Danny Green spoke about winning back-to-back championships and how it’s the Sixers’ job help him win a third straight title.
The Philadelphia 76ers made some sensible moves this past offseason. Getting off of Al Horford’s contract while also acquiring sharpshooting guards Seth Curry and Danny Green was a series of great moves by GM Daryl Morey.
Danny Green is coming off a 2 year stretch where he claimed the championship in both of those years. Back in 2019, he helped the Toronto Raptors clinch their first ever NBA title.
More famously, Green also won the 2020 ‘Bubble’ title with the Los Angeles Lakers, alongside LeBron James. Green had quite nearly become a household name during the 2020 NBA Playoffs due to his missed game winner in Game 5 of the Finals.
Now he seeks to win his 3rd straight with the 76ers.
Danny Green discusses his pursuit for a 3rd straight NBA title.
In his media availability during training camp, Green was asked, “What does it mean when a franchise wants you because you fit in well with superstars and know how to win championships?”
Green said, “It’s amazing to be wanted, so I’m happy to be here. Hopefully I live up totheir expectations but pressure is on them as well. I won back-to-back, it’s their job to win me another one.”
Danny Green jokes about his new 76ers teammates: “I just 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.”
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) December 10, 2020
This was obviously a light-hearted joke shared between the reported and Green; similar to when JJ Redick said it’s up to Zion to take him to the Playoffs for a 14th straight time.
How do the 76ers measure up with their newest offseason acquisitions?
Adding 3 point threats like Seth Curry and Danny Green helps space the floor for Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, both of whom are dominant from within the arc.
This can help increase success rates for dribble hand offs as you’re forced to go over screens, instead of under them. Dwight Howard is also a solid back-up at the 5, behind Joel Embiid.