Philadelphia 76ers: 3 free agent destinations for Danny Green

Philadelphia 76ers, Danny Green (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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The most important free agent from the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason is Danny Green. He was a starter for the number one team in the Eastern Conference and is one of the original 3-and-D. His injury in the second round of the playoffs was felt when the Sixers eventually lost to the Atlanta Hawks.

Green recently turned 34 years old and despite losing a half step on defense, he’s still better than most in the NBA on that side of the ball. This past season, he averaged 9.5 points and 1.3 steals, while converting 40.5 percent of his 3-pointers.

His importance to the roster is unquestioned and there’s really no reason why the 76ers shouldn’t bring him back. Either he will be an important role player or he can be used in a trade at some point next year. However, free agency is a two-way street and there’s a chance that Green doesn’t come back. If he doesn’t there should be at least three contenders that Green should consider joining.

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3 free agent destinations for Green: Miami Heat

If Green wants to get paid, then the Miami Heat has the capability to free up enough cap space to sign Green to a good deal and still sign another star to pair alongside Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

Thanks to Green’s experience playing for Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs, the culture in Miami shouldn’t be foreign to the veteran. He’d slide back to a shooting guard position which is more of his natural position versus the small forward spot which Philly had him playing.

Signing Green would probably mean that the Heat wouldn’t bring back Victor Oladipo in free agency and it would be understandable why they wouldn’t. Oladipo hasn’t been healthy for several seasons now and Green while old, doesn’t have major injury issues.

Green would continue to add to the Heat’s defensive mentality and he would be a nice compliment next to Butler. Green has done well playing alongside elite small forwards with winning championships with both LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard in the past.