The Philadelphia 76ers failed to live up to their title aspirations in the NBA Playoffs, bowing out in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In the process, they lost two-way wing Danny Green to a torn ACL and LCL, which is expected to keep him out for the foreseeable future. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, the Sixers could be looking to trade Green with their No. 23 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft due to his expiring $10 million contract:
The Sixers are exploring trades involving this pick and Danny Green, according to sources. While Green was an important two-way wing for the Sixers, he tore both the ACL and LCL in his left knee in May and now he has an expiring $10 million contract.
Unfortunately, this makes sense for Philly. It’s likely Green misses almost the entire 2022-23 campaign due to the injury, so they might as well go out and try to get another 3-and-D player. To be frank, he honestly struggled to make much of an impact, averaging just 5.9 points on 38% shooting in 62 games. In the playoffs, he was a bit better with 8.6 points per night, though.
Given his age, there is also the chance this injury is career-altering for the Sixers sharpshooter. We’ll see what materializes by draft night in this situation.