Sixers Make The Right Move By Hiring Sam Hinkie76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Saturday, May 11th, 2013
I have been saying it to my buddies, even to my co-workers. Before the Sixers name a Head Coach, they needed a decision maker in the worst way. The Sixers needed a GM. DiLeo was brought in to be Doug’s “Yes Man”. Plain and Simple. My cry was heard ..
Adam Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports:
The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Houston Rockets executive Sam Hinkie to be the franchise’s new general manager, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Hinkie will replace Tony DiLeo with the 76ers and assume full control of basketball operations.
Hinkie had a major part in reshaping the Rockets. He brings an analytical mind to the Sixers. He also has done fairly well in the drafts and free agency with the Rockets. This is something that the Sixers need BADLY. Captain Obvious strikes again!
I had to take a shot at myself there. Sabr guys will be very excited about this hire. I am for it as well. I just hope that the Sixers still use there scouts right. Numbers tell some of the story BUT they don’t tell the whole story. Good move by the Sixers. Hopefully, this starts a trend.
Since I am talking Sixers a might as well touch on the draft and the lottery real quick. The Lottery is on May 21 and the Sixers have a total of 8 balls for the chance of the number one pick. That adds up to be a percentage of .8. So you’re telling me there’s a chance.
Actually, the Sixers are in position for the “Spencer Hawes” type of players. Get excited people. That spot will likely be 11th. Here is a couple of guys that might be there.
Michael Carter-Williams, 6’5 PG, Syracuse. Scouting Report:
A unique prospect who excels at distributing the ball and controlling the flow of the offense. His size sets him apart from other point guards and allows him to see over defenders and find teammates. Having a breakout Sophomore season. Has great court vision and a natural feel for putting the ball in the right place at the right time. Not a very good shooter from the perimeter and has a lot of work to become a threat from outside. Lacks strength at this point. via DraftExpress.com
Kelly Olynyk, 7’0 C, Gonzaga. Scouting Report:
Shows an excellent understanding of the game and has become one of the most dominant bigs on the college level … Has the ability to score on the block with up and unders, pump fakes, drop steps as well as knock down mid range and even outside shots
Not the most athletic guy. Below the rim type of “finesse” player. Foot speed and overall athleticism are below average for the NBA. While he gives solid energy and effort, his lack of foot speed and athleticism decreases his defensive abilities .. NBADRAFT.NET
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