The pick swap happened.
On a night hailed by many at XFINITY Live! as the end of the Sam Hinkie era, his legacy will continue to live on. Instead of picking fifth in the 2017 NBA draft, the Sixers will swap picks with the Sacramento Kings and select at No 3.
As part of a trade Hinkie made on July 10, 2015, the Sixers sent Artūras Gudaitis and Luka Mitrović to Sacramento for Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, an unprotected 2019 first-round pick and the rights to swap first-round picks in 2016 and 2017.
Last year, the Sixers used their own pick at No. 1. This year, the Sixers drew the fifth spot and the Kings were drawn at No. 3 to invoke the pick swap.
When the swap became reality, Twitter went wild. That included the man at the center of the pick swap, Stauskas.