Joel Embiid said that he wasn’t happy with taking a night off, or the way he was used. We discuss Embiid’s comments, the Sixers win over the Pistons and the Mike Muscala game, how the Sixers might fill out the rest of their rotation, the latest developments in the Fultz saga and Andrew Unterberger joins and we discuss our least favorite Sixers of all time.
The Sixers and the Raptors were in the spotlight of the NBA on Wednesday night, and it was a game for about three quarters. Spike and Mike talk about what they took from the loss, Embiid’s bad game and if it’s related to workload, Simmons’ less-aggressive play, Butler’s scoring outburst, and how the Sixers will fill out the rotation. We also discuss the next stop in the Markelle Fultz saga, the new rules for the Headband Brothers, and what happens if Robert Covington wins Defensive Player of...
Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons are wearing headbands, Jimmy Butler is the best teammate of all-time, and the Sixers have two straight blowout wins. We talk about the team’s play, make our big announcement (Fly The Process is going to Minnesota!), some potential Fultz trades, and Andrew Unterberger helps us figure out where Embiid, Simmons and Butler rank about the NBA’s elite. We also discuss trading TJ for a first round pick, and who should own the rights to “Trust The Process.”
If you could take one player from every NBA team for the rest of the Sixers team, who would it be? Spike and Mike go through the entire league and make their picks. The Sixers had their easiest win of the year over the Knicks, we go over the highlights, and why Joel Embiid had to play 30 minutes. Finally, Spike gives a quick recap of his trip to NASA, and we bid farewell to Kyle Korver, former, future, former Sixer.
The Sixers struggle to win every game they win, and the games they don’t win, they lose. Who’s fault is it?! Why doesn’t Joel Embiid get any days off, why doesn’t Jimmy Butler take more shots, and why can’t Markelle Fultz’s camp leak anything correctly? Also, a very special bonus segment with the Hoagie Hour hosts, Toni Tony Tatone and Tommy From Down The Shore.
Markelle Fultz’s lawyer (agent) today informed the team and the public that he will not be playing or practicing with the team until he sees a shoulder specialist on Monday. Elton Brand and the team seemed surprised by this information. Then he participated in a light shootaround with the team. Also, John Gonzalez says that Zhaire Smith lost 20 pounds due to his allergy and may not play this year. The Sixers!
Jimmy Butler plays big in the fourth quarter for the Sixers, we discuss that, fans chanting three different things at games now, Joel Embiid's journey to MVP candidate, Markelle Fultz's newest free throw adventure, the idea of having a Big Two vs a Big Three, and picking our Western Conference Process team.
We discuss Jimmy Butler’s first game with the Sixers, their new starting lineup, and the Jimmy Butler press conference. We also talk about the Markelle Fultz free throw, his split from Drew Hanlen, and Sixers fan reactions and conspiracy theories. Finally we discuss the results of our investigation of Bill Simmons potentially saying the name and becoming unbanned.
The Sixers took a swing, trading Robert Covington and Dario Saric (along with the ghost of Jerryd Bayless) for Jimmy Butler. We discuss the pros and cons of the trade, how we feel it positions them for this year and the future, and this year. We also say farewell to Process legends Robert Covington and Dario Saric, and what they meant to us as Sixers. We also get a bonus Fake Bill Simmons intro, but not used as an intro.
Dario Saric returns with a big game, just when everyone was ready to give up on him. The Sixers have a first round pick making a difference, and it’s not the guy we thought it would be. We discuss the Sixers small lineups, the fact that we’ve had just about enough of Drew Hanlen, and whether JJ Redick is or is not on social media.
On the very first Grade That Trade episode of the pod, you sent in creative Sixers trades, and we evaluate them based on entertainment, realism, and overall value. Sixers trades for Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, DeWayne Dedmon, Isaiah Canaan, Kevin Durant, Giannis, Otto Porter, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Korver and more are included.
Ben Simmons had another bad game in the Sixers loss to the Raptors, we discuss his play and need for a jump shot, how long the Sixers will be able to keep going with Fultz in the starting lineup, the struggles of Dario Saric, and the team’s lack of switchability on defense. We also come to a verdict on the latest banning controversy, Furkan Korkmaz’s possible trade request, the new City Series jerseys and a potential Kyle Korver trade.
The Sixers don’t look cohesive offensively or defensively, we discuss the reasons for that, the balance they have to strike between the future and the present, once again potential trades for Jimmy Butler, the Sixers history of 30 point scorers since Allen Iverson, and why we’ve been arguing so much. We also debate the banning of a podcast listener, a national NBA writer, and bring back the Jigsaw.
Markelle Fultz had an encouraging first half against the Pistons, but sat out the entire fourth quarter and overtime. Was that the right decision? We also discuss Dario Saric’s slow start, Joel Embiid’s leap this season, JJ Redick (who is not on social media)’s play, Elton Brand’s unbelievable nickname, and take some Twitter questions about Kemba Walker, which Sixers we’d want to date our daughter and more.
In one of the best pods in some time, we discuss why Markelle Fultz must continue to start and play a lot for the future of the Sixers, the cheering for him during the home games, the polarizing relationship between fans and Robert Covington, how real the "Simmons and Embiid relationship” issue is, Amir Johnson turning on Kevin O’Connor, and a tribute from Andrew Unterberger to his dad, Glenn.
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Cus Crise was in full effect, and unfortunately so was Baynes hitting threes, Tatum banking shots, and Brown screaming and staring after getting blocked and banking shots in against Embiid. We talk about the disappointing loss in the opener to the Celtics, and break down how we think every player looked. We also talk about Andrew Unterberger’s bold predictions for the season.
Part II of our season preview includes our final season predictions for the Sixers, over/unders about Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, TJ McConnell, JJ Redick, Landy Shamet, Elton Brand and more, and a the first every Rights To Ricky Sanchez Bold Predictions Draft, where we make bold predictions about the Sixers and the NBA, and Andrew Unterberger grades and scores the predictions. There is also the long-awaited Spike “Celtics Take.”
The Sixers played four preseason games, two of them in China. Based on what we saw, and what we expected, we rate every Sixers player, Brett Brown and Elton Brand on a confidence scale of 0-76. We very briefly discuss the Anthony Davis rumor, very, very briefly.
JJ Redick and Landry Shamet shot the lights out in China. We discuss whether they can keep Redick out of the starting lineup, whether Shamet has forced his way into the rotation, if Luka Doncic is too slow to be a star, what Markelle Fultz’s best role is to develop and win, why Ben Simmons hasn’t learned to shoot, the Sixers trying to trademark Trust The Process, and Andrew Unterberger goes in on Franklin.
Markelle Fultz shot four three pointers and made one of them in an NBA preseason game. This is a big deal. We discuss how optimistic we are at this point for Fultz and his future, and whether his timeline is the same as the rest of the team, and whether he’ll keep wearing that undershirt. We talk about Joel Embiid’s chances at an NBA MVP award this year, whether JJ Redick will continue to come off the bench, and which Sixers player we’d like to be six inches taller.