Sixers laying low during free agency

76ers GM Sam Hinkie (Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer).

ORLANDO  – The first week of free agency is almost in the books, and the 76ers haven’t been major players. That’s not surprising considering the team is better off waiting to make moves next summer, when it could have as much as $36 million in salary cap space.

“We’ve been active with a lot of the agents behind the scenes,” Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said. “With a lot of the other teams, as you can imagine, there’s a lot of discussions going this time of year. “But, yeah, we weren't knocking on any doors on midnight on the first [of July.] That’s for sure.”

Hinkie said it wasn’t appropriate to disclose the names of players he approached agents about.

“There’s nothing imminent I’ll tell you that,” he said.

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