The Philadelphia 76ers have set themselves up for failure. For General Manager Sam Hinkie, this notorious feat is a colossal success.
The Philadelphia 76ers sent C Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the expiring contracts of C Henry Sims, F Earl Clark, and two second-round picks.
This trade is bundled with the departure of swingman Evan Turner, which landed the former lottery pick in Indiana for the expiring contract of Danny Granger.
Philadelphia also acquired C Byron Mullens from the Clippers for a second-round pick.
Lastly, the Sixers participated in a three-team powwow to land two second-round picks and point guard Eric Maynor from the Wizards.
Hinkie simply gained the opportunity to lose in these deals. The Sixers now possess even less talent, and are well on their way to winning the all-important trial for the top lottery pick.