Eastern Notes: Sixers, Raptors, Bulls, Wizards

In a pivotal offseason for the Sixers, they are reportedly making a change to their front office structure, according to Yaron Weitzman (Twitter link). Weitzman reports that Philadelphia is in the process of interviewing candidates to serve in an executive role under general manager Elton Brand.

As things stand, Alex Rucker is the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Sixers, while Ned Cohen is serving as the team’s assistant general manager. However, reports since August have indicated the team is looking at changing its front office personnel and structure, and Rucker is reportedly not expected back in his current role.

Here’s more from across the Eastern Conference:

  • Blake Murphy and Eric Koreen of The Athletic role-played what a potential contract extension negotiation would look like for Raptors wing OG Anunoby. The 23-year-old could receive a rookie-scale extension this offseason or become a restricted free agent after the 2020/21 season. The two Athletic writers detail various contract scenarios, while also looking at how Anunoby compares to other players who received rookie extensions after their third NBA seasons.
  • In his latest mailbag, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago discusses Kris Dunn‘s outlook and identifies Wendell Carter as the player who might benefit the most from being coached by Billy Donovan. Johnson also mentions that it is not likely the Bulls keep both Dunn and Shaquille Harrison.
  • The Wizards‘ team website explores Killian Hayes‘s potential fit with Washington. The Wizards own the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, which leaves them in the position to take the best player available. This season in Germany, Hayes averaged 12.8 PPG, 6.2 APG, and 1.5 SPG in 26.8 MPG. The 19-year-old guard is projected to be drafted in the lottery.
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8 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Sixers, Raptors, Bulls, Wizards

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      That would be a perfect trade for the Sixers who are desperate for shooters.

    • Regi Green

      Because you’re only looking at the big salaries as a way to make moves.You think nobody would have interest in JRich or Thybulle? And just like with Doc Rivers,there’s always a chance a free agent or 2 could decide to take the minimum to play with Embiid and Simmons,or to play for Rivers himself….Horford for Hield is popular,but basic.This is a big offseason for Brand,and he might have to get creative.Plus Sacramento says they won’t move Hield,and by bringing in Gentry,they might be more interested in convincing him to stay,rather than moving him.

  1. x%sure

    Kilian Hayes is looking like a Lamelo light, except he has more build and stability.
    “Unt easy basket” says the German announcer.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Hayes is a real PG who plays both ways. Has bigger upside than Ball. Has great size. He’d be great for Wiz. Doubt he gets by Detroit. Knicks could take him if Halliburton is gone. He’s young and is probably 2-3 yrs from making real impact. You would have to be patient. NY has a history of not doing that.

  3. The Howler

    I don’t think taking some poison (Hield) will help the 76ers. I think their team chemistry is shaky enough as it is. Horford is a glue guy but near ancient. Trading those two for each other just gives each team a new set of issues as well as the appearance of doing something.

  4. Hope my bulls draft haliburton.bulls need a good playmaker who can play defense.re-sign dunn.trade out sato or play sato as 3.

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