Sam Hinkie Reportedly Turned Down an Expiring Contract in the Thad Young Deal

"I will take (almost) all of your expiring contracts"
“I will take (almost) all of your expiring contracts”

In the three team trade that sent Thad Young to the Timberwolves and officially made the 76ers the NBA’s All-Name team by bringing in Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved, Sam Hinkie actually turned down an expiring contract in order to get a player he wanted. According to Sports Illustrated, the Wolves originally wanted to send that first round pick, Shved, and J.J. Barea to the 76ers in order to dump Barea’s $4.5 million expiring contract on the pile of cap room the Sixers have been maintaining. But Hinkie told the Wolves he’d much rather have Mbah a Moute, Joel Embiid’s de facto mentor.

This is the first time any real news of Hinkie turning down some dumpster contracts has come out (the rumored deal to take on Amar’e Stoudemire’s abomination of a contract notwithstanding since it’s still a rumor), and it’s nice to know that if we pay some attention to the man behind the curtain, he’s got a plan that’s a little less vague than we may have though.

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3 Responses

  1. I want Joel Embiid on the court by mid December.
    It’ll be 6 months into his rehabilitation process which they said is a 5 to 8 month recovery period,so forget about tanking get this kid on the court.

    No excuses like he needs to work on his shot Embiid already has a plethora of low post moves and I hope he rocks the boat and doesn’t accept sitting out the season but instead complains if Hinkie is intentionally holding him out to lose games.

    Sixers fans do you want Embiid sitting out the whole season even if he’s fully healthy by Christmas,or do you wanna see him playing games and gaining experience instead of sitting at the end of the bench modeling suits.

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