By David Goodman @PhillyGuyDave on June 24, 2014
Ever since the Philadelphia 76ers finished tanking the 2013-14 season and came away with the No. 3 pick for their efforts, the rumor mill in Philadelphia has been in overdrive. Everyone knows Sam Hinkie has something up his sleeve for draft night; it's just a matter of what. And things only got more intense with the injury to Joel Embiid. So here are five last-minute Philadelphia 76ers rumors making the rounds.
Ever since the Sixers found out they had the No. 3 pick in the draft, word has leaked that Sam Hinkie wants Andrew Wiggins. Bad. He is “the guy” and the Sixers will do what they have to in order to get him. Including trade Thaddeus Young and their No. 3 pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for their No. 1 pick.
Despite the fact that the Sixers already have a Rookie of the Year-winning point guard in Michael Carter-Williams, word is that coach Brett Brown is really big on Dante Exum and thinks he could make it work with both on the team. It would be a risky move, but could pay off down the road.
Since the injury to Joel Embiid, this one has not been mentioned as often, but it's still out there that the Sixers would consider trading Nerlens Noel if the right offer came along. It doesn't make much sense since he hasn't even played yet, but could happen if the Sixers...
This would be a huge risk for the Sixers and has the potential to be either franchise defining or a spectacular misfire. It seems like too big a chance to take with all the health issues Embiid is dealing with, but as Sixers fans say, “In Hinkie We Trust.”
This is the one that has most Sixers fans having fits. The thought that Sam Hinkie would trade his award-winning rookie point guard seems ridiculous on so many levels. But this is also the man who traded away Jrue Holiday a year ago and that worked out just fine.
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