There are few players in the NBA who are quite as maligned as Sixers wing Danny Green. He was massively overpaid two summers ago by the Lakers, who gave him two years and $30 million following his contributions to the Raptors’ NBA championship effort, and wound up being only so-so for L.A., averaging 8.0 points per game and making 36.7% of his 3-pointers—and only 33.9% in the playoffs.
He was traded twice this offseason, first to Oklahoma City, then flipped to Philly, where a funny thing has happened to the 33-year-old veteran. After a weak start to the season (9.3 points on 37.7% shooting, 36.0% from the 3-point line), Green has begun to show signs of his old form in Toronto, where he made 45.5% from the arc in 2018-19.
In Green’s last 14 games, he has been scalding, making 48.5% of his shots from the field and 49.5% from the 3-point line, putting in 13.6 points per game. As Matt Narducci of the Inquirer pointed out, Green’s best game in this stretch came against this former team, the Lakers, who dumped him in November so that it could bring in Dennis Schroder.