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How Sam Hinkie Turned the Idea of a Second Round Pick Into Seven Players and Four Picks


This was laid out in a previous post, but let’s dig a little deeper here.

In 2014, Sam Hinkie’s way of taking on salary dumps and making the Sixers available as the third team in three-team deals was the “protected second round pick.” And boy was it protected. The teams “receiving” the pick in these deals had no illusions that they’d actually get it (and if they did, it was just a plus). They just needed to dump some salary or a player in a deal with a trade exemption and the Sixers needed to toss something out there in return. So let’s look at what Sam Hinkie did with a protected 2014 second round pick. [Ed. Note: All of these deals MIGHT be for the same pick. They probably are. That is, however, unconfirmed at this point.]:

  • July 13, 2013
    • Sixers acquire rights to Royce White and Furkan Aldemir from the Rockets in exchange for a 2014 second round pick (protected top 55)
  • August 22nd, 2013
    • Sixers acquire Tony Wroten from the Grizzlies in exchange for a 2014 second round pick (protected top 50 and #56-50)
  • February 20th, 2014
    • Sixers acquire Byron Mullens, and a 2018 second round pick from the Clippers in exchange for a 2014 second round pick (protected top 40 and #46-60)
    • Sixers acquire Eric Maynor, a 2015 second round pick (used to draft Arturas Guaditis), and a 2016 second round pick in a three-team trade with the Nuggets and Wizards. The Sixers send away a 2014 second round pick (protected top 45 and #51-60)

Also on February 20th, 2014, the Sixers traded Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers for Danny Granger and the 2015 second round pick they’d use to select Luka Mitrovic.

After doing all of that dealing, the Sixers’ 2014 second round pick — essentially protected from pick #40 to pick #60 — didn’t convey, so they got to keep it. Hinkie used that pick to select K.J. McDaniels. Down the line, he traded McDaniels for Isaiah Canaan and a 2015 second round pick, which he used to select Richaun Holmes.  The Sixers still have Aldemir and Wroten from the earlier deals, and yesterday, Hinkie packaged the rights to Mitrovic and the rights to Guaditis (from the Maynor trade) for Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, a future first round pick, and the right to swap two other first round picks. The long road that began almost two years ago with the Aldemir deal is still being paved, but it doesn’t make it any less amazing.


Your Updated Sam Hinkie Flowchart

Credit to Jim for the work on the flowchart

Credit to Jim for the work on the flowchart

Somewhere, Dick Jerardi still thinks the Sixers should’ve kept Evan Turner.

If you’ll notice, the protected 2014 second round pick in the top left that was traded for a 2016 second round pick, Eric Maynor, and one of the 2015 second round picks (Arturas Gudaitis) used to acquire Nik Stauskas et al. was protected and itself never vested (top-45, 51-60 protected). The Sixers kept it and drafted K.J. McDaniels, who turned into a 2015 second round pick (Richaun Holmes) and Isaiah Caanan. So, if you’re keeping score at home, Sam Hinkie, magically, turned one 2014 second round pick into Holmes, Canaan, a 2016 second round pick, and a portion of the offering for Stauskas, Landry, Thompson, a protected 2018 first round pick, and the right to swap first round picks with the Kings in the next two drafts. WITCH! WITCH!

Full flowchart after the jump. Continue reading


Sixers Acquire Nik Stauskas, Others in Salary Dump Trade


BEFORE YOU PANIC: If Woj meant Saric, he probably would’ve said Saric.

According to super-insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have acquired Kyle Scott look-alike Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry, and Jason Thompson from the Kings in exchange for overseas players (probably Micic, Kazemi, or a couple of the dudes they drafted this year). The Sixers reportedly wanted Stauskas — which may mean a buyout for Landry and Thompson — and the Kings are trying to dump salary to make a run at Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, and/or Wes Matthews.

We’ll have more on this in the morning.

UPDATE: Also a pick?

UPDATE 2: According to Zach Lowe, “Sixers will receive a protected 1st-round pick from the Kings, and swap rights w/ Sacto in the 1st round of two other drafts, sources say.” If they still didn’t give up Saric in this deal, it’s remarkable.

UPDATE 3: According to Woj, the deal shakes out like this:

“The Kings traded forwards Carl Landry and Jason Thompson and 2014 No. 8 overall draft pick Nik Stauskas to the 76ers for the rights to overseas players and a future second-round draft pick, sources said.”

Saric’s name has still not been mentioned, so I assume he’s safe.


UPDATE 5: There’s some stuff involving Chicago, but this is the simplest breakdown of the picks exchanged:



Jahlil Okafor’s First Pitch was as Awkward as You’d Expect

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CSN Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio yet Again Falls Victim to Fake Twitter Account

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It just wouldn’t be silly season without Timmay being a dope. That Tweet – from Andy Strickland – is fake. It was retweeted by over 100 people, including Panaccio (who impressively figured out how to delete his RT).

Of course, Tim has done this sort of thing before:

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Happy anniversary, Tim.


An AHL Reporter Is Fueling a Fire He Created about a “HUGE” Deal Between the Flyers and the Blues

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Here, join me in pairing this post with a grain of salt. Nightingale has 1,200 Twitter followers and is currently podcasting on a live show with… carry the 2… six listeners (one of them is me) and has somehow managed to light Flyers Twitter ablaze.

But this is all part of my new pledge to post completely unsubstantiated rumors because the last time I didn’t do so I had the Dave Hakstol scoop sitting in my inbox. Seriously, I’ll read anything on the prompter right now. Let’s get nutty today.


Hank Baskett Goes With Transgender Weed Dealer Defense

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Back in 2014, former Eagle (and then reality-star) Hank Baskett made headlines when his Playmate wife dumped him after a reported affair with a transgender model. Hank has finally broken his silence on the matter, and the story he tells sounds like one he made up on the spot but decided to stick with after a year. Seriously, if this story is true, it’s among the most insane things to ever happen to anyone, anywhere. But he sounds like a teenager who just got caught with beer for the first time and he’s trying to explain it away.

Here’s Hank Baskett, telling People Magazine about the tale of the weed-dealing transgender fondler:

Last April, Baskett says he encountered a couple in a grocery store parking lot smoking marijuana. The former football player, 32, says he approached the couple to buy some pot; they gave him a phone number to call and, when he did, he was provided an address. Once he showed up at the home, Baskett says he used the restroom and when he emerged, “I saw something I thought I would never see in my life.”

Baskett says the person who answered the door, a transgender woman, was nude and making out with another transgender woman. “I froze,” says Baskett, visibly shaking as he recalls the memory. Then, the woman who answered the door approached Baskett and fondled him through his basketball shorts.

“I didn’t engage in anything,” he says. “It was like a bank robbery. You never know when you’ll freeze. I don’t know if it was a couple of seconds or 15 seconds, because all I was saying was get out, get out, get out.”

Seriously. This story has a “there was an icicle … and it fell … and it hit me” level of panic to it. You’re a millionaire. You live in LA. I’m sure you know how to get weed. What the hell, dude? Did he just watch a Risky Business/40-Year-Old Virgin double-feature before coming up with (or … experiencing) this? The world is a very, very strange place, but is it really secret-transgender-phone-weed service-that-comes-with-a-side-of-fondling weird?

via CSN, h/t @sircwn


Desean Jaccson’s Reality Show Is Positively RIDICULOUS

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So I watched the abomination that is the obviously scripted and staged DeSean Jaccson: Home Team, which debuted on BET today last night. Here’s a brief recap:

Things started off with news footage from when DeSean was released by the Eagles. The setup is obvious: Once on top, not on top, working to be on top again, but will face obstacles that can only be overcome by the guiding hand of his fame-seeking mother, Gayle.

We haven’t seen this formula before.

The framing is clearly built atop a deep hurt resulting from DeSean’s release from the Eagles. These are just some of the things he had to say with regard to that matter:

“It was a smear campaign.”

“They call me Giant killer, Cowboy killer. Now I’m an Eagle killer, too”

“I felt they definitely tried to paint a picture that wasn’t true.”

“It’s like, bro, the Eagles, they tried to blow me up– that’s how cold they did me.”

So one would assume that the following 20 minutes would consist of video evidence that DeSean is not the character he’s perceived to be, and that he’s doing all the right things to reverse the existing perception. That seems like an obvious conclusion given the early appearance of his longtime publicist, Denise, whom DeSean says is doing a “great job.”* But nope. Denise’s client is now the star of a show which features consecutive segments about his rap aspirations, partying habits, and the conundrum he faces after knocking up his girlfriend of “five or six months.” There’s no mention in the first episode of the OTAs he skipped for the second year in a row.

*This despite the fact that her client has been publicly cast as a gangster who’s not a team player and cares more about his rap career and fame than football, something that is not at all being helped by his new reality show. Yeah, she’s doing yeoman’s work.

I mean, what, on Earth, was DeSean’s camp thinking here? The questionable character traits apparent in just the span of a few minutes are staggering. They have nothing to do with him being a gangster and everything to do with him being a selfish jerk. Evidence: Continue reading

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