UNC Basketball: Danny Green signs with Philadelphia 76ers

The former UNC basketball standout returns to Philadelphia in hopes of helping the 76ers make a push toward an NBA title. 

Danny Green is returning to Philadelphia.

The former UNC basketball standout has agreed to a one-year deal with his former team. His return to Philadelphia was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Green spent two seasons with the 76ers, as his last game with the franchise was during Game 6 of the Sixers’ 2022 Eastern Conference playoff loss to Miami. That game did not end well for Green, as he tore his left ACL and LCL early on in the contest.

The following offseason, Green was traded to Memphis, only to be dealt at the trade deadline to the Houston Rockets. Houston elected to waive the veteran guard, who proceeded to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season.

Green shot 39.5% from three-point range during his previous stint with the 76ers. His return to Philadelphia is, in large part, due to his relationships with new head coach Nick Nurse and star big man Joel Embiid.

The 76ers are hopeful that he will earn a spot on the team’s opening night roster, providing a veteran guard who has the ability to be an above-average shooter from beyond the arc. With his championship pedigree (having three NBA titles to his name already) the 36-year-old still has plenty left in the tank to offer, especially for a team that has aspirations of winning a title during the upcoming NBA season.

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