Saying that this has been a bad season for the Philadelphia 76ers is probably an understatement. The team has 5 games remaining, and has a single-digit number in the wins column. General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Sam Hinkie spoke on Zach Lowe’s podcast today, and established that he’s so stressed out by all the losing that he’s lost 20 pounds.
Hinkie also indicated that this may be the Sixers’ will be aggressive this offseason. Transcribed by CBS Philly:
“We haven’t invested in a big way in that yet, but we have put ourselves to be in a spot as good a cap position as any team in the league. And I think we’ll be more aggressive this summer than we have in the past.
“We may end up going out and spending 10x or 15x than we have in the last three years combined.”
That’s a pretty bold prediction(10 or 15 times?!), and could be indicative of an end to Philadelphia’s tanking, which feels as though it’s been going on for a decade.
One player who the Sixers could reportedly offer a max contract to is 22-year-old German point guard Dennis Schröder.
The Sixers have an abundance of young talent, and if they can make a splash or two in free agency, they could be in pretty great position going forward.