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NBA trends: Jerry Colangelo to rescue the Philadelphia 76ers?

NBA trends: Jerry Colangelo to rescue the Philadelphia 76ers?

News and notes from around the NBA.

Colangelo to the rescue?

Over the last three seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers have been the worst franchise in the NBA. Sam Hinkie, the team's president of basketball operations and general manager, bet everything on landing a franchise-altering draft pick — using cap space to trade for picks, instead of focusing on winning now. The results have been unimpressive, especially with center Joel Embiid, the team's third overall pick in the 2014, missing his first two seasons with foot injuries.

On Monday, the 76ers hired Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations. Colangelo is a well-respected basketball...

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