When the Seattle SuperSonics - now the Oklahoma City Thunder - drafted Kevin Durant, Durant picked Wilkins' brain all the time, Wilkins said, just as he had picked the brains of veterans Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis when he came into the league.
"I used to just talk basketball with Kevin and Russell [Westbrook] after Oklahoma City drafted him," Wilkins said. "I always felt like I was reaching those guys. That's a good feeling."
However, there is one other reason Wilkins doesn't want any idle time when his days as a player are through.
"I really don't ever want to get fat," Wilkins laughed. "I'm afraid of sitting around and getting out of shape."
Durant made more free throws (15 for 17) than the Sixers did as a team (12 for 17) in the Thunder's 116-109 overtime win on Saturday.
The Sixers are averaging 18.3 free-throw attempts this season after averaging just 18.2 last season, not far off the league-record low (18.0).
In five of their last seven games before Sunday's matchup with Phoenix, opponents made as many free throws (or more) as the Sixers had attempted.