To get an idea of the impact that Hinkie has had on the Sixers since his arrival in Philadelphia, take a look at the below graphic, via the Sixers.
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By increasing the incoming assets (read: draft picks), Hinkie has increased the team's chances of landing a star, and/or other solid players. He has also carved out a lot of cap space, with no one owed big money down the line. So while the team has still struggled on the court during Hinkie's first two seasons in Philadelphia, the full effect of the moves he has made have not yet been felt.