Sixers podcast: Joel Embiid’s big contract and NBA 2K ratings

Joel Embiid, Sixers Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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On this week’s episode of The Sixer Sense Podcast, we dive into a number of topics regarding the 76ers, especially those that include Joel Embiid. The Sixers‘ All-Star center dominated Philly hoops headlines this week, and for good reason.

Lucas Johnson and Christopher Kline start things off with talk about Embiid’s recent supermax contract extension that will land the magnetic big man $196 million over four years. Not too shabby if you consider that he only started playing basketball around the age of 14.

After we discuss his new contract and what is means for the franchise, we discuss his meniscus tear injury and the report by Ramona Shelburne that Embiid did not get surgery. The podcast offers insight into how benign the injury really was as we look back at his performance during the Atlanta series.

Joel Embiid is a very rich man. He’s also getting love from NBA 2K, unlike a certain Sixers All-Star.

The next topic is the latest NBA 2K ratings, where Joel Embiid had the second highest score among his peers. With a 95 OVR rating, we compared and contrasted his place in the top 10 list to other stars like Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, and Luka Doncic.

The following discussion revolves around two key dates during the upcoming season. We talk about the Sixers’ season opener against the Brooklyn Nets, and we discuss how and why Philly was not given a game slot in Christmas Day.

The remainder of the podcast goes into the latest roster moves that involve bench players. In that discussion, we go over Rayjon Tucker’s release, Grant Riller’s two-way contract offer, and the possible addition of Charles Bassey to the 76ers’ roster.

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