3 Philadelphia 76ers veterans that should retire: Danny Green
Prior to the torn ACL that Danny Green suffered in Game 6 against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, I wouldn’t have had him on this list. However, that is a tough injury to come back from and at the age of 34-years-old, he might not be able to return to his former abilities.
Even before this injury, Green struggled with injuries and consistency during the regular season. He was probably two or three years away from retirement anyway. This injury just sped up the process.
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Green started out on the Cleveland Cavaliers but didn’t find his home until he became a member of the San Antonio Spurs in his second season. He won a title with the Spurs and become the archetype of the modern 3-and-D wing. He also won a title with Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers prior to coming to the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2020-21 season.
He leaves a legacy behind on both ends of the ball. For his postseason career, he has 9th in 3-pointers made, 40th in total steals, and 58th in blocks. For the regular season, he’s 34th in 3-pointer made. Green already has a podcast and certainly has a career in media if he chooses to do that. It’s a shame that there’s a real possibility that a torn ACL may cut his career short.
Whether or not these players end up retiring, there’s a real chance that none of them play for the Philadelphia 76ers again.