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Sam Hinkie defended his use of basketball analytics in a recent article on ESPN.com
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. Feb 24 - 10:30 AM
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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

The 76ers are making arrangements to build a practice facility in Camden, New Jersey.

The facility is 110,000 square feet and will also be the home of basketball and business operations. The plan is to begin building in October and move in for the 2016 season. The 76ers are expected to get major tax breaks from the move, which is the primary reason for their move across the Delaware River.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 10:50:00 AM

General manager Sam Hinkie said the Sixers "got a ways to go" to complete the rebuilding process.

When a team loses 26 games in a row, they obviously have a long way to go. The Sixers potentially could start two rookies and two sophomores next season, so their development will take quite some time. They'll likely be looking at Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid with their third pick in the draft while there are lots of possibilities at 10.
Fri, May 23, 2014 10:37:00 AM

The 76ers are currently $9.2 million below the NBA's minimum team-payroll threshold, but The Intellingencer reports that it "will have no effect on what the Sixers do."

If the Sixers don't have at least $52.8 million in team salary they'll split the difference among their own players. It's a mild punishment which won't prompt Philly to trade for a bloated contract or overpay a veteran, but they do have multiple holes to fill on their roster before heading into training camp.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Sam Hinkie said the Sixers are active on the market and are looking for talent.

"We’re active out on the market, talking with lots of people. I’m focused on talent more so than [position]," Hinkie said. The team does need to bring on more money to meet the league's minimum salary requirement, but they're unlikely to make a big splash this summer. Their rebuilding process is going to take a while.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Sixers owner Joshua Harris emphatically denied a rumor that the 76ers will be moving to New Jersey now that Harris' group bought the NHL's Devils.

Harris bought the 76ers in 2011. He was asked about potentially moving the NBA club at Thursday's news conference to announce his purchase of the Devils. "There have been some conspiracy theories out there that I want to categorically shut down," Harris said. "The Sixers are staying in Philadelphia."
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 04:15:00 PM

The Sixers will hire Brett Brown to be their next head coach, according to Sports Illustrated.

It will be a four-year deal for Brown. All the signs have been pointing to Brown being the guy and it seemed like just a matter of time. The team has interviewed him multiple times and the Spurs, his former team, expected him to take the job. He'll take over a team that has a complete mess with a serious lack of backcourt depth and no real reliable scoring option. The Sixers are likely to be one of the worst teams in the NBA this season.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:28:00 AM

The Spurs are expecting Brett Brown to accept the Sixers head coaching job.

Even if they haven't been contacted by Brown, it's fairly easy for the Spurs to piece this together after Brown had multiple interviews with the Sixers. He should accept the job at some point, but there is no timetable for him to do so.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 05:20:00 PM

There's no timetable for Spurs assistant Brett Brown to accept the 76ers head coaching job, a source close to the situation told Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News.

The Sixers finally offered Brown the job Friday after months of dragging their feet and interviewing numerous candidates. It's unclear whether he'll definitely accept the job given the near-guarantee of heavy losses in his first season. The two sides are reportedly discussing contractual terms and, according to Cooney, an announcement wouldn't likely come until Monday at the earliest.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 09:48:00 AM

The 76ers have offered their head coaching job to Spurs assistant Brett Brown, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The two sides are talking about contract details and if Brown accepts he'll become Philly's eighth coach in the past 10 years (succeeding Randy Ayers, Chris Ford, Jim O'Brien, Mo Cheeks, Tony DiLeo, Eddie Jordan and Doug Collins). Brown has been with the Spurs since 2002 and he has nine years of experience as a head coach in Australia. Assuming he is officially hired, wins and losses will quickly take a backseat to player development and defining a new culture for the rebuilding Sixers.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:50:00 PM

The 76ers have ruled out Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin as a head coach candidate.

And then there were four. The Sixers also scheduled second interviews with Brett Brown, Jay Larranaga and Kenny Atkinson, while current assistant Michael Curry hasn't yet been ruled out for a promotion. Even Thaddeus Young joked about the Sixers' interminable search, recently asking reporters, "Who's the coach? Have you guys found a coach yet?"
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Canaan
2Tony Wroten
3Ish Smith
SG1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Thomas Robinson
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid