May 21, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday in Times Square with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning for the second time in three years and third time in ten years. The Washington Wizards moved up from the eighth slot to draft third.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Toronto Raptors
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
May 16, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Sam Hinkie is gearing up to interview top prospects at the NBA draft combine in Chicago.
"It's rare that you get the opportunity to meet some of these players,” Hinkie said. “Some of these players won't come to a particular city to work out or won't come based on your draft position. When you go to Chicago, you get to interview the players and see them up close.
"Even if it's not a target that you can reach now, a player that you think will go too high for Philadelphia's current draft position, I very much want to meet him, I very much want to quiz him, I very much want to try and understand what makes him tick because he will be a trade target in the coming years, he will be a free-agent target in 4 years, he might be a maximum target to recruit on July 1 in 9 years, and this instance now is worth collecting and learning."
The Sixers currently have the 11th pick in the draft, which will be held on June 27.
May 15, 2013 1:28 AM EDT
Nick Young is being sued for sexual assault by a woman for an incident that occurred in West Hollywood in 2011.
Young allegedly bought champagne for the woman and her friend, and then slipped the date rape drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid into the beverage because her memory of the evening ended shortly thereafter.
Young admitted to the woman the next morning that he had sex with her but then stopped when she passed out. The woman was bleeding from her vagina and rectum.
When Young took the woman home, she then went to the UCLA Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, where she took a rape kit and was tested for STDs.
Young is being sued for sexual battery, sexual assault and false imprisonment.
Young spent the 12-13 NBA season with the Philadelphia 7ers and will be a free agent this offseason.
May 14, 2013 5:46 PM EDT
Sam Hinkie has been officially hired as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers.
“Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander hired me to bring a data-driven approach to their front office and general manager Daryl Morey allowed me to flourish. I am so fortunate and grateful for the opportunities they both afforded me,” said Hinkie. “I agreed to come lead the Sixers because the first, and to my mind, the most important building block is in place: A thoughtful ownership group committed to building a basketball operation that is data-driven, strategic and relentlessly innovative. The challenge ahead of us is real, but I am invigorated to build something lasting for Philadelphia.”
Hinkie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma and received his MBA from Stanford.
While with the Rockets, Hinkie utilized data to improve decision making in the NBA Draft, via free agency and trades, and in-game strategy. Additionally, Hinkie provided day-to-day management of basketball operations, managed the Rockets' salary cap and scouted prospects in person across the collegiate and professional ranks
May 10, 2013 4:39 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Sam Hinkie as their new general manager.
Hinkie replaces Tony DiLeo and will have complete control over basketball operations.
Hinkie had been the Houston Rockets' vice president of basketball operations since 2010.
Hinkie brought an analytics background to his position with the Rockets.
Josh Harris and his ownership group had previously stated that they wanted a GM with an analytics background.
May 09, 2013 10:43 AM EDT
Jrue Holiday has recommended the Philadelphia 76ers hire Michael Curry as head coach.
Curry has been associate head coach of the 76ers, where he has been largely responsible for Holiday's development.
"I've known him for the last three years," Holiday said Wednesday. "He's somebody I trust, and somebody I'd love as a head coach."
Curry often served as a communicator between Doug Collins and the players.
"I think he was the glue to our team last year," Holiday said of Curry. "Obviously we were defensive-based, which is big for us. That was our calling card, and Mike was responsible for that."
Evan Turner also would like to see Curry get consideration.
"We really don't have a lot of room to start all over again when you look at us," said Turner. "I think it would be great for the organization. We respect Mike."
Curry was head coach of the Detroit Pistons for one season.
May 02, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will interview Mike Malone and Jeff Hornacek for their head coaching vacancy, according to sources.
Malone is currently an assistant with the Golden State Warriors, while Hornacek is an assistant with the Utah Jazz.
Malone has been a candidate for several NBA head coaching jobs and is currently the top-paid assistant in the league.
The 76ers are also strongly considering Brian Shaw and would be interested in Lionel Hollins should he become available.
Apr 28, 2013 6:21 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will take a steady approach in searching for a replacement for Doug Collins as head coach.
"Obviously the sooner the better in terms that there are other teams that want coaches," owner Josh Harris said. "Having said that it's a really important position, so the answer is it's not possible to put a time frame on it.
"Clearly we are sequencing it quickly. We're not waiting around, but there is a lot of work to be done. It's just hard to put a time frame on it. Faster is better but only if you find the right person."
Harris is running the search with general manager Tony DiLeo.
Apr 26, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will have a D-League franchise based in Newark, Delaware, according to sources.
The affiliate won't be an expansion as it will be the relocation of a dormant franchise.
The 76ers will join the likes of the Thunder, Rockets and Spurs to have a single franchise D-League affiliate.
Apr 24, 2013 3:43 PM EDT
Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Malone is high on the Philadelphia 76ers' list of candidates to replace Doug Collins, according to sources.
Brian Shaw, who is Frank Vogel's lead assistant, is also a top candidate for the 76ers.
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Mike Brown and Brian Shaw are the top candidates to replace Doug Collins as head coach of the 76ers.
Evan Turner's name has come up in several trade rumors.
The 76ers are continuing to consider re-signing Andrew Bynum despite his persistent knee issues.
Michael Curry will interview for the 76ers' vacancy while eyeing job openings around the NBA, the former Pistons' head coach told RealGM on Thursday afternoon.
Doug Collins said he made the decision that this would be his final season while spending the holidays in December with family.
The 76ers' ownership wanted Doug Collins to return for the final season of his contract, worth $4.5 million, but the coach informed owner Josh Harris of his decision to leave.
The 76ers are not forcing Doug Collins out, according to a source.
Some members of the 76ers' organization prefer a coach who is more pliable in his dealings with management and players.
Nick Young, who signed a one-year deal with the 76ers last summer, should be an attractive guard option on the free agent market this offseason.
Jrue Holiday has shot 12-for-55 (21.8 percent) over his past three games, including a 2-for-24 stinker at Charlotte.
Andrew Bynum hasn't played a single game for the 76ers after coming over in a trade last August.
The 76ers don't have a timetable to decide on whether or not they will re-sign Andrew Bynum, according to president Rod Thorn.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived Jeremy Pargo and have also signed Justin Holiday.
Justin Holiday is the brother of 76ers star Jrue Holiday.
76ers CEO and co-owner Adam Aron publicly ripped the team after its loss Thursday.
Andre Iguodala still maintains contact with several former 76ers teammates.
Andrew Bynum will begin physical therapy on Friday and will remain non-weight bearing for approximately three weeks.
Andrew Bynum has received criticism from NBA analysts such as Magic Johnson and former mentors like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Andrew Bynum might not ever play for the 76ers despite the magnitude of assets the organization dealt for him.
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Andrew Bynum has missed the entire season due to bone bruises and damaged cartilage in his knees.
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