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Michael Carter-Williams

Mike Sielski: Here's why Hinkie's plan for 76ers could still work

So the other day a sportswriter asked me when I went on Sam Hinkie's payroll. The question came after everyone learned that Joel Embiid would miss another season because of his injured right foot, and it was both revealing and cutting. It said something about how divisive a figure Hinkie has become over his 26 months as the 76ers' general manager, and it compelled some self-reflection: In writing about Hinkie's rebuilding plan, have I crossed the line between explaining why it could work and becoming a cheerleader for it? The last thing a sports columnist should be is a homer. I reviewed everything I've written about the Sixers since Hinkie's hiring. I don't...