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May 24, 2015 Updates

Though the Sixers had interviewed a bunch of players at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago and brought more than a dozen in for workouts prior to last Tuesday night’s draft lottery, there’s a lot of work to do over the next month. Don’t be surprised if Hinkie and the Sixers exceed last year’s total of working out a reported 75 players in Philadelphia. “We’ve done a ton,” Hinkie said after the draft lottery in New York. “We’ve really tried to do our work early in ways that might be unusual for the Sixers in the past. 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.” The Intelligencer

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The Sixers are likely to end up with four first-rounders in 2016 — their own, the Lakers’ pick (which becomes top-3 protected), the Heat’s (top-10 protected) and the Thunder’s (top-15 protected). As for potentially trading the pick, Hinkie indicated that’s unlikely. “That seems really hard to believe (the pick would be more valuable to another team),” he said. “We’re clearly building through the draft. We’re clearly trying to find star players. There might be other teams more interested and more committed to that sort of thing, but I doubt it.” The Intelligencer

May 19, 2015 Updates

"If it's a team like Philly, how could they draft [Karl-Anthony] Towns or [Jahlil] Okafor if they have the first pick, when they already have Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid? And they traded Michael Carter-Williams [this season]," one Eastern Conference general manager said. "Maybe they move down and pick two or three, but [Emmanuel] Mudiay or [D'Angelo] Russell could go No. 1. Sam Hinkie is a wild card. He was the only GM to see Mudiay in person in China." "I think it's open at the top," another East general manager said. "I think there's a lot of talent up there, and it's fairly deep. It wouldn't shock me if one of the guards went No. 1." Bleacher Report

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The 76ers' rebuilding approach is one of the most aggressive and controversial in professional sports -- and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't appear to be much of a fan. "I still don't understand what they're doing," Kupchak said Thursday at the Lakers' practice facility, where the team conducted exit interviews after its 2014-15 season ended the day before. ESPN.com

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Coach Brett Brown was not quite on board with the deal that sent away Carter-Williams, and that’s led to rumors of tension between Brown and general manager Sam Hinkie. Sources around the league, though, say such tension has been minimal, and that though Brown would like to start winning sooner rather than later, he understands Hinkie’s focus on the long term. Brown refused to take the job in 2013 without a four-year contract to ensure security as the losses piled up, and it appears he is not going anywhere for now. Sporting News

March 22, 2015 Updates

Tom Moore: SH will consider every option. Not out of question. RT @jbravoSK @JakePavorsky @Tom Moore I believe the Sixers might trade Embiid. Twitter @tmoore76ers

March 17, 2015 Updates

Until then, expect the Brett Brown-led Sixers to play hard. It's the only way they know how. "I love the direction that we're heading in," Noel said. "I love what Sam Hinkie is doing with our team: building through the draft, getting young guys and being very particular about the pieces that he brings into this organization. "I think this is going to be a very solid team in the next few years and we're just going to continue to grow together." ESPN.com

March 7, 2015 Updates
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On Feb. 19, Hinkie made three deals that produced point guard Isaiah Canaan, big man JaVale McGee, a pair of protected first-round selections and a second-rounder. Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams and rookie K.J. McDaniels went to the Bucks and Rockets, respectively. MCW's departure meant Hollis Thompson is the only Sixer left who played during the first half of the 2013-14 season. He has accumulated 17 second-round picks over the next six drafts and as many as five first-rounders in the next two. All of these moves, while designed to land a star or (ideally) stars, are delaying the rebuilding process. The Intelligencer

February 25, 2015 Updates

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