Atlantic Notes: Hinkie, Horford, Fredette

One source told Tom Moore of Calkins Media that he believes the Sixers will hire someone new to run day-to-day basketball operations under chairman of basketball ops Jerry Colangelo, bumping GM Sam Hinkie into an analytics-only role, perhaps before the regular season is over. Moore speculates that the new day-to-day front office voice might be Bryan Colangelo, Jerry’s son, and the scribe hears conflicting rumors of whether or not Danny Ferry is a candidate to join the Sixers. Jerry Colangelo recently expressed interest in adding to the team’s front office. While we wait to see the fate of “The Process” in Philly, see more from the Atlantic Division:

  • Part of the reason why the Celtics didn’t make the sort of overwhelming trade offer for Al Horford that the Hawks were reportedly looking for is that the C’s feel they have a legitimate chance to sign him in free agency this summer, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports says in a video report. Chris Mannix of The Vertical earlier identified Atlanta’s interest in the big man.
  • The Knicks are keeping an eye on the players that hit waivers as Tuesday’s de facto buyout deadline nears, with a specific interest in younger players, coach Kurt Rambis said today, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Tuesday is the last day players can hit waivers while retaining postseason eligibility. Rambis praised Jimmer Fredette and suggested he’s open to seeing him return on a second 10-day deal, notes Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com (on Twitter), but the coach said that decision rests with management and acknowledged it will be tough for Fredette to see minutes. He’s only played two minutes so far on the 10-day deal that expires after Wednesday.
  • The Celtics have recalled James Young from the D-League, the team announced (Twitter link). He averaged 10.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in three games on his latest D-League stint, which began Thursday.

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Arthur Hill
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6 months 30 days ago

It’s what everyone expected to happen in Philly. Hinkie may keep the title, but he stopped being the general manager the day Colangelo took over.

planetsabc
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planetsabc
6 months 28 days ago

Atlanta’s interest in Horford don’t you mean Boston???

smittybanton
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smittybanton
6 months 27 days ago

Silly. The Sixers just completed a trade for Joel Anthony and a second round pick. Jerry Colangelo orchestrated that? Of course not.

Two second round picks for Ish Smith. Signed Elton Brand. That’s what the Sixers have done since Colangelo “took over”. Yeah, he’s the savior.

The Sixers set out to have the worst record, and after two years of failing that mission, they will succeed and have the best chance at Ben Simmons. Why would the owners sign onto that and then abandon ship when the season goes as planned?

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