Sixers’ Danny Green Interested to See How Nets Play After Kevin Durant’s Comes Back

Published 04/04/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) stands next to head coach Steve Nash after exiting a game against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


In an ideal scenario, if you were to pick the two teams to make the Eastern Conference Finals, you would select a matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets. These two have been making all the noise in the East, especially the Nets.

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The team in Brooklyn has arguably the most loaded roster in the NBA. With James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant, their offensive arsenal is unmatched. However, Sixers’ Danny Green is not sold on them as a unit yet.

Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) and forward Kevin Durant (7) rest near the team bench during a timeout against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

“There’s only one basketball. It’s going to be interesting to see how they put it together when everyone’s healthy. I think the whole world’s ready to see how it goes when KD comes back, how those three are gonna work out with Blake, LaMarcus,” Green said on the KJZ show.

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There has also been widespread criticism of the Nets‘ recruitment policy. Though none from Danny Green, “But that’s what they are supposed to do. They are supposed to recruit as many as people they can to give them a chance to win.”

Green does not care if the Sixers Fly Off the radar with the Nets getting all the attention

The Nets have become the talk of the town with their All-Star roster. Most analysts and fans are touting them as the favorites to reach the NBA finals and even conquer it all.

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Even though the Sixers are joint-top in the standings with them in the East, they are massively overshadowed. One would think that it might bother them, just like the Jazz in the West. However, it does not faze Danny Green –

“I don’t think that we are getting a ton of recognition, especially because now Joel is out. Obviously, when Joel’s playing, he is an MVP; we get more recognition as a contender… But I think we prefer that way, we don’t care if we get the attention or if we fly off the radar.”

Danny Green #14 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during warm up prior to the Toronto Raptors vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on March 1, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 119-117) (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Maybe, the Sixers are trying to adopt a more humble approach. They may not showcase, but internally they might be slightly agitated. Perhaps, their plan is to do their talking on the court come playoff time.

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Bharat Aggarwal

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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