The Philadelphia 76ers are in the third season of Sam Hinkie's rebuilding project with no turnaround in sight.
The way they have treated players, agents and possibly other teams may be the most problematic part of the process long-term.
"Their inability to establish a rapport with agents and probably with other teams is definitely going to lead to their demise," an agent said of the Sixers' regime.
"When you're building a business culture, you're dealing with human beings," another prominent agent said. "Especially with athletes, you've got to have a rapport with these guys. It's a culture of communication and transparency, and none of that exists."
"There's nobody there, and nobody will go there," an agent said. "Nobody. Cap space won't matter. You know who'll go there? Guys that are trying to steal money."