The Philadelphia 76ers shocked everyone when they selected point guard Elfrid Payton with the No. 10 overall pick in the NBA Draft. It appears that Payton is on the way to Orlando for Dario Saric.
The Orlando Magic will take Dario Saric and will send him to 76ers for Elfrid Payton. So … sort of right about Saric to Philly
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 27, 2014
It also looks like the 76ers will be getting the 2017 first-round pick back that they gave up in the Dwight Howard deal from many moons ago. Hinkie basically took the guy that Orlando wanted and forced them to pick Saric for us and give us back our 2017 first-round pick. Jesus, Sam Hinikie is a god.
Along with Dario Saric, Orlando will send a 2015 second-round pick to the Sixers, league source said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2014
It sounds like, per Zach Lowe, the #Sixers will receive a 2017 1st round pick from Orlando.
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) June 27, 2014
Hinkie is all about the picks. This appears to be a very long term plan for Philly, as Saric won’t be over for about two seasons, but that’s okay. Trust in Hinkie guys. He just picked up Dario Saric, a 2015 second-round pick, and our 2017 first-round selection back. He could have just selected Saric at 10, but he rolled the dice and it paid off.