Newlywed, Danny Green will still be an executive for the Sixers next season, but he does not yet know who will be at his side at the back positions. For his first season with Philadelphia, he played alongside Ben Simmons, but the Australian point guard could pack his bags, and the three-time NBA champion recognizes that a possible departure of his teammate would have an impact on his role.
“It’s hard to say because we don’t know what we’re going to receive in return. We can have a playmaker, we can have wingers ” he explains to The Crossover podcast. “It can change a lot of things: I might play with a different kind of playmaker, I might play with different kinds of winger, I might get off the bench… I don’t know who we will have “.
“If he’s no longer there, it changes a lot of things for me”
What worries him above all is defense. “I will become the first defender. I’m not saying it’s a question or a problem for me, but we have one less defender without him. In which case, it would be centered on me and Matisse [Thybulle]. I’m not saying the other guys aren’t defending, but we’re talking about the main defenders. Ben was one of them and he’s a big part of our defense. … Well, you know, was the best in the NBA for us this year. We feel that Ben is capable of defending positions 1-5 and setting the tone for us. If he’s no longer there, it changes a lot of things for me, not only offensively but also defensively. “