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Alleged Bryan Colangelo burner may have tipped off Sixers’ 2018 draft strategy

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The Bryan Colangelo burner account scandal appears to have taken yet another bizarre twist.

Derek Bodner of The Athletic reported on Wednesday that one of the accounts allegedly linked to the Philadelphia 76ers GM (“Still Balling” @s_bonhams) may have tipped off the team’s strategy for the upcoming 2018 draft. Bodner (citing multiple sources who shared evidence with The Athletic) says Twitter activity logs show that the now-private account liked a number of tweets and articles suggesting that a pair of draft prospects, Villanova’s Mikal Bridges and Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, would be good potential fits in Philly.

The Sixers hold the No. 10 overall pick in this month’s draft via a trade with Phoenix, and both players are projected to be taken around that range.

As for Colangelo, he may be on the verge of losing his job over the controversy and has even been getting clowned by the biggest stars in the NBA. This latest revelation raises the question that the burners may still be actively hurting the Sixers, which obviously won’t help Colangelo’s chances of staying employed.

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