SIXERS SHOULD FIRE HINKIE FOR EVEN DISCUSSING TRADING OKAFOR!

By Peter Gleason

On the subject of Sixers’ GM Sam Hinkie, I have had it.

If word trickling out of Boston is to be believed — I believe it — Hinkie had talks with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge last week that included the possibility of trading Sixers’ center Jahlil Okafor.

Excuse me, but Jah is the best player on the team, an unstoppable force, as he showed last night in Dallas when he banged in 31 points, and is really the best player to watch on a team that desperately needs a player like him.

For even talking about treading Okafor, Hinkie should be shown the door by owner Josh Harris.

During his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 The Sports Hub, Ainge said there was a lot of discussion about the unprotected first-round pick the Celtics will receive from the Brooklyn Nets in the 2016 draft and then revealed how the Celtics made a “big package” offer that could have landed Boston an elusive superstar from a mystery team.

“We were very close. One story I probably can share with you is, I can’t tell you the team or the name, but it was very close,” Ainge said. “It was something that we had been deliberating on for two days straight. The other team was doing that. And we were wrapping ourselves around a big package to do a deal. At the very last minute, they just said they did not want to do it. They just backed out. It was a deal that was talked about, thought about, and that was probably the closest that we came.”

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