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The 76ers are unlikely to make a trade before the February 18 deadline, according to general manager Sam Hinkie.
While Hinkie has made deadline deals in each of the last two seasons, he sounds content with sitting this one out. "We will continue to look for opportunities if there are things that we can do to add players for now and the future," Hinkie said on Monday. "We will look, but I'm not sure it will happen." If Hinkie stays true to his word, players like Robert Covington and Ish Smith should continue to see all the minutes they can handle and provide solid fantasy value. Jan 19 - 10:07 AM

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Jerry Colangelo said that the 76ers owner Josh Harris and NBA commissioner Adam Silver pleaded him to come help the Philadelphia franchise.

"When I get the call from the commissioner and get a call from an owner asking, pleading for some help, you know it kind of got my attention," Colangelo said. The 76ers front office began making changes after Sam Hinkie's non-response to Jahlil Okafor's recent off-court issues, and Colangelo's hiring could spell the end of Hinkie's run in Philly.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Jerry Colangelo's hiring as chairman of basketball operations in Philadelphia could signify the end of Sam Hinkie's run with the 76ers.

"I can't see him surviving this," an unnamed league executive said of Hinkie. "All I know is Colangelo is going to do it his way. If he doesn't agree with what they are doing, he's going to do it his way. That's the only reason he came in." Hinkie's rebuild in Philly has taken a bit longer than expected with the third overall pick of the 2014 NBA having yet to suit up for an NBA game, and Philly, despite three seasons of losing, never attaining the No. 1 overall pick.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:41:00 AM

The 76ers hired Jerry Colangelo as a special advisor to their front office.

General manager Sam Hinkie is still at his post and co-managing owner Josh Harris said he still has confidence in the GM. Hinkie still has the final say on roster moves, according to Colangelo. This move is still a little surprising and the team may not Trust the Process as much as they did earlier this year.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 04:49:00 PM

General manager Sam Hinkie said the 76ers are still exploring another trade.

How many second-round picks can one team have? Kidding aside, the 76ers really need a point guard, so hopefully they can get one on the cheap. Preferably, it would be one with some range.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 02:56:00 PM

In addition to getting Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry and Jason Thompson from the Kings, the 76ers also received a first-round pick and have swap rights with Sacramento in the first round of two other drafts.

If you thought the 76ers would do a trade and not get a first-round pick back, we hope you enjoy watching your first season of 76ers basketball. The Sixers only had to give up Arturus Gudaitis and Luka Mitrovic in the deal and we're not really sure what Vlade Divac was doing on this one.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 11:46:00 PM

General manager Sam Hinkie said he won't rule out attempting to sign a player to a max deal.

That's neat.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Sam Hinkie said that the 76ers will be looking to add perimeter players to the roster during free agency.

Currently Philadelphia isn't likely to be a very popular free agent destination, so the 76ers will likely be picking from the bottom of the barrel. They're pretty set at at the power forward and center positions with Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid (foot), but the wings could use a major upgrade. It'll be interesting to see what Hinkie can do during free agency.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 12:16:00 PM

The NBPA is reportedly investigating the 76ers for any possible breach of the CBA.

More specifically, the NBPA is actively looking into the 76ers handling of salary distributions, the cap floor and contract format loopholes. Philadelphia's rebuilding (tanking) tactics over the past two seasons has had the club staying below the 90 percent salary floor for the majority of the season, until they make last minute trades to take on bad contracts. If the NBPA finds any violations, further action will be taken, and we'll be monitoring this story closely.
Source: Real GM
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 03:15:00 PM

The 76ers and the Trail Blazers are reportedly discussing a trade that would send Portland's No. 23 pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the 76ers No. 35 and 37 picks.

If this deal goes down, the 76ers could be looking at guys like Rashad Vaughn, R.J. Hunter, Justin Anderson, or potentially Kevin Looney. It's not often that players selected this late in the draft have a statistically meaningful rookie campaign, but in Philly, anything is possible.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 02:37:00 PM

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid's foot, the 76ers will take the best player available with the No. 3 pick, regardless of position.

The 76ers love to stockpile assets and Hinkie won't hesitate to select another big if necessary. Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor will likely be gone when the 76ers are on the clock, but Kristaps Porzingis' name has been heating up as we approach the draft. Regardless, D'Angelo Russell is still the favorite to land in Philly.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 12:13:00 PM

The 76ers have a "firm" top three on their draft board of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Jahlil Okafor, according to Marc Berman on the New York Post.

This is a Knicks writer reporting on another team, so do take it with a grain of salt. Still, there is more buzz around Kristaps Porzingis than a beekeeper and maybe the 76ers do take him. That said, Russell is still the heavy favorite to go third in the draft.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 03:01:00 PM

The 76ers will take the best player available with the No. 3 pick in the draft as opposed to the best fit.

General Manager Sam Hinkie lives for the draft, and he has made it clear that he has done his research. If Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor are off the board when the 76ers pick, then D'Angelo Russell would likely head to Philly. However, a lot of things can change over the course of a few weeks, so we will be watching this story closely.
Sun, May 24, 2015 09:51:00 AM

General manager Sam Hinkie said the 76ers have "done a ton" to get ready for the draft.

Well, obviously. The 76ers and Celtics have one sixth of all the draft picks and will be busy. "We've really tried to do our work early in ways that might be unusual for the Sixers in the past," Hinkie said. "That's important to me. We really turned up the heat in a big way. It doesn't stop. I'm not wired well to say that's enough." For now, expect them to draft D'Angelo Russell with the third pick.
Sat, May 23, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Sam Hinkie defended his use of basketball analytics in a recent article on

With analytics recently being criticized by media personalities like Charles Barkley, Hinkie defended his philosophy in a recent article. "I'm trying to use information to make decisions. The same way you do," Hinkie explained. "You use analytics when you open your iPhone and try to figure out if it's going to rain today. All you're using is lots and lots of data, and it's helping you make an informed decision about whether you should bring an umbrella or not. That's the way I think about it." While we'll reserve the genius label until the Sixers' rebuild is complete, Hinkie makes a great point. Here's to hoping Sir Charles read the article below.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ish Smith
2T.J. McConnell
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Isaiah Canaan
2Nik Stauskas
3Hollis Thompson
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Richaun Holmes
3Carl Landry
4Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid
3Elton Brand