When the dust settled after the 2014 NBA Trade deadline, many joked that Sam Hinkie had acquired every single second-round draft pick for this upcoming June's NBA Draft. Several claimed he hadn't received enough in return in for trades that involved Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner, but the plethora of picks would provide Hinkie with plenty of flexibility on Draft night.
The Sixers could potentially package a few second rounders to trade into the back of the first round. They also could potentially sell the pick to a rival NBA team, like the New York Knicks.
Phil Jackson expressed he's interested in that idea to reporters in New York City on Friday. Per our guy Keith Pompey at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jackson was the opposite of coy when discussing the possibility of buying a pick from the Sixers or the Milwaukee Bucks.
While Jackson was a Zen Master on the bench, he's a rookie when it comes to this whole running a franchise gig. Sixers fans should be giddy that he's interested in tangoing with Hinkie in negotiations. Thus far, the Sixers GM hasn't truly lost on a deal he's made during his time in Philly.