Evan Turner told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he had no discussions with 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie about extending his contact, and he didn’t expect any extension talks, either, “because Hinkie is not my GM“:
Evan Turner was not surprised.
The 76ers swingman, who’s arguably the team’s best player, was not offered an extension past this season. The league-mandated deadline to do that was Thursday night.
“There was nothing whatsoever,” Turner said Friday morning of contract negotiations with the Sixers. “Nothing was done. That’s it.
“There was nothing to talk about. There was no discussion.”
But the Sixers’ second overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft didn’t expect any discussions.
The franchise is in the process of making major changes after hiring Sam Hinkie as its general manager in May. The Sixers traded all-star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans on draft night for rookie center Nerlens Noel. The team is also content with starting its rebuilding process by sacrificing wins this season.
“I didn’t expect anything, because Hinkie is not my GM,” Turner said. “I didn’t come up with Hinkie or anything. He has his own plan for stuff, and that’s pretty much it.”