Remember when Iguodala was billed as the second AI for the Philadelphia 76ers to follow Allen Iverson, and bring this franchise to the promise land? Well not only did that never come to fruition in Philly, but Iguodala was able to land on one of the most dynastic teams in the history of the NBA, and with that came 4 NBA Championships and one NBA MVP award. Granted the MVP was for playing “defense” against LeBron James who should have been the MVP even though James was on the losing Finals team.
Nevertheless, Iguodala seems to have contemplated retirement for the last four offseasons but always returns to the league. In the last couple of seasons, he has been more of a quasi-coach for the Golden State Warriors and it seems as though that would be a natural transition for the 39-year-old. Steve Kerr would likely welcome Iguodala on the coaching staff since he has practically been in that role.
Continuing the trend of aging players well past their prime, we arrive at Danny Green. The former Sixer most recently played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he appeared in only 11 games due to recovering from ACL and LCL tears he suffered during the end of his tenure with the Sixers.
At 36, it is fair to wonder how much is left in the tank for Green. In his prime years in San Antonio and Toronto, Green was a top-tier perimeter defender who was elite behind the three-point arc. He was a valuable starter on Championship teams in both of those cities and he added a third Championship in a lesser role with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.
Green may be the only Sixers player on this list that I would be open to the team re-signing. The Sixers are notably weak at the wing position and even if Green is past his prime, he can still knock down threes with Joel Embiid being one of the league’s best floor spacers due to the attention he attracts, Green could fill the Georges Niang role from last season.