06/28/13 10:20 am EST
According to sources, the new General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers was patrolling the team’s war room at PCOM last night like a general on the front lines of battle. In fact, one Western Conference front office executive described Hinkie and the Sixers as “crazy active” last night.
It’s not going to be pretty next season, but the Sixers organization took a monumental step in the right direction towards building a legitimate contender — several years down the road.
Yes, losing Jrue Holiday, a 23-year-old All-Star point guard is devastating. Yes, if Hinkie’s Draft night went completely to plan, he would have dealt Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes out of the City of Brotherly Love. And yes, the Sixers are going SUCK next season.
But sometimes you have to tear everything down before you can build it back up.