Danny Green Establishes What The Philadelphia 76ers Need To Do In Order To Win

Published 12/09/2020, 3:30 PM EST
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)


The 2019-20 NBA campaign did not end as one had hoped for the Philadelphia 76ers. After getting a duo like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, the Sixers were blindly listed as one of the top contenders. However, that was just on paper. When it actually came to it, Simmons and Joel just did not fit well together. But it looks like Danny Green is ready to bring back a winning culture in the Sixers.

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The Sixers did not even make it past the first round of the playoffs, thanks to the Boston Celtics. This resulted in a major overhaul including the coach, roster, and front office. What they lacked most was a shooter. Ben Simmons, in particular, has some major hesitation when it comes to taking three’s. But it looks like Danny Green is here to do exactly that.

The veteran guard has more than a decade’s experience in the league. Not only has he won three titles with three different teams, but his three-point percentage is also a whopping 40%. That’s exactly what Philadelphia needs.

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He has played alongside many of the league’s bigs like Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Tony Parker, and so on. So, coach Doc Rivers won’t find it difficult at all to fit him in alongside the franchise’s dynamic duo.

Oct 4, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green (14) dribbles against Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) during the first quarter of game three of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Green’s expectations from the Philadelphia 76ers

As this three-time champion makes his way to a team that hasn’t won a title since 1983, he has some goals set and expectations in mind. On ‘Inside the Green Room’, Green said, “The scouting report for us is we want to speed up and play fast. That’s one of the goals that Doc has for us. He wants us to play fast but also wants to be the best defensive teams in the league.”

“Doc wants us to be one of the top five defensive teams, and that’s our expectations. Don’t get it twisted. We want to win, but we can’t fall short of anything less than being in the eastern conference finals. But the goal is to win and be the last team standing, and we have those expectations from ourselves. We believe we can do it!”. 

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He further explained the grave consequences of falling short. “It’s going to be a bust or bad season. It’s probably going to break it up, trades. It always happens.”

Although, he hopes that the players don’t lose the essence of enjoying the game as well. It won’t be easy at all. With the competition they have in front of them, the Sixers would have a lot of pressure on them. Hopefully, Danny Green will help unburden that from Embiid and Simmons’ shoulders.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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