Joel Embiid has been selected as a starter for the 2018 All-Star game. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss whether he was deserving, how the Sixers will cope without J.J. Redick for the next few weeks, whether Ben Simmons will be nominated as a reserve, and what they expect out of Markelle Fultz when he returns.
The Philadelphia 76ers have won 5 of their last 6 games, Ben Simmons is dominating and Markelle Fultz is practicing. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia break down the recent news surrounding the team.
Is Brett Brown to blame for the Sixers' recent struggles? Which veteran are you most frustrated with? And what's going on with Markelle Fultz?
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss Joel Embiid's workload and back soreness, Ben Simmons' recent play, and when to expect Markelle Fultz's return to play.
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Jahlil Okafor has been traded to the Nets. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia react to the trade that's felt imminent for the last two years.
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(Note: This podcast was recorded before the Markelle Fultz medical update was sent out).
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss the Sixers' recent play, their disappointing loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ben Simmons' ankle injury, and take listener mailbag questions.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss Joel Embiid's epic game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the end of The Process debate, and Robert Covington's new contract.
Jahlil Okafor wants to be bought out, Joel Embiid is dominating, and Ben Simmons is dropping triple doubles. Derek, Rich, and Kyle discuss that, and more, in this week's Sixers Beat.
Markelle Fultz is out of the lineup with a sore shoulder, and won't be reevaluated for 3 weeks. What's going on? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann try to make sense of it.
Derek, Rich, and Kyle discuss Joel Embiid's anger over his minutes restriction, Markelle Fultz starting the season coming off the bench, and give predictions on the upcoming 2017-18 season that will inevitably look ridiculous in just a few short weeks.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss Joel Embiid's massive five-year, $146 million contract extension, and also touch on what's going on with Markelle Fultz's jump shot.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the Sixers preseason opener, the play of Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot being cleared for full court 5-on-5 play, and more.
Derek, Rich, and Kyle recap the Sixers training camp, while also looking ahead to Wednesday's preseason opener.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss the Brett Brown and Bryan Colangelo media availability.
- Joel Embiid's status
- Ben Simmons "dominating the gym"
- Brett Brown's starting lineup
- T.J. McConnell's fit
- possible Joel Embiid extension.
And much more.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann address numerous topics about the Philadelphia 76ers as they field questions from listeners in the latest mailbag edition of The Sixers Beat.
Derek Bodner and Mike O'Connor discuss the rumor that Joel Embiid could hold out if he doesn't receive a contract extension, while also ranting about the NBA's renewed interest in lottery reform and catch up on Luka Doncic's performance so far in EuroBasket.
Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, and Max Rappaport briefly discuss Dario Saric and Furkan Korkmaz's start to EuroBasket, and discuss what their biggest fear is heading into the 2017-18 season.
Ben Simmons has been cleared to play 5-on-5 basketball, but Joel Embiid has not. Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, and Mike O'Connor of the newly-announced The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, while also getting into the Kyrie Irving trade and Marvin Bagley's reclassification.
- Start: Joel Embiid not cleared.
- 16:52: Kyrie Irving trade and how that impacts the Sixers.
- 33:00 - Marvin Bagley and the top of the 2018 draft.
Is Joel Embiid not being cleared for 5-on-5 yet a concern for the Sixers? What should they do with Jahlil Okafor's 4th year rookie option? Derek, Max, and Kyle debate, while also discussing the new uniforms, the preseason schedule, and more.
Derek is joined by MIke O'Connor to recap the Sixers' Summer League performance, including discussion about Markelle Fultz, Furkan Korkmaz, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Jonah Bolden, and more.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss the J.J. Redick signing, Markelle Fultz's summer league debut, and what to expect from Furkan Korkmaz.
Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, and Kyle Neubeck recap the Sixers 2017 draft and look forward to what the team might do when free agency opens tomorrow morning.
An All-Star cast of Kevin Pelton (ESPN), Mike Schmitz (DraftExpress), Cole Zwicker (The Step Back), and Mike O'Connor (BBallBreakdown.com) give their perspective on how Markelle Fultz fits with the Sixers, and also provide a few potential second round targets.
Pelton starts at the beginning.
25:35 - Mike Schmitz
38:47 - Cole Zwicker
57:00 - Mike O'Connor
(The last 30 minutes is an old, unreleased podcast with Mike O'Connor breaking down what the Sixers should do at #3, if you're interested).
It's official: the Sixers have the #1 pick, and later this week Markelle Fultz will be a 76er. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss Bryan Colangelo's press conference, what this means for free agency, and why Fultz is the perfect fit with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Multiple outlets are reporting that the 76ers and Celtics have been discussing a deal that would send the #1 pick, and Markelle Fultz, to Philadelphia. Derek, Rich, and Kyle react to that news in a late night emergency podcast.