76ers bring back Danny Green on a two-year, $20 million deal
According to Harrison Sanford, Danny Green has re-signed with the Sixers through the 2022-23 season. Danny Green will make 20 million dollars over the two seasons, a drop-off from his previous two-year contract at 30 million. Despite original reports suggesting a team option was included in the final year, Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed there are no options in the contract. The Sixers bring back a familiar face and veteran in the locker room on a cheaper AAV than last season.
Danny Green is coming off a season where he shot 40 percent from deep on an astounding 6.3 attempts per game from three. Green was one of the most underrated Sixers last season, and was hands down the squad’s best shooter. Green’s absence for a majority of the series against the Hawks after a calf strain not only forced the Sixers to thin out the bench, but took away one of the team’s most clutch shooters. Outside his proficiency from deep, Danny Green also had career highs in steals (1.3) and blocks (0.8) per game last season. Finally, Green also only missed three regular season games last year, the least out of the starting five.
While 76er fans seem to hold mixed feelings regarding the re-signing of Danny Green, there’s no denying how important shooting is on a team with an MVP-level center attracting defenders to the paint. Re-signing a guy who led the league in corner threes made last season will certainly help the 76ers offense for the next two seasons. Grabbing Green for less money than his previous contract, and with matching offers from the Cavaliers is just icing on the cake.
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