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Hinkie draft and FA approach clear after two drafts


Hinkie's style is very clear to me now. Draft is all about buying options and creating positive risk at a low cost. That is why he will alway take the player with the biggest potential like Embiid and Noel. It's all about lowering cost risk and maximizing performance returns (wins).

To him, and the Sixers, the "risk" perceived by the general media and fans of the draftees do not exist. The reason is because the cost of the drafted player is actually very low, compared to a veteran free agent, meaning there is minimal risk to ANY drafted player. So he could possibly see 2nd round picks as lowest risk options, which to him would be worth a lot. They might have lower return potential, but at a very low coat (money).

I think from these histories, I believe we will see Hinkie being very conservative with free agency. You will not see him throw money at someone like Gordon Hayward or even Kyrie Erving because they will come at a high cost with high risk of non-performance. He would pay LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony any kind of money they want however. They are known commodities at low risk of performance shortfalls. I really doubt you will see Hinkie pay a FA based on potential. Or even get a FA just because he has a lot of salary cap space.

Hinkie is also building a state of the art practice facility, hired a coach known best for players development, and purchased a minor league team.... It's very obvious what his approach is now.

Simply put, I think Sixers are doing the Spurs model, not the rockets model. I don't think we will see big trades and acquisitions for the likes of Harden, Howard, Asik, and Lin. We are going to establish a system, draft high potential raw talents, and build players according to the system.

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