Green has slowed down considerably, but despite stretches where his diminishing athleticism is unmistakable, Green is essential to Philadelphia’s success.
The Sixers need Danny Green more than most fans are willing to admit
A lot of people have pushed the narrative that Green’s salary is best viewed as trade filler for the upcoming Feb. 10 trade deadline. He’s not on Thybulle’s level – especially when it comes to containing ball handlers at the point of attack – but the narrative of Green’s defensive decline has been vastly overstated.
The fanbase should be more actively complementary of Green, who remains on the same level as last season and, despite his noticeable flaws, far more impactful than Thybulle or any Sixers reserve.