The Sixers have already been reportedly shopping the No. 23 pick as well as Danny Green, according to Michael Scotto of HoopeHype.
He has a mock draft where the Sixers are selecting G League Ignite’s Jaden Hardy, but they might not keep that pick.
The 2022 NBA draft is a mere five days away, and the Philadelphia 76ers will be one of the more active teams on June 23 as they continue to find a way to get some win-now players on their roster.
Considering they have a roster led by Joel Embiid and James Harden that is ready to compete for a title, now is the time to bring in some players that can help get that done now rather than trying to develop a rookie to do so.
Here is Scotto’s thoughts on the situation:
“The Philadelphia 76ers are shopping the 23rd overall pick aggressively with Danny Green to add an impact player who can contribute immediately. Hardy, or anyone else selected by Philadelphia, could be on the move.”
It will be interesting to see what kind of player the Sixers can get for Green and the 23rd pick.
Maybe Philadelphia can coax the Orlando Magic into giving up a guy like Terrence Ross, who is a veteran who is better served on a championship team, rather than a rebuilding one like the Magic.
In the meantime, Danny Green will be rehabbing from a knee injury suffered in their Game 6 elimination to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
In that loss, he tore both his ACL and LCL in his left knee after Joel Embiid ran into him and absorbed the contact awkwardly.
While the recovery will be tough, it will be interesting to see how Green recovers considering he’ll be 35 next season.