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Report: 76ers re-signing Danny Green to $10M average salary

76ers wing Danny Green

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 11: Danny Green #14 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on and smiles before the game against the Atlanta Hawks during Round 2, Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs on June 11, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Danny Green and the 76ers appeared nowhere close on a new contract Tuesday afternoon.

But NBA free agency moves fast.

Harrison Sanford of NBC Sports Philadelphia:

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

With disharmony swirling around Ben Simmons, the 76ers gain stability by retaining their starting small forward. Green fits so well as a complementary player on a good team.

After an underwhelming season with the Lakers in 2019-20, Green bounced back last season. Not only did he shoot better (which can be streaky), he defended better. That ought to allay some concern about how the 34-year-old is aging, though it is significant which of the conflicting reports about the team option is correct.

Regardless, Philadelphia is trying to contend around Joel Embiid this season. Keeping Green is important to that goal.