Last night, the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney tweeted that the Pelicans offered the Sixers the same basic deal for Jahlil Okafor that landed them DeMarcus Cousins:
In exchange for Cousins, the Kings got Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway (set to be waived), the Pelicans’ top-3 (reportedly) protected 2017 pick, and a 2017 second rounder. On its face, Colangelo turning down a similar offer for Okafor is a borderline fireable offense.
Everyone was quick to pile on him this morning, since he was only saved from turning down this supposed haul by Sam Hinkie, who had acquired the rights to swap picks with the Kings this year and their 2019 first round pick, which now puts the Sixers in a great position to capitalize on the Kings’ absolute idiocy that was only able to be activated because the Pelicans hadn’t done a deal for Okafor. These knee-jerk reactions included a take from Kyle, who had already written up a post about how Sam Hinkie managed to cuck Colangelo:
He was joined by a cacophony of Philly sports Twitter…
… and a whole bunch of people calling Colangelo an idiot (which he may very well be): Continue Reading