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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. Aug 19 - 2:56 PM

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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.
Jul 1 - 11:46 PM

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

That's neat.
Jun 26 - 5:51 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.
Jun 26 - 12:16 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
Jun 23 - 3:15 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.
Jun 23 - 2:37 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.
Jun 20 - 12:13 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.
Jun 13 - 3:01 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.
May 24 - 9:51 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.
May 23 - 7:29 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
Feb 24 - 10:30 AM

General manager Sam Hinkie said the Denver deal with JaVale McGee and a first-round pick was "exactly" the kind of deal the 76ers have been looking for.

We know, Sam. We know. When asked about the Michael Carter-Williams deal, Hinkie said, "Something came along. It's very rare you get a chance to get your hands on what maybe can be a high lottery pick." Hinkie didn't comment on the K.J. McDaniels deal, but it presumably had a lot to do with his contract. The 76ers love draft picks and their D-League team even added a pick in the third round of the D-League draft back on Jan. 23, so there ya go.
Feb 20 - 2:57 PM

The 76ers are expected to be active at the Feb. 19 trade deadline, but the team's core players are expected to remain intact.

The 76ers are currently $15 million under the salary floor, meaning they will be willing to take on some bad contracts from other teams in exchange for future draft picks or prospects. Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid are all reportedly safe according to a team source, but don't be surprised to see the 76ers move other rotational players if it means that they can improve upon their draft position. The rumors are only going to heat up as we approach the deadline, so be sure to check back for all the latest updates.
Feb 15 - 11:30 AM

A league executive said the Sixers were having a "negative effect on the integrity of the NBA," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Sixers aren't losing games on purpose once the games start, but it's somewhat clear they're not putting the best team on the court. They unloaded players at the deadline, have spent three lottery picks in the last two seasons on guys who aren't expected to have an impact in their rookie seasons, and they are not likely to be near the salary cap this season. Their rotation is going to be full of young, inexperienced players for 2014-15.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 12:05:00 PM

The 76ers are no longer pursuing a deal for the Cavs' top pick in the draft.

The Cavs reportedly asked for the third, 10th and 32nd picks in the draft, which is a heck of a lot in this deep draft class. The 76ers should look to come away with a wing and a big in the top 10 while their five second-round picks can help them move up.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1T.J. McConnell
2Isaiah Canaan
3Phil Pressey
4Tony Wroten
5Kendall Marshall
SG1Nik Stauskas
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Richaun Holmes
3Carl Landry
4Christian Wood
5Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid