It's been almost five months since Sam Hinkie hung up his orchard gloves and walked away from the Sixers. And it seems for the most part to be split 50/50 between people who want to move on from the Los(s)t Regime and diehards who can't seem to let their feelings go. I empathize with both sides, and generally come down somewhere in the midd--
THIS WEEK ON THE RIGHTS TO RICKY SANCHEZ, WE GRADE EVERY GODDAMN MOVE OF THE SAM HINKIE ERA BECAUSE HEROES GET REMEMBERED BUT LEGENDS NEVER DIE I WROTE YOU EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR YOU WANT THE MOON JUST SAY THE WORD AND I'LL THROW A LASSO AROUND IT I AM KAZAAM
So yes, it's August, the deadest of all Sixers months, and without an Andrew Bynum trade to tide us over, we dove deep into the list of Sixers transactions from 2013-2016 when Sam Hinkie was at the helm. The grading system couldn't be more arbitrary (I think I gave the Solomon Alabi signing an A+), but it was fun to talk a walk through memory lane (Darius Johnson-Odom! Hi!) and reflect on some moves with the benefit of hindsight.
Sohil let us know we forgot to grade the MCW-Lakers pick trade. I trust you know how we feel about that.
Either way, unless you're Spike's dad, it's hard to argue that however fun or difficult you found the last three years to be, the Sixers are set up tremendously well for the future, regardless of whose face we're putting on a billboard. A stark turn from the asset-ravaged Sixers Sam inherited. I'm never going to stop doing this.
Listen to the podcast, get engaged at LL Pavorsky Jewelers, and g'head and turn this into a Jahlil Okafor debate.