National publications were quick to proclaim the Sixers as Draft Night winners after Daryl Morey's wheeling and dealing, garnering positive draft grades from all over the web. Pundits continue to praise the franchise's major shakeups.
A couple of mainstream Philly Guys in Kevin Negandi and John Gonzalez already have the hype train going:
The @sixers unloaded the Horford contract, brought in a veteran shooter in Danny Green and untapped potential in 22 yr old Terrance Ferguson while drafting Tyrese Maxey. Today was a good day.
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) November 19, 2020
Sixers got swept by the Celtics and three months later I’m wondering if we’ll have enough time to vaccinate everyone for the pending Philly parade
— Jawn Gonzalez (@JohnGonzalez) November 19, 2020
Friend of the Process Pablo Torre sums the Sixers' current situation up succinctly:
Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey traded Al Horford tonight. What a sentence
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) November 19, 2020
The Ringer's Justin Verrier keeps things simple with his Morey props too:
It took Daryl Morey like three hours to plug the Sixers' biggest weakness.
— Justin Verrier (@JustinVerrier) November 19, 2020
Former NBA player and ESPN pundit Jay Williams knows the deal: it's a great day to be a Sixers fan:
What a great day the @sixers . Got Al Horford’s & Josh Richardson’s contracts off the books. Just got Seth Curry for spacing off of Ben & Joel. Plus added, Tyrese Maxey from Kentucky who is good defender and can score with the beat of them.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) November 19, 2020
It's a new day for basketball in Philly. Soak it up.