3 weeks after the Trade Deadline War! Tank, Cannon used! No draft pick safe!

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KJ, a casualty of war…

He’s methodical and determined! That’s right, it’s Sam Hinkie. Sam continues to show no mercy in his relentless pursuit of every single draft pick to ever exist in the NBA!

It’s true!. Ok, but what was he thinking this past trade deadline? The thing is, maybe, you might not need a fortune teller to read Hinkie’s mind. With the recent trade of MCW and KJ, the Sixers ability to win basketball games has severely plummeted. At the same time it seems to be putting them in a better position to draft a point guard with a better chance at being elite. A point guard with more upside like Mudiay or Russell.

If you’re a 6ers’ fan, doesn’t that seem logical? Here’s a more important question, do you think MCW can be an elite PG? Would he have been the point guard that carries this team through the playoffs to a championship ring? Carter-Williams is 23 years old, has a broken shot and a fragile frame.

As much as it has been fun and it really has, you have to wonder. Sixers management didn’t, they saw enough in Carter-Williams and maybe they even saw someone better that might be available to them in the month of May. So when the Bucks dangled that Lakers’ first round pick like a Oreo in front of the Cookie Monster, Hinkie bit. Now Mudiay or Russell could be wearing 76ers logos on their jerseys next season.

It’s hypotheses and educated guesses, that’s as good as it gets. No one is immune to Sam Hinkie and his Jedi Mind Tricks.

One thing is for certain, there’s a little more to the story regarding Canaan. Dwight Howard was said to have professed his love to Canaan. Canaan rejected him like a blocked shot which is why he’s in Philly at the trade deadline. Howard’s heart broken while Canaan comes to Philly and pulls a Kyle Korver. Love and Basketball, real life, no movie, true story.

A rock and a hard place, that’s where Hinkie was with the McDaniels’ trade. Get what you can for KJ or let him go for nothing because of the money he’s going to command this summer? Oh what’s that, you want a 2nd round pick also to seal the deal Hinkie? Cookie, cookie, cookie, cookie, cookie..

Breaking News! Sam Hinkie has applied for the General Manager position with the Philadelphia Eagles. Hinkie continues to show no mercy as he begins his voyage to obtain every single draft pick in the NFL! Evidently the NBA can’t quench Sam Hinkie’s undeniable thirst for.. Wait for it.. Wait for it.. MoRe DrAfT PiCkS!!!

Ok, so back to KJ McDaniels and his off the backboard dunks to himself? He would’ve been an amazing 3 & D guy. It’s the right call by Hinkie, the problem is KJ was a diamond in the rough. The team produced a great scouting report which resulted in a great decision to select KJ in the second round. Maybe the scenario wasn’t available where Hinkie could’ve received a better return. It just might be hard to imagine Canaan or that future player that gets drafted in the 2nd round as a much better player than McDaniels.

At least we can see what Jordan McRae’s going to be up to in the D-League. I’m actually serious. I like little stuff like that!

Because though dim now, the future is bright and ripe with opportunity.

Sam Hinkie said that.. Maybe?

Ryan White agrees to terms with Flyers

Minor move by Hextall. 4th line Center, 13th forward, or Phantom?

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they’ve signed Ryan White to a one-year, two-way contract.

White had six points and 50 penalty minutes with the Montreal Canadiens in 2013-14. He became an unrestricted free agent after the club decided against giving him a qualifying offer.

This will mark the first time that White has failed to secure a one-way deal since his entry-level contract expired. He’s spent parts of the last five seasons in the NHL and has 141 career games under his belt.

The 26-year-old will compete for a bottom-six forward spot during training camp. Philadelphia currently has just 11 forwards signed to one-way deals.

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Sixers Summer League Takeaways

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76ers Summer League basketball concluded on Friday where lots of young talent got the opportunity to prove themselves in front of coaches and staff, but more importantly in front of the fans!

After a 19 win season the Sixers young Summer League roster was out to show improvement. This team – coached by regular season assistant coach Lloyd Pierce – was not top-of-the-line talent; as was every other NBA team competing, instead full of mostly rookies, Development League players, or second year players still fighting for a roster spot.

Casual Sixers and NBA fans may have found it tough to watch exhibition basketball from Orlando and Las Vegas but the die-hards are all over the games.  After 11 total games collectively from both locations the City of Brotherly Love has a few takeaways to buzz about.

THEY WON THE FREAKING CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!

Yes the ALL CAPS is necessary because I do…

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Trade Rumors

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The Sixers have been rumored to be trying to get into the Cavs/T-Wolves deal that would send Kevin Love to Cleveland. Sam Hinkie’s target? The hometown SG, Dion Waiters. If we were to get into this 3 team deal, beloved SF/PF Thaddeus Young would be headed to Minnesota. This trade would certainly be beneficial considering we have a hole at the 2 position. The overall trade could possibly look like this:

Sixers receive: Dion Waiters
Cavs receive: Kevin Love
Timberwolves receive: Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett, and Cleveland draft picks

(There would also be some low end players headed to Minnesota and Philly for cap reasons…)

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