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Former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie will teach at Stanford.
Instead of a 13-page resignation letter, this news broke on Hinkie's Twitter page in a 10-part series. In the tweets, Hinkie said he's living in Palo Alto, he said a "gap year" made sense for him, he will watch a lot of basketball, and he will "for sure snowboard." It'll be interesting watching Hinkie's long game play out this season. As Joel Embiid said on Instagram, #HeDiedForOurSins. Sep 14 - 2:32 PM

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Sam Hinkie has reportedly stepped down from his posts as the GM and president of the 76ers, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This wasn't supposed to be part of the process. Hinkie told the Zach Lowe podcast this week that he lost 20 pounds from November to January due to stress about the 76ers' poor performance. His strip-mining approach to rebuilding the franchise has resulted in historically bad seasons, compounded by injuries to No. 3 pick Joel Embiid, and it's unclear who will pick up the pieces now that Hinkie is leaving. It's possible that VP of operations Sachin Gupta will step into the void until a permanent replacement is found -- Bryan Colangelo is already being mentioned as a GM candidate.
Apr 6 - 8:05 PM

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.

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jerryd Bayless
2Sergio Rodriguez
3T.J. McConnell
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Nerlens Noel
3Jahlil Okafor
4Richaun Holmes