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.
Josh Jackson has a guarantee? The Kings are willing to trade #5 and #10 to get De'Aaron Fox? Jonathan Isaac won't work out beyond the top 4 in the draft? The Sixers are enamored with Dennis Smith Jr? Are any of these rumors even remotely legitimate? Derek, Rich, and Kyle got together at the Sixers training facility today to discuss these topics.
Plus, Sam Vecenie of the Sporting News joins Derek for the second half of the show to discuss what he thinks the Sixers should do at #3.
Should the Sixers consider trading down with the Kings? Plus, thoughts on Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey, Thomas Bryant, and Derrick White, and some discussion about De'Aaron Fox.
Does Lonzo Ball fit the 76ers? How concerned are you about Josh Jackson and De'Aaron Fox's jumper? Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, and Kyle Nuebeck discuss.
Derek Bodner and Max Rappaport discuss the chance the Sixers can move up to #1, the report that De'Aaron Fox and Dennis Smith Jr are in play at 3, and the rumor that the team might pursue Otto Porter.
Should the Sixers select Josh Jackson with the 3rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft? If not, who? What about trades for Paul George? Is it possible to move up to #1? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss.
Derek Bodner and Kyle Neubeck discuss whether Kyle Lowry makes sense for the Sixers in free agency, whether Lonzo Ball's passing is elite, and drool over Jonathan Isaac's defense.
Derek, Max, and Rich get together to talk about De'Aaron Fox, Lonzo Ball, and the rest of the possible selections in the 2017 NBA draft.
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann react to the Sixers end-of-season exit interviews and discuss how to best utilize Ben Simmons next year.
Did the 76ers exceed your preseason expectations? Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, and Kyle Neubeck discuss whether they did, at both a team and individual level.
Would Sam Hinkie go to the Kings? What's with all the Sixers' injuries? Thoughts on the NCAA tournament? Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, and Kyle Neubeck discuss.
Should the Lakers be getting more grief for their blatant tanking? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss that, the return of Nerlens Noel, and their starting frontcourt for the 2017-18 season.
Should Dario Saric in the Rookie of the Year award now that Joel Embiid is out for the season? Derek, Kyle, and Max discuss.
Joel Embiid will not play again this season due to a torn meniscus. Derek, Rich, and Kyle discuss that, Simmons injury, and what that means for the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Sixers surprised everyone by trading Nerlens Noel, but keeping Jahlil Okafor. Derek, Rich, and Kyle react to the surprising developments.
DeMarcus Cousins was traded. How does that impact the draft picks the Kings owe the Sixers? Is there still a trade market for Jahlil Okafor?
Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss the Joel Embiid injury news, the lack of information about Ben Simmons' return, and the weird development in the Jahlil Okafor trade rumors.