Sam Hinkie Rumors
Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie declined to comment, but a Sixers team source disputed the allegation. “That’s not true,” the Sixers source said. According to the other two sources, the Sixers are now trying to receive a payment from the Los Angeles Lakers for allegedly misinforming them about Andrew Bynum. Bynum came to the Sixers from Los Angeles in a four-team deal in August 2012. But the 7-foot center never played for the team due to chronically injured knees.
General Manager Sam Hinkie addressed Embiid’s health during his post-draft press conference today. While Hinkie was not able to provide much certainty on the big man’s future — they’re still in the process of getting opinions from various medical professionals around the world — Hinkie did say he did not expect Embiid to participate in summer league. “I don’t see how he’d play in summer league. [Those are] not the kind of conversations we’ve been having,” Hinkie said.
Tom Moore: #Sixers Hinkie said he and Saric expect Saric to come here next summer. #76ers: 4 more rumors
The NBA Players Association is investigating the 76ers for possible violations of the “spirit” of the collective bargaining agreement between the players and the NBA, according to a Tuesday report from the website RealGM.com. Various league sources confirmed the report Wednesday but indicated that the Sixers are unlikely to face any punishment as a result. While the Sixers have approached their salary-cap requirements from a unique perspective in the last two seasons, they stayed within the technical framework of the agreement that was approved in 2011.
While the Sixers have targeted D’Angelo Russell and are willing to trade up to avoid losing him to the Lakers, league sources say GM Sam Hinkie also has not closed the door on teams looking to trade up to No. 3. The price of doing such business? An unprotected future first-round pick, said a person who has been in contract with the Philadelphia front office.
Jake Fischer: Checked w/ several agents re NBPA report: Sixers frequently offering four-year, non-guaranteed contracts has rubbed agents, NBPA wrong way.
Shams Charania: NBPA told agents in meeting Monday that it is researching Philadelphia for possible violation of collective bargaining, sources tell RealGM.
We’ve been hearing both Mudiay and Russell’s name here for months. But over the past few weeks multiple sources around the league suspect that Sam Hinkie may actually be leaning toward Porzingis.
“Recently, Joel and Sixers personnel traveled to Los Angeles for a series of routine exams with a number of physicians who have been actively involved throughout this process. During his visit with Dr. Richard Ferkel, a standard CT scan on Joel’s right foot revealed less healing than anticipated at this point. “Our priority remains providing Joel with every opportunity to ensure he has a long and successful NBA career, and as such, these findings cause us to pause and reassess his current activities. Together with Joel and his representatives, we will continue to consult with the experienced team of doctors who have been an integral part of his evaluations, while also engaging in dialogue with a broader set of experts and specialists.
Chris Mannix: Joel Embiid has experienced “less healing than anticipated,” Sixers GM Sam Hinkie says in a statement. Says Embiid will pause training. Embiid/Sixers will “pause and reassess his current activities.” Team will continue to consult current doctors but also seek other opinons.