Sixers podcast: NBA games postponed | Korkmaz dilemma | second-tier trade pieces

On the evening of recording this episode of the Sixer Sense Podcast, we met disappointment along with all Philadelphia 76ers fans when the Sixers/Pelicans game was postponed due to multiple players facing COVID-19 protocols. This season has been a wacky one, but we still have plenty to discuss related to the Sixers.

Sixer Sense podcast: Episode148

The podcast starts out with the impact of NBA players missing significant numbers of games due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols. We discuss whether or not the current season will be associated with the Disney Bubble season, debating on the idea that an asterisk will be attached to this year.

After that subject is wrapped up, Lucas Johnson and Christopher Kline analyze the Sixers’ tough road loss to Brooklyn. Although the Nets controlled the pace of the game last Thursday, the 76ers made a late run. We explore the key moments and players of that game, where Kyrie Irving and James Harden did not suit up.

The following topic revolves around the Sixers’ streakiest shooter, Furkan Korkmaz. The podcast goes into the pros and cons of Isaiah Joe stepping in to take Korkmaz’s rotation minutes. If Korkmaz does not regain his shooting touch, do we believe Joe should step in from now on?

Over the last few months, Ben Simmons has been on the trade block. The podcast brings to light several players who are considered second-tier options. Big name stars like Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, and James Harden have monopolized the Ben Simmons trade conversation as it relates to trade consideration. We discuss a pool of players who would improve the Sixers roster, yet won’t break the bank.

The social media question of the week challenged Sixer Sense followers to vote for the most consistent small forward. How do we feel about Matisse Thybulle taking Danny Green’s starter status?

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