I enjoy mocking Bryan Colangelo’s nightmarish tenure at the helm of the 76ers as much as the next guy.
But the team’s front office remnants are going about distancing themselves from the resigned general manager’s moves all wrong.
… after Fultz struggled in his workout with the Sixers last June, league sources say some Sixers front-office members suggested that despite making the trade, the team should have taken a second look at Tatum or Lonzo Ball. But the idea was shot down by Colangelo, according to sources. Fultz was the choice. There was no turning back.
I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume these sources work in the 76ers front office. Individuals who’d rather not be associated with a move that already appears to have blown up in the team’s face.
I get that inclination.
But there’s one problem: Fultz is still on the team, and he still has plenty of potential.
Considering his shoulder was healthy enough to do stuff like this in 2018, we can guess confidence played a role.
I’m no NBA general manager, but it seems unwise — and remarkably selfish — to announce that you regret drafting someone struggling with confidence. Particularly just one year after welcoming him into the fold.
Maybe Colangelo wasn’t the only idiot at the top of the 76ers.