HoopsHype Sam Hinkie rumors

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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

"There are several benchmarks Nerlens still must meet, and during that time we will closely monitor his progress and regularly evaluate his status. Our goal remains the same, which is to give Nerlens every opportunity to ensure a long, productive NBA career." NBA.com

December 17, 2013 Updates

One guy in sweats walked into the coach’s office, followed by one in a business suit, followed by another in team warmup attire. Who knows, other than those three men, what was said Monday within those four Barclays Center walls. But the visual of 76ers coach Brett Brown heading into his office, trailed by general manager Sam Hinkie and small forward Evan Turner, seemed suspicious. “Nothing much right now,” Hinkie responded, when asked about what’s new on the trade front. Daily Local News

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Hinkie is essentially treating this season as a big experiment to see if he can find players capable of being in the rotation as the Sixers (theoretically, at least) improve. If they are extremely fortunate, maybe the Sixers can uncover an impact player along the way. So don’t be surprised if Hinkie waives some players and signs other ones in his search, similar to what he recently did by releasing Darius Morris and Kwame Brown, and signing young guys Eliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown. He could do it again numerous times prior to the mid-April end of the regular season. The Intelligencer

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