‘Sought after’ Danny Green jokes about blaming Sixers if he doesn’t get a title three-peat
Danny Green has won two of his three titles over the last two seasons. Now that he’s with the Philadelphia 76ers, he is gunning for that rare three-peat and jokes that he’ll lay the blame on his new teammates if he doesn’t succeed.
Green told Noah Levick of NBC Sports how pleased he is with the Sixers. While most players feel unwanted for being passed around, he reads this as the opposite.
“It’s amazing, man, to be wanted, to be sought after. I’m happy to be here, I’m glad that they wanted me. Hopefully, I live up to expectations. But also, the pressure’s on them. I’ve won back to back, it’s their job to get me there and win another one. If they don’t, they f—ed it up. No, I’m just playing.”
But kidding aside, Green, who will play for his fifth NBA team, knows that his role is to aid in the development of his young teammates. That’s why he feels he can contribute more off-court because of his experience.
“My job is to come in here and help some of these young guys, and even some of the experienced guys—me and Dwight (Howard)—to teach them and give them the winning atmosphere, the winning culture, and building that. It’s not going to happen overnight. It takes day by day. That’s a process, that’s a project that hopefully by All-Star break, by the end of the season, guys are mentally prepared for what’s to come.”
Danny Green already said that he’s taken it upon himself to improve Ben Simmons’ shooting and imploring him not to think about percentages.
The Sixers are aiming for a clean slate with new coach Doc Rivers as they hope to finally get over the hump in the NBA Playoffs.