for the team to bring Green back. But this is only part of the equation. From a basketball/team perspective?
Green’s statistics for the 2020-21 season are not jaw-dropping — 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and a field goal percentage of 41.2/40.5/77.5 — but you can see how he missed the playoffs. The impact of the absence on the entire team. And what he brings on the defensive end, despite his outstanding performance against Trae Young. At the same time as the third ring, he also brought the experience of his predecessors. Young players like Embiid and Simmons who have never made the second round of the playoffs can rely on them at critical moments.
Our own Kyle Neubeck recently accepted In-depth observation What Green brought last season and what he might offer next season at the age of 34, and believe that although Green might not be the starter of this team next year, it depends on what other moves they make. It is definitely the one that the 76ers should bring back, and even said that this is “no effort”, and this decision should be the “one of the simplest decisions” the team must make throughout the offseason.
Here is more information from Kyle:
Getting Green back is definitely a breeze for me, although it will definitely lower the head coach’s expectations. Easier said than done-Rivers has always trusted veterans, and none of this makes sense. 76ers fans may have to endure some maddening young guards burning Green in order to let Simmons “roam” or first Avoid foul trouble at halftime.
Having said that, Green is a reliable shooter, a good locker room player, and a smart team player who helps the team win. In addition to his value on the court, the final contract signed by the 76ers and Green may ultimately be very important in potential trade negotiations. […] To me, this feels like one of the simplest decisions of the offseason. As long as his price tag is not big enough to scare away ownership, you can complete the transaction. [MORE]
Therefore, from a financial point of view and basketball decision-making point of view, it makes sense for Green to return. We have already determined. But what does his coach think of him?
“I talked to the doctor, and he said,’You know, my first reaction is that you spent a hellish year, and I am grateful for everything you have done for me,'” Green said in a resignation interview. “He said,’You will come back, you won’t go to the fucking throne,’ so this is a good sign they want me to come back.”
Putting all of this together, Pompeo sees Green as someone who “may not be the forward 76er”, which feels very strange. Is this just a general way to refer to a pending unrestricted free agent that may go too far? Or is he trying to tell us something, but doesn’t actually tell us?
He knows what we don’t know?
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