No More Process In Philly
By: Connor Lenahan
Huh, would you look at that. The Sixers just had something progressive fall right into their laps. Sam Hinkie, the long time general manager that spearheaded the long term rebuilding process, just resigned from the team. This is the best possible thing that could happen to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Hinkie wasn’t a bad GM per say, but he wasn’t getting anything done in the meantime. The Sixers kept losing and losing and drafting and drafting. It became a vicious cycle. Players like Michael Carter-Williams have come and gone with acquired draft picks bookending both deals. Some promising talents have come out of Hinkie’s process – Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel – while others have flamed out in beautiful fashion – looking at you, Joel Embiid.
Hinkie is going to get another chance to work somewhere, probably. It’s not like this is the end of his career. But he gets to be lifted out of a toxic team situation that wants to improve quickly. The Sixers are likely getting two-time NBA Executive of the Year winner Bryan Colangelo at the helm. With this year’s pick the Sixers might even add a game changing point guard to make the team competitive sooner than later.
This is a good day to root for Philly sports.
Also this is a good day to watch NBA Twitter because it is exploding right now.