Free Agent Reunion? 76ers Projected to Bring Back Former Player

A reunion between the Philadelphia 76ers and a former player could make sense for both sides.
Oct 29, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Nick Nurse reacts
Oct 29, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Nick Nurse reacts / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

An 8-1 start to the season showed the Philadelphia 76ers have what it takes to contend this season. However, a 2-4 stretch over their last six games has reminded Daryl Morey that his roster isn't without some holes.

As a result, Morey should be canvassing the league for ways to improve his group. That includes perusing the free-agent market, where there's one familiar name to consider.

76ers Rumors: Danny Green Reunion?

In a recent article, Bleacher Report's Eric Pincus said the 76ers are an ideal landing spot for veteran Danny Green. Pincus believes Green would make a big impact in the locker room with his leadership, even if he's no longer a high-minutes type of player at this stage in his career.

It's worth wondering if adding Green is worth the hassle with the roster at its maximum of 15 players and the tax implications that would be involved. While he has familiarity with both Philadelphia's roster and head coach Nick Nurse, he posted career lows in minutes (12.5) and points (5.5) per game to begin last season.

Complicating matters is the fact Green's coming off of an ACL tear that ended his 2022-23 campaign after just 11 appearances. That only heightens worries about his effectiveness on the court, especially considering he's 36 years old now.

Philly did sign Green this offseason, though, which shows some confidence in his ability to come back from that major injury. He unfortunately didn't get to show the team enough before he was cut in the wake of the James Harden deal, posting 0.0 PPG in 9.0 MPG across two outings earlier this season.

For a team with championship aspirations, signing Green to take up one of the last seats on the bench isn't the type of move that's going to change anything. Instead, Morey would be better served spending his time on a splashy addition to really raise the Sixers' ceiling.

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