Training camp Rumors
On a construction site across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie stood in the middle of an unfinished building. It’s the location of the 76ers new $80 million, 120,000-square feet practice facility and business offices. No courts yet. No locker rooms. Just an empty two-floor structure with beams and stairs that is scheduled to be completed before training camp opens in the fall.
Hinkie wants an environment “in which everybody sees how hard everybody else is working,” he said. “The goal is to encourage you to work at your craft – three hours beats two hours and four hours beats three.” They are creating a place where 76ers players, coaches, front-office staff and other basketball staffers have access to the best in equipment, training, sports science, video and concierge services. “We want it to be the Four Seasons of practice facilities,” Hinkie said.
The basketball operations facility’s roofing, windows and exterior wall should be in place by mid-May. “In designing the basketball operations facility we pulled inspiration from the most cutting-edge sports medicine, wellness, and recovery practices from leagues, teams, and sport disciplines across the world,” general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. “We challenged ourselves to create a 24/7 destination for our players’ physical and mental needs.”
The Dallas Mavericks waived forward Maurice Ndour on Monday to finalize their regular-season roster, league sources told Yahoo Sports. “It was a really tough decision,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban told Yahoo. Ndour is sidelined indefinitely because of a stress reaction in his left leg, an injury that played a major role in the Mavericks’ decision. Dallas dealt with injuries throughout the preseason and opted to keep healthy center Salah Mjeri. Ndour had been a strong candidate to remain on the roster before his injury.