So you think Sam Hinkie will be unemployed after next season?
“I think the season has been a huge success.” Josh Harris
“We want to get back to the playoffs and compete for the championship. That’s what we’re trying to do. To get to that point to be an elite team, there is no shortcuts. We came in knowing it would be a long season and we would be putting building blocks in place.” Josh Harris
“Sam Hinkie ran a very in-depth and thoughtful process." Josh Harris
“We evaluated every single option. We had multiple conversations and we were satisfied with the results of what happened at the trade deadline. It was all part of the bigger plan. I am very happy with the job our front office did.” Josh Harris
That doesn’t sound like a front office that’s about to get fired after next season.
Yes he probably will but let’s see what we get. This Sixers front office is about building for the future. I’d be happy to keep Thad, I think he’s a very good player and one that’s very enjoyable to watch. However, what’s best for him is not to be a Sixer and I hope wherever he goes, he can compete for an NBA title because he deserves that opportunity and who knows, maybe he could come back here at some point.
Of the teams you wouldn’t want to follow through recent draft history, San Antonio would not be one of them. Until Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter, they hadn’t signed an extension with any rookie 1st rounder that they drafted since Tony Parker (who was drafted 13 years ago).
I also am skeptical that teams are going to trade 1st rounders in the future without knowing what those drafts will hold or their future unless they are mortgaging their future on a current star or possible star ala Knicks or Nets.
I’ve gone back and forth on Harris. I’d take him but think we should do whatever it takes to get Aaron Gordon and that includes trading back up into the lottery using our #10 pick imo.