The 76ers opened up their 2014-15 season on the road Wednesday, taking on the Pacers in Indiana. With the Sixers in full blown re-build mode and a large part of Indiana's roster dealing with injuries, this wasn't exactly must-see TV. Brett Brown's squad of misfits would stick with the Pacers and even hold a 51-48 lead at the half, but Philly could not hold on with their offense sputtering out in the 2nd half. The Sixers lost 103-91.
As the NBA season approaches, the Sam Hinkie and the 76ers continue to show their rock solid commitment to tanking the upcoming season(s) in order to build a successful team down the road. Over the past weekend, the Sixers completed a trade with the Nets that sent G Casper Ware to Brooklyn for G Marquis Teague and a 2019 second round pick. A bit surprising as Ware looked good in the summer league but you know Hinkie can't deny chance for a second rounder. Teague was cut shortly after the trade was completed.
On Monday, the Sixers completed another trade with another Atlantic Division rival, sending Arnett Moultrie to the Knicks for Travis Outlaw, a future second round pick, and the rights to swap another future second rounder. Philly is expected to cut Outlaw as well as the Sixers and their cap room continue to act as a dumping ground for the NBA's unwanted contracts. Moultrie's tenure with the Sixers was shaky at best. He had problems staying healthy and in shape and was expected to make an impact last season but only played in 12 games and averaged 3.0 ppg and 2.9 rpg.