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July 23, 2014 Updates

Jake Fischer: I've never heard Sixers have truly been interested in Dion Waiters & swapping Thad's professionalism for a gunner doesn't seem like Hinkie. Twitter @JakeLFischer

Sources told Sporting News that Philadelphia and Denver, again, are interested in participating in whatever deal happens for Love. Denver has interest in acquiring Love themselves, while the Sixers would like to facilitate a trade by including forward Thaddeus Young. Sporting News

On top of all that, there are league-wide whispers of a third team perhaps getting involved in a potential Cavs-Wolves deal, whispers of the 76ers possessing a strong interest in Cavs guard Dion Waiters, whispers of another major transaction on the way. Yeah. Unreal. FoxSports.com

July 21, 2014 Updates

Hinkie will generally explain his reasoning after the fact, but steadfastly refuses to tip his hand. The hiding, the silence, it's strategic, of course. "I've been careful, too careful maybe, about trying to not keep the spotlight on me," Hinkie said recently, declining to discuss his upbringing in depth. He doesn't believe his candor would help the 76ers, and he sees little value in rehashing the "Opie Taylor" stories of his youth. "It's not the kind of thing I'm focused on," he said. "I don't have anything to hide, but prefer to shine the spotlight on others." USA Today Sports

Sam, meanwhile, grew to become best friends with the little girl next door, Kimberly Hampton. They were both outstanding students, successful amateur athletes and remained close long after the Hinkies relocated to Marlow, a tiny town about 70 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, when Sam was 10 and his father was promoted to a position that brought him home. Sam had one sibling, who was seven years older. One morning, just weeks after the move, in the midst of his senior year of high school, Bill Hinkie picked up a 12-gauge shotgun, according to public records. Sam Hinkie declines to discuss his brother's death. USA Today Sports

After the tragedy, Hinkie threw himself into schoolwork and athletics, eventually starting at defensive back and point guard for the Marlow High football and basketball teams. He'd often show up at the gym more than once a day, and with whatever spare time he had left, started a lawn care business. He graduated valedictorian. Hinkie once told a classmate at the University of Oklahoma that his exceptional drive stemmed from the fourth grade, when he received a "B" and promised himself it would never happen again. USA Today Sports

While in Houston, Hinkie convinced Rockets owner Leslie Alexander that he could help the NBA franchise improve its decision-making by using more objective analysis. He worked part-time for the Rockets while he finished his graduate work in California, flying back and forth to Houston one day each week. Hinkie's childhood friend, Kimberly Hampton, also was supremely motivated, intelligent and pioneering. As a college senior, she became only the second woman to serve as ROTC battalion commander at Presbyterian College, and went on to become an Army helicopter pilot. On Jan. 2, 2004, Hampton was killed in action in Iraq. USA Today Sports

It's Friday, three days before Carter-Williams is officially named the NBA Rookie of the Year, and Hinkie, his basketball operations staff and scouts are gathered from around the country, wrapping up a week of intensive meetings with a celebratory dinner. Hinkie will return to work at 6:30 the next morning. He often gets by on four hours of sleep a night, and he still has to pack for Sunday, when he'll leave for a week-long scouting trip in Europe, where he'll wake up in a different bed each day. Within the next two weeks, Alison will give birth to twin boys, the couple's third and fourth children. Hinkie will travel to Chicago and Denver, and the Cleveland Cavaliers will beat long odds to win the top overall draft pick in the NBA lottery in New York, dropping the 76ers to third. Hinkie will tell reporters there that in the last 21 days, he's spent just 18 hours at home. USA Today Sports

July 20, 2014 Updates

Hinkie will generally explain his reasoning after the fact, but steadfastly refuses to tip his hand. The hiding, the silence, it's strategic, of course. "I've been careful, too careful maybe, about trying to not keep the spotlight on me," Hinkie said recently, declining to discuss his upbringing in depth. He doesn't believe his candor would help the 76ers, and he sees little value in rehashing the "Opie Taylor" stories of his youth. "It's not the kind of thing I'm focused on," he said. "I don't have anything to hide, but prefer to shine the spotlight on others." USA Today Sports

July 18, 2014 Updates

Nerlens Noel played for the 76ers last night against the Chicago Bulls in the Las Vegas Summer League, but again pulled up lame in the middle of the game. After twice rolling his left ankle in previous games, Noel appeared to tweak his right hamstring last night during the Sixers’79-68 loss to the Bulls. They are 2-3 in Las Vegas. The team said that he went back to the locker room for an ankle retape, but it sure appeared as if he was grabbing his right hamstring and was getting it massaged by a trainer right in front of reporters. No matter, he did return to the game. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Poor Joel Embiid. He tried so hard to get LeBron James to come to Philadelphia, but it looks like his recruiting tactics have failed. If you recall, Embiid, who was selected third overall by the 76ers in this year’s NBA Draft, took to Twitter soon after LeBron became a free agent to try and persuade him to come to Philly. Friday Embiid is coping with LeBron’s decision to return home to Cleveland. For The Win

 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN SIXERS HISTORY

The 76ers have more MVPs than any other franchise outside of Lakers and Celtics, so the team's Top 50 is obviously stacked with talent.

   

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