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Kings reaching out to Sam Hinkie for a front office role

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We could have a front office shakeup in Sacramento.

The Sacramento Kings reached out to the Philadelphia 76ers for permission to speak to former-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, according to Marc Stein and Zach Lowe of ESPN. Kings fans have tossed Hinkie’s name out as a potential GM candidate, especially given the success of Philly’s “Process” assets this season.

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski indicates that Hinkie could be in play for a role above Vlade Divac in the organization.

Hinkie was the architect of Philadelphia’s trade with Sacramento a couple summers ago in which Sacramento sent Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, and Nik Stauskas to Philadelphia along with two pick swaps and a future unprotected first rounder in 2019. The trade was the epitome of Hinkie’s plans to acquire assets in whatever way possible.

This would be a major shift for the organization. And there are certainly questions of how Hinkie would handle working under Vivek Ranadivé and what this would mean for current Kings GM Vlade Divac. Even if nothing comes of the Hinkie pursuit, it seems that the Kings are opening the doors to reworking the front office in some way as they face what could be a long-term rebuilding process.