By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – At Friday’s Sixers press conference, no one was discussing the biggest move the Sixers made on Thursday, because it’s not yet official. But it’s fair to say everyone was thinking about it.
The trade that brought the Sixers Nerlens Noel and a first round pick in exchange for All-Star guard Jrue Holiday won’t be made official until July. So Michael Carter Williams, and Arsalan Kazemi the two newest additions to the Sixers roster, and their fearless leader, general manager Sam Hinkie, met with the media on Friday to talk about everything else.
“I think this is an exciting day for us, for our future. The role that I’ve taken and the role of our front office is to bring in talent. And I think both of these guys represent a real influx of talent. The type of talent I think we can grow with,” Hinkie said.
The first round pick, Carter Williams, is a point guard out of Syracuse, taken with the 11th pick in Thursday night’s draft. Hinkie says they wanted him all along.
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