Sixers’ Danny Green Details About the End of Season Meeting With the Lakers GM Rob Pelinka

Published 12/09/2020, 12:00 PM EST


The Philadelphia 76ers added Danny Green to their roster in hopes of winning an NBA title. Green will bring a much-needed veteran presence to the team and will help in spacing the floor.

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Moreover, Green has won three NBA championships in his career with three different franchises. The latest was with the Los Angeles Lakers last season in the Orlando Bubble. However, DG was a shell of himself during that championship run as he struggled to find his groove.

Green’s struggles played a major role in him being traded to Philly for this season. Danny opened up about his meeting with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on the latest episode of ‘Danny Green x Inside the Green Room’. He said:

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It was a meeting that I think we were all looking forward to because a lot of guys knew there was going to be some moving pieces. Unfortunately when you win one it’s very hard to bring everyone back.”

Green further talked about what he expected from the meeting and what actually went down when the team sat down with Pelinka.

The meeting basically from them, I thought it would have been more but you know it was what it needed to be. It didn’t meed to be any more than that. It was a congratulatory thank you for your services… So it was a very brief, you know about 10 minutes of just sharing experiences of being back to normal life outside of the bubble type of meeting.”

During his one-year stay at the Lakers, Green averaged 8.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. While his numbers do not jump out of the box score, he did his job. He was hired to play the role of a sharpshooter for the team.

What’s next for Danny Green in his career?

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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)

Moving forward, the 33-year-old will provide his services to Philadelphia 76ers. With the Sixers, he has now joined forces with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, who are hungry to win an NBA Championship.

As in the last few years, they have struggled to make a deep run into the playoffs. However, Green’s addition to the roster can change things up for the franchise. He can work as a mentor for some of the young players on the roster. Additionally, it is always good to have a player with championship experience on the team as well.

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What are your thoughts on DG’s expectations for this season? Will he have a great year with the Sixers or will he struggle?

 

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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