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  1. Sixers locked into lottery #2 seed, what it means and where it gets us

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    Bradley Beal, Kevin Love, Damian Lillard

    It’s been all but a done deal for the last week or so, but with the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss in Toronto last night and our own Philadelphia 76ers’ win at home closer against the Celtics–a bookend of Ws in an otherwise L-heavy season of play at the Wells Fargo Center–it’s official: The #2 seed in…

  2. The Dog Days Are Over: Sixers thump Pistons, losing streak and bad times done forever

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

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    It’s over. 26 games and exactly two months since the 76ers last experienced the joy of finishing a basketball game with more points than the dudes wearing the other unis, the Sixers are once again winners, triumphing over the Detroit Pistons tonight in front of a very appreciative Wells Fargo Center. The losing streak is…

  3. A transcript of Evan Turner’s drive to the airport with Sam Hinkie

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

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    Reports this weekend from Evan Turner’s return trip to Philly with the Indiana Pacers revealed that Turner had driven to the airport with Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, the man who had just traded Evan from the only NBA franchise he’d ever played for. Thanks to bugging equipment the 700 Level had long ago installed in…

  4. Why the upcoming free agency bonanza of Carmelo Anthony and others is good news for the Sixers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    NBA: New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves

    This upcoming offseason has the potential to be the most pivotal period the NBA has seen in four years, dating back to summer 2010, when the most high-profile free agent class in the sport’s history–headlined, of course, by LeBron James–hit the open market. Stars changed teams, franchises changed fortune, and before the summer was over,…

  5. Evan Turner trade to Indiana caps intriguing, frustrating day for Sixers at deadline

    Feb 20, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Well, that was unexpected. With the clock showing 0:00 at the trade deadline, the Sixers scored a game-changer in bonus time, sending Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger and a future second-round pick. With the NBA world leveled by the Woj Bomb–don’t you ever doubt that man Adrian–we were…

  6. Bye Bye Spencer: Hawes gone to Cleveland for two second-rounders and frontcourt scraps

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

    NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers

    Well, the first domino has fallen in our First Annual Sam Hinkie Day, better known as the 2014 trade deadline, and it’s a tall and righty-leaning one. Spencer Hawes, starting center for the Philadelphia 76ers since he was traded here by Sacramento for Samuel Dalembert four summers ago, has been jettisoned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In…

  7. What do the Sixers want with Rockets center Omer Asik?

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

    NBA: Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz

    Dec. 15th is a date worth keeping an eye on for Philadelphia 76ers fans, and/or general Sam Hinkie acolytes. It’s the date at which free agents signed over the course of the previous off-season can first be dealt, greatly expanding the pool of tradeable players. Naturally, it’s also the date at which league-wide trade talk…

  8. The Sixers have one week to extend Evan Turner — What are their options?

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams represent the Sixers' future? But does Evan Turner? We're about to find out. (USA Today Images)

    The Sixers’ three biggest preseason storylines involve Lavoy Allen missing practice, their future franchise centerpiece who probably won’t play at all (which no one minds) and the creation of Team Whop. Two things: 1. There’s really, truly, sadly, but sort of gloriously, very little of note to report. 2. And even the relevant contract talk…

  9. Throw another one on the pile: Sixers sign raw prospect center Daniel Orton

    Oct 16, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns

    What do you do when you’ve already got a big man rotation stuffed with raw, unpolished, high-upside young’ns like Royce White, Gani Lawal and (eventually) Nerlens Noel? Why, go out and get another one, of course! Like any smart GM, Sam Hinkie knows that you can never buy too many lottery tickets, so he’s dispensed…

  10. Sixers Sign Darius Morris, Who Woj Says Could Be Around for a Little

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

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    The Sixers on Thursday continued to fill out what was once an almost non-existent backcourt with the signing of third-year guard Darius Morris. Via Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Morris, 22, will sign a partially guaranteed contract for the 2013-14 season, but is expected to make the 76ers’ roster and play meaningful backcourt minutes this season. ProBasketballTalk…

  11. Everything You Need to Know About Sam Hinkie’s Ability to Blow Up the Sixers Next Summer

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Discussion of the Sixers’ upcoming tank job usually focuses on next year’s loaded NBA Draft. The Sixers will have could very well own two lottery picks, one of their own and one from New Orleans. But what’s getting left out of this conversation is the team’s current roster. You know,  all the guys who will…

  12. What Are We Looking for From New Sixers Coach Brett Brown?

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Brett Brown

    The weird thing about following a team that everyone presumes is tanking next season–and everyone agrees should be following that exact strategy–is that it’s hard to get excited about potentially positive developments for the team. Any personnel move that might make this team better had better not make the team that much better for at…

  13. The Sixers Are Going on a Second Date with These Four Coaching Candidates

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Look, you know how it is. You move to a new town, you’re trying to find a place, get settled in at work, meet some new people, your mom — who in this case may be Rhea Hughes — keeps asking when you’re going to meet somebody… But so far, Sam Hinkie has seemed rather…

  14. Oh By the Way, 76ers Still Without a Head Coach – Does It Matter or No?

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    It’s a slow news day. The Phillies are off tonight and have drifted deep into no man’s land anyway, the Eagles held another open practice today at the Linc earlier but kept things light, and the Flyers and 76ers are firmly entrenched in their respective offseasons. That being said, we could probably talk about the…

  15. Fire Sam Hinkie

    Jul 23, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    The Sixers need a general manager who’s willing to do the most important thing of all: give frequent local media interviews Sam Hinkie should be ashamed of himself. He’s been the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers for two months, and in that time he’s given two press conferences and zero radio interviews. His only…

  16. The Sixers’ Hinkification Has Commenced: What Does it Mean for the Rest of the Roster?

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    So the Sam Hinkie era has begun, and as the filmmakers behind Executive Decision did by killing off Steven Seagal in the first hour, our new General Manager has upped the stakes for the 2013-14 Sixers by making his first move the dismissal of the Sixers’ own biggest-name and most likeable character, Jrue Holiday. Now,…

  17. Jrue Holiday addresses Philadelphia and New Orleans fans on Facebook

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Thaddeus Young tweeted: OMG …. — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Congrats to all the draftees tonight…. Sad to see @jrue_holiday11 go… Welcome @nerlensnoel3 and @mcw1… #sixernation goodnight — Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 28, 2013 Andre Iguodala tweeted: You next??? “@yungsmoove21: OMG ….” — Andre Iguodala (@andre) June 28, 2013 Evan Turner tweeted: Wait,…

  18. Quotable: Sam Hinkie on the Sixers’ ‘Big Moment’ and ‘One Gut-Wrenching Phone Call’

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:14 AM EDT

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    After a pre-draft media blackout and one hell of a shakeup on Thursday night, Sixers GM Sam Hinkie finally sat down to address the media a little after 1 a.m. on Friday. Hinkie prefaced by saying that he could not discuss certain specifics — like the one topic everyone wants to talk about, the trade…

  19. Super Early Premature 2013 Draft Evaluation: The Sixers Will Take ______ at No. 11

    May 22, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

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    The Sixers had a very small chance of winning one of the top three picks last night and, of course, they didn’t. The No. 1 overall pick went to Nick Gilbert again (insert preferred conspiracy theory about the NBA still making The Decision up to Cleveland), and the Sixers stayed in their expected draft position…

  20. Five Reasons to Like the Sixers Hire of Sam Hinkie

    May 17, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

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    GM’s usually aren’t particularly sexy hires for basketball franchises–most casual NBA fans can’t name more than a handful of incumbent GMs across the league anyway, and new guys usually don’t have much of a resume to point to, unless they’ve already been fired elsewhere. Still, if any fanbase was going to be excited about a…

  21. Larry Brown On Analytics: ‘They Just Don’t Work in Basketball’

    May 13, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    I am no stat geek, no sabermetrician. But I do like to think that I am an intelligent person who is very capable of realizing that in some instances, advanced statistics in sports can be used as a valuable tool in many settings. To what degree are they useful? The truth there is certainly open…

  22. Woj: Sixers Tap Houston’s Sam Hinkie to Be GM

    May 10, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have tapped Houston Rockets assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be the next GM. Here’s what Sports Illustrated had to say about Hinkie when he first emerged as a candidate in Philadelphia: A leader in the league’s analytics movement who has been the Rockets’ second-in-command behind general manager Daryl…