HoopsHype Sam Hinkie rumors

July 9, 2014 Updates

Q: Is this a tough sell to other people in the organization, like ticket sales people and other people who could be in jeopardy of losing jobs because there aren't fans in the stands? A: I talk to those people and we try to be really helpful and Scott O'Neil and I are close and talk a lot about the things happening with our team the things happening with our business folks and all of those matters. But we talk more about what really matters and what has lasting value and how to really get where we want to go. We talk about all the other things, too. But when you really weigh it up at the end of the day you have to figure out what weight to put on various things, and at the end of the day we keep asking ourselves the same question: 'What will give us our best chance to get where we want to go as fast as we can.' Philadelphia Inquirer

July 8, 2014 Updates

"This time of year, there are way more [offers] leaked than real, and way more postured by one team or another than there's any legs to. We are involved in a lot of conversations. We are not involved in as many as has been reported," Hinkie said Tuesday before the Sixers' 92-71 victory over the Houston Rockets at the Amway Center practice court. Philadelphia Inquirer

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There’s a chance former All-Star small forward Danny Granger, a nine-year veteran with an expiring contract who was acquired from the Indiana Pacers, along with a draft pick, for Turner and Allen, may never play for Philadelphia. Only NBA players released before March 1 can appear in the postseason with another team. But a release would cost Granger his Bird rights and the Sixers any sign-and-trade possibilities involving the Pacers’ one-time franchise player this summer. “Danny, I hold in really high esteem,” Sixers GM Sam Hinkie said. “It’s going to be interesting. I think we’re going to sit and just talk like men, and say, ‘What is it that you want out of the rest of this year?’ If you want to talk about shellshock, he’s been in one place his whole career and has had a heck of a career already and I think has a good bit to go, so we’re going to sit and talk with him about what it is he wants and kind of the role he sees on our team and vice versa, and where that goes I don’t exactly know.” Courier-Post

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Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie has reportedly discussed the possibility of dealing Hawes and fellow veterans Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young with every team in the NBA as the trade deadline looms at 3 p.m. Thursday, though a source close to the situation has said there's a "good chance" nothing happens. Perhaps that's because the Sixers, who have more available space under the salary cap than any team in the league, are asking for a first-round draft pick as compensation for any of those three, and because Turner and Hawes are in the final season of their contracts. USA Today Sports

January 15, 2014 Updates

The following is a statement from Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Sam Hinkie regarding the status of Sixers center Nerlens Noel. “Since his arrival in Philadelphia, Nerlens' capacity for work both in his rehab and in our weight room has been incredible. Our sports performance and training staff have been extremely complimentary of his efforts thus far during this methodical rehab process. After careful consideration and numerous discussions with our medical and performance teams, the consulting physician and rehabilitation staff, and Nerlens' representatives, some of the restrictions on Nerlens have been lifted and he is now able to participate in limited on-court work. NBA.com

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