Sam Hinkie has executed a dizzying number of deals since taking over as Sixers GM, (actually six pages worth in under two years on Pro Sports Transactions). It’s all part of his tanking plan, which last night included trading Brandon Davies for two guys who may or may not play here, the option to swap second round picks in 2018, and the rights to a 12-year-old to be named in 2020. With Hinkie at the helm, whom the Sixers had, whom they have, and whom they will have can be pretty confusing. So we decided that a flow chart was in order:
Excludes hilarious undrafted free agent signings
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Now, the fine print:
Other than the 2017 first rounder (from the Cavs, originally from Heat), all the picks the Sixers received are unprotected.
Conditionally, due to a pre-Hinkie deal that brought Arnett Moultrie here [from Real GM]: “Philadelphia’s 2015 1st round pick to Boston (via Miami) protected for selections 1-14; if this pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyed, then Philadelphia will instead convey its 2015 2nd round pick and 2016 2nd round pick to Boston [Miami-Philadelphia, 6/28/2012 then Boston-Golden State-Miami, 1/15/2014].”
If the Sixers’ first round pick in 2015 falls between 1-14 (it will), then they’ll get to keep it and instead send a second round pick to the Celtics in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Additionally, that 2015 first rounder that came here in the Thad Young deal will likely stay with the Sixers, unless the Heat somehow land a top 10 pick this year, in which case the pick would be deferred to a protected first round pick in 2016 or an unprotected pick in 2017. Still with me? With the most likely scenarios in place, the Sixers currently own seven first round and 13 second round picks over the next six drafts– three in 2015 (the Warriors’, Magic’s and Clippers’), one in 2016 (the Nuggets’), one in 2017 (their own), three in 2018 (their own, whichever is better among the Knicks’ and Clippers’ picks, and whichever is better among the Cavs’ and Nets’ picks), three in 2019 (their own, the Knicks’, and whichever is better among the Bucks’ and Kings’), and two in 2020 (their own and the Nets’). That’s all good for a total of 20 draft picks over the next six years… unless, of course, they trade some of them, which they absolutely will. We’ll keep this updated.
Big assist to Jake Pavorsky for helping us make sense of all this.