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Around the Realm: Morey to the Sixers, Miller family sell the Jazz

Big changes around the league on Wednesday.

Welcome to Around the Realm, where we look at the top news stories from around the league. If I missed any notable stories, feel free to discuss in the comments!

76ers hire Daryl Morey

In a bombshell addition to their front office, the Philadelphia 76ers are hiring Daryl Morey as their new President. As of now, Elton Brand will stay on as GM.

It will be interesting to see how long Brand stays in Philadelphia, as Kings fans know all too well how things usually end when a new executive is hired to oversee the previous top dog.

Philadelphia has been a speculative trade partner with the Kings among fans, particularly in Buddy Hield trade ideas. Will Morey and McNair's relationship increase the odds of a deal happening? We'll see.

Morey resigned from his position on October 15th under the guise of spending more time with his family. I'm going to assume Morey's family didn't drive him crazy in less than two weeks, and the resignation was more about getting away from Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta.

Utah Jazz sold for $1.6 billion

The Miller family have been staples of NBA ownership for 35 years, but are now selling the Utah Jazz to Ryan Smith for $1.6 billion.

Kings fans know that changes in ownership can be dicey. A new owner can be great, can be bad, or can be a mixed bag. Jazz fans can at least take comfort in knowing that Smith has no intention of moving the team.

Clippers chasing Rondo

The great Marc Stein reports that the Los Angeles Clippers will pursue Rajon Rondo in free agency.

The Clippers already have Patrick Beverly on a sizable contract. If they sign Rondo would they keep him and Beverly, or is PatBev on his way out?

Maybe Kawhi just wants someone to play Connect Four with.

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Marty
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October 28, 2020 1:55 pm

O M G

Read it here first. Just what I needed.

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October 28, 2020 2:34 pm

Rondo has no chance against Kawhi in Connect Four. The only game you can beat Kawhi in is Tic Tac Toe.

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October 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Reply to  Greg

I played about 1000 games over the summer to prepare for a twitter Connect Four tournament.

I would like a shot at Rondo.

Steven_Durkee
October 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Reply to  Wonderchild

Kawhi only plays Connect Three. Load management.

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October 28, 2020 2:53 pm

So, does Morey in Philly make Buddy more or less likely to be a trade target for them? I would assume Morey like 3pt shooters, eh?

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