The 76ers are aggressively shopping veteran guard Danny Green and the No. 23 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.
This followed a report from Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who wrote that the Sixers have been gauging the market for Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz — and yes, Green and the pick.
The Sixers have been on the lookout for a third star to pair with Joel Embiid and James Harden, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, and seem to be exploring the market to make it happen. Clearly, Green and a late first-rounder along wouldn’t garner that return, but it could land them a “win-now” veteran in reserve.
Green, 34, is 6-foot-6 and averaged 5.9 points last season, shooting 38 percent on 3-pointers. He could offer some perimeter shooting and defense for a contender, as well as leadership for an up-and-coming team with young players.
Along with the 76ers, he has spent time with the Lakers, Raptors, Spurs and Cavaliers.
Prospects such as Notre Dame shooting guard Blake Wesley, G League shooting guard Jaden Hardy, Auburn center Walker Kessler and Tennessee point guard Kennedy Chandler are projected to be drafted in the No. 23 range.
But as Scotto noted, “Hardy, or anyone else selected by Philadelphia, could be on the move,” as part of a Green trade.
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Miss Cleo has been saying that to complete the “The Process”, Sixers will have to fire the FO one last time, and bring back Sam Hinkie for finishing touches.