Hinkie Manifesto – page 12: The NBA can be a league of desperation, those that are in it and those that can avoid it. So many find themselves caught in the zugzwang, the point in the game where all possible moves make you worse off. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know that my...
The Philadelphia 76ers have an important decision to make in the summer of 2019. There will be a market for backup point guard, TJ McConnell, and according to sources, the Sixers have not made an effort to extend the point guard. “If they were planning to extend him, I’d imagine we would have heard about it,” one source told me....
Mike Muscala is well traveled and is quite a fan of ground transportation. He will be taking his love of cars and basketball to the City of Brotherly love. Muscala, who just turned 27, is a 6'11" center/power forward who has displayed real stretch capability in his 5 year NBA Career. The expectation is that Muscala will fill the Ersan...
It wasn't difficult to analyze what the Philadelphia 76ers were trying to accomplish during the Sam Hinkie era, which started in 2013 and ended in 2016. During that time, Hinkie worked alongside the likes of Brett Brown as well as another man who was generous enough to speak at length with Sixers Front Office about his time in Philadelphia...
I have been to countless live sporting events dating back to when I was 5 years old.  I never, ever caught a homer, a foul ball, a ball thrown into the stands. or even a hot dog fired into the crowd. I’ve never caught a puck that went over the glass or had an NBA player fall into my...
"He is one of the best general managers I have ever dealt with," NBA Agent Chris Patrick told Sixers Front Office, referencing his experience working with former general manager, Sam Hinkie. "He was punctual, he always called me back, and I have dealt with general managers who were not punctual or professional." On April 6, 2016, Hinkie stepped away from...
TLC, what did we do to deserve such disrespect? Did someone hurt you? As you all know, former first round pick Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has been traded to Oklahoma City as part of a three-team deal that also included Justin Anderson being sent to Atlanta in exchange for Mike Muscala. Despite showing occasional flashes, TLC was never able to earn himself significant...
{Editor's Note:  Brian has created his "Trade Value Power Rankings" as a way of cataloging the various assets that the Sixers hold. Like all valuations, some will stay very consistent, while others swing in value wildly. Discussions of these rankings will appear on "The Burner" podcasts, as well as on our Twitter account, and updates will be regular. Additional...
Welcome, class. With the new Supreme Court law giving states the right to legalize sports betting, people can finally bet on sporting events without being in Las Vegas - something none of us could do before. Just kidding. Last year, it was estimated that illegal sports betting took a handle of $150 billion (yes, billion with a “B”), while Nevada...
Prior to Philadelphia 76ers home games, the ringing of the bell has taken on a life of its own. Various celebrities and athletes have been handed the ceremonial privileges, but how did we get here? "That whole day was surreal," said Game Presentation Coordinator, Dan Sieck. "The coolest moment with the bell was most definitely when Meek was released...
On the morning of Sunday, July 15, former Flyers' goaltender Ray Emery went on a swimming trip to Lake Ontario with friends and drowned, his life tragically cut short at the age of 35. Emery spent two stints with the Flyers: first in 2009, then two seasons from 2013-2015. In those few years, the goalie known as “Razor” endeared himself...
Philadelphia 76ers' star center Joel Embiid was the lead voice in convincing Markelle Fultz to discontinue his training relationship with Keith Williams, a source close to the team told Sixers Front Office on Friday night. Leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft, Williams was the man who was in charge of the development of Fultz. Now, Markelle is working with...