Ford: Sam Hinkie's shadow follows the Sixers
philly.com Updated Jun 24 (3 days ago)
It isn't every day an NBA franchise is able to introduce the No. 1 draft pick, so Bryan Colangelo took a moment on Friday - as the team officially welcomed Ben Simmons - to acknowledge the man behind the bumpy road that made it possible.Share Tweet
Brookover: Sixers' chances not good in free agencyphilly.com 21 hours agoThe NBA's free-agent market opens Friday, which is the kind of news during Sam Hinkie's brief tenure as the 76ers' general manager that would have triggered enormous yawns. Thanks to his manifesto-accompanied resignation, we'll never know when Hinkie wo…Share Tweet
The Sixers’ First-Round Pick Furkan Korkmaz Once Dressed Up As Darth Vader For A Dunk Contestdimemag.com Jun 24 (3 days ago)With all the NBA draft hype surrounding Ben Simmons, it would be easy to overlook the significance of Philadelphia’s other first round draft pick, Furkan Korkmaz. USA Today took some time to help us break down his strengths. All the normal measurables a…Share Tweet
Sielski: Some stability for Sixers, and maybe for their coachphilly.com Jun 23 (4 days ago)A coach wants to coach, which means Thursday was always going to be a happy night for Brett Brown. The NBA draft, he said, is always one of his favorite nights of the year. Thursday's was his 16th, and it was special.Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 23 (4 days ago)The general consensus heading into the 2016 NBA Draft was that two players held star potential — LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram. The former went to the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick, which left the Los Angeles Lakers to pic…Share TweetThe Philadelphia 76ers opened the 2016 NBA Draft by picking LSU forward Ben Simmons, as everyone expected they would. They now have about one million dudes above 6-foot-10, and it remains to be seen how they’ll manage to work that logjam out.Read more..…Share Tweetdimemag.com Jun 23 (4 days ago)Getty Image After all sorts of rumors and speculation potentially involving a transaction with the Bulls or Sixers, the Boston Celtics made the first surprise pick of Draft night by selecting California product Jaylen Brown. Up to that point, they were …Share TweetBen Simmons was signing 76ers jerseys and eating cheesesteaks before he was even drafted.Share Tweet
Ford: After Sixers pick first, then the fun beginsphilly.com Jun 22 (5 days ago)The 76ers hold the first selection in the NBA draft Thursday, getting their pick of the incoming hoops litter for just the third time in a franchise history that stretches all the way back to the Syracuse Nationals and a draft record that began when Har…Share Tweet
Deadspin Awards: Worst Teamdeadspin.com Jun 22 (5 days ago)The Deadspin Awards are in July and we need our readers to decide the winners of these prestigious honors. Today, we ask you to answer a simple question to which we nonetheless hope you’ll devote some serious thought: Of all the bad sports teams, which …Share Tweet
The Sixers Should Draft Ben Simmons And Start A Lineup Of Giants That Block Out The Sundimemag.com Jun 22 (5 days ago)Getty Image It has been a rough few years for my beloved Philadelphia 76ers. The team’s strategy of bottoming out to build back up — #TheProcess — resulted in near historic losing and every spouting lunatic with a column or television show yelling about…Share Tweet
Brooky: Trading Okafor for a high draft pick is worth the riskphilly.com Jun 21 (6 days ago)The 76ers concluded their auditions for the NBA draft Tuesday and even had an unannounced guest on the practice court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 teenager from Australia, agreed to a private workout wi…Share TweetAfter an unprecedented multi-year campaign to rebuild through the NBA draft lottery that resulted in one of the least successful three-year periods in league history and the resignation of general manager Sam Hinkie, the Philadelphia 76ers finally lande…Share Tweet
Jahlil Okafor Could Be Headed To The Celtics For The No. 3 Pick In The Draftdimemag.com Jun 20 (7 days ago)USA TODAY Sports Jahlil Okafor’s first season with the Philadelphia 76ers went pretty poorly. After winning the national title with perennial powerhouse Duke, Okafor joined a historically pitiful roster and struggled to adjust to both the basketball and…Share Tweet
Deadspin Awards: Sam Hinkie Memorial Award For Worst GMdeadspin.com Jun 20 (7 days ago)The Deadspin Awards are in July, and we need our readers to decide the winners of these prestigious honors. Today, we ask you to consider a weighty matter: Who deserves the Sam Hinkie Memorial Award for Worst General Manager?Read more...Share TweetESPN.com Jun 20Boston likes the big man, and the price might be low due to limited interest elsewhere. The Sixers might give Okafor up for a deal centered around Ave...Share Tweet
Did Tracy McGrady Call Out Ben Simmons For Disrespecting Retired NBA Greats?dimemag.com Jun 18Getty Image Despite some early reports that Ben Simmons might have played himself out of being the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft, it’s now almost universally expected that Simmons will go to the 76ers first overall on June 23rd. Considering that, …Share Tweet
Sielski: Can the Sixers' Colangelo turn Saric the idea into Saric the player?philly.com Jun 17The last look that Bryan Colangelo had of Dario Saric on a basketball court was in November, five months before the 76ers officially hired Colangelo as their general manager and president of basketball operations, 17 months after the Sixers had made a d…Share Tweet
Sielski: Pre-draft workouts show Sixers something but not everythingphilly.com Jun 16When famous athletes talk about living life "in the fishbowl," a pre-draft workout for the 76ers at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine serves as a fitting setting for their self-metaphor.Share TweetUSA TODAY Sports Unless something drastic happens in the next week, the absolute latest Ben Simmons will be picked in the NBA Draft is No. 2. The Philadelphia 76ers will either take him or Brandon Ingram at No. 1, and the Los Angeles Lakers will take th…Share Tweet
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