It's a joyous time for Process Trusters.
That's because the fruits of the Process Tree that Sam Hinkie planted the seeds for appear to be blooming this week. Bryan Colangelo is using the assets that Hinkie helped put in place to go out and get the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, presumably Markelle Fultz.
That's a pretty nice get. And when you put Fultz alongside other Process originals like Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric, the Process seems to be heading in the right direction.
That's why it seems a bit curious for the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, Wes Edens, to be calling out the Philly Process right now.
"Guys in Philly want to talk about the process, I'd rather talk about the results." - Bucks Owner Wes Edens pic.twitter.com/rHmRym25zs— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 19, 2017
This line came today when the Bucks introduced Jon Horst as the team's new general manager, which is fine. I'm sure he's a competent and nice guy.
The Sixers had some fun with it though.
😂— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 19, 2017
Edens was asked at the Horst introductory press conference about what he learned from the process of hiring Horst as GM.
"The guys in Philly like to talk about the process an awful lot, I'd rather talk about the results. I feel really good about the results on this. You can have your process but I mean... process may look like it's a little bit sloppy but at the end of the day it's the result that matters. We got the right guy for the job. There's not a lot of hand wringing about what we could have done diferently."
Just as a quick reminder, the Bucks got knocked out of the 2017 NBA playoffs in the first round and last won an NBA championship in 1971. So, the results haven't exactly been worth bragging about.
Yes, they do have Giannis Antetokounmpo which is enviable but I'm not sure what else the Bucks have to brag about. Not that either team has any real on-court success to brag about lately. But The Process appears to moving along just nicely.
Sixers fans enjoyed the Twitter clapback.
Win a series— 1st round exit Flyers (@DamienP1984) June 19, 2017