SI.com conducted an interview with 76ers president Rod Thorn this week, touching on a number of trade-related topics. Here are some of the highlights:
- Asked if the current Sixers could win a title with the current roster, Thorn replied, "That’s a leap for us right now…. I think we can compete with anybody, but we have to prove we can play at that level, with those really, really elite teams." The club certainly looked elite in last night's 16-point win over the Bulls.
- The 76ers offered Spencer Hawes a multiyear deal in the offseason, but he decided to accept the team's qualifying offer instead, in an effort to improve his value this year.
- Although he'd likely be willing listen to trade offers on anyone, Thorn hasn't actively pursued an Andre Iguodala deal for "a long time."
- The Sixers would be willing to cross the luxury tax line, but wouldn't do so just to acquire an "OK player."