Since Kinker doesn’t want to touch the Sixers with a 76-foot pole, I thought I’d write this post in his spirit as some might miss his analysis on the subject. I’ll be using the Kinker Theory of “Two Things Can Be True” in his honor. 

*Clears throat*

The Sixers signed Danny Green late Tuesday night as you were watching the Phillies get their doors blown off:

Plenty of people hate the move because Daryl Morey’s offseason the year after Joel Embiid wins the MVP looks like this:

  • Pat Bev
  • Paul Reed (re-sign)
  • Mo Bamba
  • Montrezl Harrell (likely out for the season)
  • Danny Green

That list definitely won’t inspire the fanbase. With each free agent move people are sympathizing more with the fact that Embiid could request a trade tomorrow. This current roster will save us from another second round exit because they might not even get out of the first. I know you’re picturing the 2 for 7 corner three performance that Danny Green is about to put up on a cold Tuesday in January.

On the other hand, what do you want them to do? The Sixers can’t do anything of value until they figure out the James Harden situation. Here’s a respected veteran who won a title with Nick Nurse – who called him the “ultimate teammate.” It’s not a move that will help you win, but it could help everyone navigate through the muddy waters this season since Green has already been through one disgruntled PG. Once PJ Tucker packs his bags with Harden we’re going to need someone to drain wide open corner threes and not many people do it better than him. He also won’t even recognize us. We give ovations now:

“GREEN: For sure. It has an effect on everybody, and I think that’s something that needs to change in the city. I love our fans, but when things aren’t going well, they can turn on you. That’s one thing that I would disagree with or dislike. Some guys use it as motivation, some guys have a chip on their shoulder, but I think that needs to change, somewhat. They need to be riding with us, regardless of how things are going.

There you go. Two things can be true. It’s like Kinker never stopped writing about the Sixers.