HoopsHype Sam Hinkie rumors

August 30, 2013 Updates

Q: You don't have an assistant GM, and longtime NBA guys like Doug Collins and Rod Thorn and Tony DiLeo are now gone. Before you hired Brett Brown, who are some of the people who were helping with personnel decisions? A: We have a talented staff that's been working real hard, behind the scenes, that people don't see. Courtney Witte is our director of player personnel and we have scouts and we are taking note of things we've done personnel-wise. We will continue to look for organization people and we want ones that make good decisions. Philadelphia Inquirer

August 29, 2013 Updates

The Philadelphia 76ers are an odd case. While they have just $40 million in contracts on their books, they are still technically over the $58.7 million salary cap. The combination of unsigned first-round draft picks Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams, the $5.1 million TPE for Jrue Holiday, the cap holds for free agents Royal Ivey, Damien Wilkins and Charles Jenkins, and the Sixers’ MLE and BAE all total to $19.4 million — putting the Sixers’ cap number at $59.4 million. It is inevitable that Philadelphia will end up under the cap, assuming Ivey, Wilkins or Jenkins signs with another NBA team. In the meantime, the Sixers recently used part of the Holiday TPE to acquire Tony Wroten Jr. from the Memphis Grizzlies — not cap room. HoopsWorld

August 17, 2013 Updates

With so many changes and new GM Sam Hinkie overseeing the rebuilding process, Turner, who is heading into the fourth and final guaranteed year of his rookie contract, realizes there are no guarantees that he’ll remain a Sixer even until the end of the season. “All I can worry about is being better,” Turner said. “I just don’t want to let these type of situations deter the fun I have with the game. Everything that’s been going on this summer has been about chess moves and money and all that. At the end of the day, it’s about playing basketball.” phillyburbs.com

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The Sixers have the most salary-cap space in the NBA, and all signs point to their making more trades. "We will be an attractive trading partner for teams around the league all year - not just for players, but for the cap room that we have," Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said. The team is about $16.6 million under the $58.679 million salary cap for this season. It could have as much as $36 million available next summer. "That kind of flexibility will give us real options," Hinkie added. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 29, 2013 Updates

Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool interviewed for the Philadelphia 76ers' head coaching opening on Monday and has emerged as a serious candidate for the job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie has moved deliberately on the search, interviewing multiple candidates, but Vanterpool has risen into legitimate consideration, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

July 28, 2013 Updates

He said he is happy for Gersson Rosas, Sam Hinkie and Arturas Karnisovas, who have left or will leave the Rockets and their positions as Morey's top personnel assistants for greater positions around the NBA. All had earned their new positions, Morey said. He just would not view their success as a measure of his. "I don't feel we accomplished much, yet," Morey said. "I'll take more pride when we've actually had more results than before. "It's a results league. It should be. Everyone, including ourselves, will be looking at what should be a step forward this year in hopefully a big way. … I'm trying to make sure we actually have some results before we get too excited." Houston Chronicle

The trick, of course, is making sure your opinion of market value is smarter than the next guy's. That takes a while, and a lot of shucking, to find out. Ownership has bet heavily on Hickie's brains, but we are years away from judging the wisdom of that wager. "I'm only trying to do what I think is right, and that's build something that the owners want and that I think the fans want. I want to build something that is lasting, and that is special with a capital S," Hinkie said. Philadelphia Inquirer

"We'll focus on building something that will end in a place everybody will be proud of. If our young players play great, then things will move on quickly. If they don't, then it will move along more slowly," Hinkie said. "It's a little early right now. [Noel and Carter-Williams] are both under contract for four years. That allows you to look around the bend a little bit, and look past a turnover or be patient with an injury." Philadelphia Inquirer

July 25, 2013 Updates

After being urged by 94 WIP-FM personality Angelo Cataldi, new Sixers chief executive officer Scott O’Neil apologized Thursday morning to fans who purchased tickets with the hope of seeing Bynum play. “I apologize on behalf of the Sixers to any fan who invested and thought Bynum was going to be their guy and be the savior,” said O’Neil, while being a guest on Cataldi's radio show. “At the end of the day that’s our apology to every fan – not just to you [he told Cataldi]. “However, we are going to take some chances when we can take some chances. And sometimes, they're not going to work. And sometimes, they are. When they don’t work, we are not going to ever talk about a player negatively. That’s not going to help us or the franchise or the fans. That’s not going to help us recruit. It doesn't help us go out and grab free agents. It doesn’t help us when we are evaluating talent. It doesn’t help us when we are talking to coaches. It just doesn't help.” Philadelphia Inquirer

July 24, 2013 Updates

Noel is also pleased the Sixers drafted point guard Michael Carter-Williams out of Syracuse with the 11th pick in the draft, someone with whom he shares a tremendous rapport. The two were AAU teammates in high school. "Sam [Hinkie] is just a genius," Noel said. "How would you just think of something like that? To have two players that played AAU together. We have a great relationship, from point guard to big man. You've got to really put a lot of thinking into that. A lot of credit goes to him for building that as a foundation for this organization going on into the future." USA Today Sports

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