Report: Sixers in Advanced Talks with Daryl Morey
After making some changes in their front office, the Sixers look like they are not done. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Sixers are in talks with former Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey.
Morey had been in the Rocket's front office since 2007, but was relieved of his duties after the Rocket's playoff exit this season. Although Morey will be coming in to run the team's basketball operations, current GM Elton Brand is expect to remain in his position within the organization.
During his time as Rocket's GM, Morey is most notably known for trading for James Harden and Chris Paul. His Rockets teams made the playoffs every year during his time as GM, and came close to taking down the Golden State Warriors during their dynasty.
Along with putting together playoff teams, Morey has also done well working in a situation with limited cap flexibility. Having past experience of filling out rosters will be big as the Sixers have a majority of their cap space tied up in their core.
Shams Charania of The Athletic has also reported that Morey's deal with the Sixers will be for five years.
After being swept in the first round of the playoffs, the Sixers have recovered about as good as they possibly can. Between the hiring of coaches Doc Rivers and Dave Joerger and bringing in Morey, the Sixers look poised to turn the corner.
Morey's brand is being known for making a lot of trades. It will be fascinating to see if he can pull off an Al Horford trade, and what kind of talent he will be able to surround Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons with moving forward.