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Philadelphia 76ers: Letting Danny Green walk in free agency is a mistake



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Do the Philadelphia 76ers outlast the Atlanta Hawks if Danny Green doesn’t get injured in Game 3?

I know Green’s absence sort of gets lost in the minutia of a wholly disappointing effort, lowlighted by record-setting blown leads, rotational woes, and a play that will forever be remembered as “The shot,” but for a team that relied so heavily on their starting five, losing even their fifth man was a blow that simply couldn’t be overcome.

No offense to Furkan Korkmaz, who averaged 7.5 points per game in his four-game stint in the starting five, but kicking him up a chair not only left Philly lacking in reliable bench scoring but down a starting two-way player who could have helped to neutralize Kevin Huerter in Game 7.

Could Green, in concert with Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle, have been the difference in that final fourth quarter? Maybe, maybe not, but assuming the Sixers don’t opt to flip him as part of a sign-and-trade later this summer, we may get a second opportunity to find out next season, as it makes very little sense for the team to do anything but re-sign Green when his contract comes up this summer.

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At this point in his career, Danny Green is what he is. Though Green averaged the fewest minutes of any of the team’s starters, he was still featured heavily in most sets with Joel Embiid and served as a viable closing lineup player for a Sixers squad lacking in players with that two-way clarification.

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