J.J. Redick was woozy. His head was spinning after meeting with a few dozen 76ers employees. Bryan Colangelo’s pitch lasted over an hour. “It was about 1:30 in the morning.
“I think he’s a throwback. He’s a throwback to Jason Kidd. He reminds me of a young Jason Kidd without the 3-ball, [but] Jason started the league without [that shot]. His size, his demeanor, he has a calming effect on his teammates. He doesn’t get rattled. I think the future is going to be really, really bright for the young guy. Everybody talks about his shot, but his shot is going to come. He’s going to be a really good player in our league.” — Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, who coached Kidd as an assistant in Dallas.
With Garoppolo’s representatives in the crowd, Lynch outlined the plan for dealing with Garoppolo’s future, citing that the first order of business is to get him in the playbook and to allow him to begin meeting his teammates.
“I can tell you, second-round picks are very valuable in this league, particularly where we are at as an organization,” Lynch said. “And so, this is a guy we wanted and were willing to give what we thought was a very valuable commodity and exchange for him. So, we’re excited moving forward that he’s going to be a part of our future.
“We believe very much that Jimmy is going to be our quarterback of the future, and we’ll let everything else play out from there.”
This is probably another variation of the “Sandman” that Sanford had on other masks, but it’s basically what Gandalf The Vampire would look like if he had spring allergies.