12. Danny Green (written by Nick Butler)
Danny Green has returned to the Philadelphia 76ers and a move like this usually signifies that you are all in. Green has a Championship pedigree, having won three NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Lakers. His veteran leadership will most likely prove to be more valuable to this Sixers team than his on-court play.
It has been well-documented that one of the Sixers’ biggest concerns is their lack of wing depth. This roster has been missing a 3-and-D player bench player and Green could be the answer to help provide that. He is well past the days of being an everyday starter in the league, but that is not what he will be asked to do in Philly.
Danny Green and Nick Nurse were together in Toronto.
Having knowledge of Nurse’s system should help Green fit seamlessly into a bench rotation spot. He is in the same category as PJ Tucker and Patrick Beverley, who are not afraid to speak their mind and go at anyone, even superstars, when the effort is lacking. That will provide a boost for the young guys and set a tone in the locker room.
This Sixers’ team has some dawgs on the roster and adding Green adds a wing who plays with more finesse. He will most likely average 10-12 minutes a game, but having a rested Green off the bench heading into the playoffs could be a real cheat code for this Sixers team.