Derek chats with Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice on a number of topics surrounding the 76ers, going over the legitimacy of some of the weaknesses which could potentially prevent the 76ers from making their first NBA Finals appearance in nearly two decades.
What does Al Horford bring to the 76ers? How will he fit next to Joel Embiid at the 4? How can he help against Giannis Antetokounmpo? And will Trey Burke or Raul Neto win the backup point guard spot? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss.
Should the Sixers have extended Ben Simmons? Should you get excited over Ben Simmons' workout videos showcasing his jumper? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, and more.
What happened with Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers? Did the trade with the Miami Heat make sense? And how will Al Horford fit? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic discuss the big changes to the Sixers roster.
The Philadelphia 76ers traded up to #20 to select Matisse Thybulle out of Washington. Did they give up too much to move up? Was Thybulle the right pick? And what was with their other draft day trades? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann talk about the recent developments in the NBA, how they impact the 76ers, and preview what is to come in free agency. They then bring Mike O'Connor on (1 hour, 21 minutes) to discuss Thursday's NBA draft.
How do the Sixers move on from Kawhi Leonard's heartbreaking shot? Was bringing back Brett Brown the right move for the Sixers? What do they need to do in order to get all the way to an NBA Finals? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss.
The Sixers dominated the Raptors in Game 3 and took a 2-1 series lead. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia break down the Sixers' big win, and look ahead to the keys for the rest of the series.
What can we take away from the Sixers' 4-1 series win over the Nets? And what kind of chance do the Sixers have against the Raptors? Is Ben Simmons the key to the Sixers advancing? Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, and Mike O'Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss.
The Sixers split their two home games against the Nets, showing the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows. What does that mean for the rest of the series? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the start of the Sixers vs Nets series, and what to expect going forward.
Joel Embiid is now listed as doubtful for Game 1 against the Nets. What does that mean, and can the Sixers advance if he's not able to go? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, while also previewing the rest of the Sixers' first-round series with the Nets.
The Philadelphia 76ers finally played with some effort against the Bucks, but it wasn't enough to stop their season-long 3-game losing streak. What's going on? What will they do with James Ennis sidelined for at least two weeks? Should they even care about getting the 3rd seed in the East?
The Sixers beat the Wolves, they've all but clinched the 3rd seed in the East and they've started resting Joel Embiid in preparation for the playoffs. With some of the suspense now gone, Derek Bodner and Mike O'Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia open up the listener mailbag and answer all kinds of questions, from the bench to possible playoff opponents to Zion Williamson.
The Sixers beat the Celtics, then had a stinker against the Hawks on the road. Where does this team stand heading into the stretch run?
Topics: Takeways from the Celtics game to start, then talk about the lineup pairings (15:42), the disappointing Atlanta game (24:20), the team never reaching elite status defensively (31:45), Joel Embiid possibly defending Giannis in the postseason (37:40), potential first round matchups (40:40) and who has the brigher future, the Nets or the Lakers (45:12).
Is the constant criticism of Brett Brown fair? Is he the right coach for the Philadelphia 76ers? Is he holding the team back? Can they win an NBA championship with him as their head coach? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the constant Brett Brown debate.
The Sixers pulled out a much-needed win over the Indiana Pacers with a dominant second-half performance, catapulting them to the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference and providing them with the tiebreaker over the Pacers. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the big win, and the Sixers' recent play.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the Sixers' disappointing loss to the Warriors, Josh Harris's comments, Joel Embiid's injury update, and more.
What the heck happened in the Sixers blowout loss to Portland? Should Boban Marjanovic or Jonah Bolden be the primary backup center when Joel Embiid returns? And is the Sixers bench still their Achilles heel?
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia check in on where the 37-21 Philadelphia 76ers stand at the All-Star break. How are the new pieces fitting, how much concern do you have over the Celtics, and more.
The Sixers acquired Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers, forming quite possibly the best starting 5 in the Eastern Conference. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia break down every angle of the Harris trade, from how he fits with the Sixers stars, to where that leaves their cap situation in the future, and more.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the Sixers' recent play, the Porzingis trade and AD trade rumors and how they impact the Sixers, and look at what could happen at Thursday's trade deadline.
The Philadelphia 76ers have started their 12 game stretch against the best the NBA has to offer with impressive wins over the Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. That, plus initial impressions of Corey Brewer and what could be in store at the trade deadline in this week's Sixers Beat.
The Sixers finished off a 3-2 road trip, but Jimmy Butler is reportedly aggressively challenging head coach Brett Brown over his role in the offense. Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann and Mike O'Connor discuss.