The 76ers have reached an inevitable part of general manager Sam Hinkie’s rebuilding effort, as the team finally agreed to trade seven-year veteran Thaddeus Young to the Timberwolves as part of the long-rumored Kevin Love trade, per Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune and confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.
Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia have completed NBA trade call, source tells Yahoo. Kevin Love has joined LeBron James with the Cavs.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 23, 2014
Minnesota’s Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and Miami’s 2015 first-round pick remains the package to Philadelphia for Thaddeus Young.
— Adrian …
It’s only been a little over a year since Sam Hinkie took over as General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, but the number of assets in possession of the Sixers has multiplied tremendously.
After the recent Thaddeus Young trade, I decided to illustrate via flowcharts the work that Sam has done with the few valuable assets that this team had when he stepped in. Many of the returns have yet to play, or are still in the form of future draft picks, but the amount of promise and potential in some of the current pieces in undeniable.
Jrue Holiday, Evan …
K.J. McDaniels, the 32nd pick in this past June’s draft, has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the 76ers, making him a restricted free agent next offseason, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
A second-round selection out of Clemson, McDaniels is not forced into the rookie scale contracts of first rounders, allowing both him and his agent leeway in trying to negotiate a deal. Coming after the signing of fellow rookie second rounder Jerami Grant earlier in the week, it was assumed that McDaniels would sign a similar contract that pays him more like a first-round pick: two years of …
Tony “Wrecking Ball” Wroten has been handling starting point guard duties this preseason with Michael Carter-Williams recovering from a torn labrum, but it appears that he’ll continue to start once the regular season starts as well. Carter-Williams will not be ready for the 76ers’ season opener on October 29th on the road against the Pacers, per CSN Philly, as head coach Brett Brown said the following regarding his recovery:
I see a more fit player including his wind and cardio stuff. I think that he is going on the path that we anticipated. What does that translate into him playing …