By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Sixers received a lot in the reported deal agreed to on Wednesday night with the Sacramento Kings. Sam Hinkie found a way to set the Sixers up for the future by acquiring the right to swap first round picks in the draft with the Kings over the next two seasons while also picking up a conditional first in 2018.READ MORE: Gas Prices Rise In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid High Crude Prices
The piece acquired that fans will get the first look at is guard Nik Stauskas. He is the shooter that the Sixers so desperately need. He tweeted on Wednesday night around the time of the report, and sounds excited to be coming to Philadelphia.
On Thursday morning, Stauskas shared a bit of a conversation that he had with his now former teammate, DeMarcus Cousins. The big man wished Stauskas the best of luck as he approaches new opportunity in Philadelphia.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Stormy Evening Brings In Seasonal Temperatures For Early Next Week
Hinkie has made several moves to acquire salary from other teams looking to dispose of it. However, this is one of the first deals that is not merely future oriented, but also lands the team a player that will step right into their rotation on day one and more than likely start.
Stauskas is the floor spacer the Sixers need to compliment their sudden surfeit of big men. The No. 8 pick in last year’s draft will now have the opportunity to prove himself in Philadelphia.MORE NEWS: Inaugural Penn Relays 5K Underway At Penn Park