I was fortunate enough to interview the amazing Mike Missanelli from 97.5 The Fanatic about the Sixers! Check out the interview below!
Emily: What has impressed you the most about this incredible start to the season?
Mike: What has impressed me most about the Sixers season so far is their ability to fight back. Normally, a young, and somewhat under talented team, has a tendency to give up when down. But against two good teams, the Heat and Bulls, the Sixers hung right in there and fought back. That’s a tribute to Brett Brown and the coaching staff that the team responds like that.
Emily: How impressive has Michael Carter-Williams been?
Mike: I really like Michael Carter-Williams when they drafted him because he brings an “extra” skill. Extra skills make a different in this league. He is a tall point guard who can mismatch defenders and his long arms give him a good defensive edge. In college, he could get to the basket anytime he wanted and he appears to be able to do that at this level. But he has cut down his turnovers at a more difficult level, from the way he used to turn the ball over in college.
Emily: Do you think Evan Turner will get traded?
Mike: I think Evan Turn will be traded if the Sixers show a better winning profile than expected. The plan is obvious this year: lose to get good draft picks. I think they would dilute their chances to win in favor of getting better draft position.
Emily: How impressed have you been with the clutch Spencer Hawes?
Mike: Im OK with the way Spencer Hawes has been playing. But Ive never really been a big fan.
Emily: How important are these wins to the fans? How does this impact the city of Philadelphia?
Mike: The wins early are nice. Wins later won’t be. The Sixers plan is to start from rock bottom and build from there by accumulating young talented players. The only way you do that in the NBA is to be a bad team and get favorable draft position.
Emily: Thank you for your time, appreciate it!