Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Nik Stauskas (Michigan) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number eight overall pick to the Sacramento Kings in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Draft: 76ers Tried To Trade Up To No. 8

Grantland released a video about the 2014 NBA Draft in which they were present in the Sacramento Kings war room on draft night. Are you wondering why this is important? Well, there was much about the Kings wanting to trade their slot at No. 8 as soon as they were given the pick.

Sam Hinkie, who is known as the master of trades, attempted to acquire the pick from the Kings. Hinkie offered the Kings the 76ers No. 10 selection, along with two second-round picks. The Kings took about half a second to decide before denying the offer.

One has to wonder what the 76ers wanted at No. 8, could it have been Nik Stauskas or Noah Vonleh? My guess is Noah Vonleh, but what about you?

Regardless, Hinkie swindled the Magic for a 2017 first-round pick and 2015 second-round pick in the end. So, this is all just fun. Check out the video below, it’s pretty damn cool.

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