BREAKING: Danny Green returns to Sixers on one-year deal

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) celebrates with teammates Tobias Harris and Danny Green (14) after making a tie-breaking 3-pointer against the Toronto Raptors during overtime in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Philadelphia 76ers have brought back a familiar face after signing veteran wing Danny Green to a one-year deal according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is Green’s second stint with the Sixers after playing with the franchise from 2020-2022. Over 131 regular season games, he averaged 7.8 points while shooting 39.5% from deep. Green was also an important player for the Sixers’ in their playoff pursuits, averaging 8.0 points and 39.8% from three on 5.7 attempts per game.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – APR 09: New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams (12) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) go for a loose ball during a NBA game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadelphia 76ers at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA on Apr 09, 2021. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire)

It’s fair to question how much Green has left in the tank at this point. At 36 years young and only a little over a year removed from tearing his ACL, Green has his fair share of wear on the ol’ tires. In very limited action last season, he proved he’s still an adept shooter, hitting three-point shots at 43.2% from deep on 3.4 attempts per game.

If nothing else, Danny Green is an invaluable leader, one with connections to many within the 76ers organization. Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and Tyrese Maxey of course, but also new head coach Nick Nurse, with whom Green won a championship with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.