On this episode of the Sixer Sense Podcast, we get you up to speed on the latest news surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers. Most notably, we explore trade rumors that involve two former teammates of James Harden and one of the Sixers’ top defensive players. We start things off with a report made from the 76ers beat writer, Keith Pompey of The Inquirer.
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According to Pompey (subscription need), the Sixers intend to offer P.J. Tucker a three-year $30 million contract. From what we saw in the playoff series versus Miami, Tucker could add a much needed toughness to the 76ers and corner three-point shooting. Even Joel Embiid brought up the team needing a player like Tucker on the roster, per Dan Feldman of NBCSports. We discuss his addition to the team should Daryl Morey make the move to bring Tucker to Philly.
The podcast then takes a look into another report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN that connected Eric Gordon to the Sixers as a potential landing spot for the long time Houston Rocket. Do we think he’d be a good fit for the team? Does he make too much money? We debate his role on the Sixers should he become part of the team.
Next, we pivot to another report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, per Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice, related to Matisse Thybulle. His status with the Sixers the past few weeks seems to have declined, leading to trade rumors. Woj stated recently that NBA general managers around the league are getting offers from the Sixers for Thybulle and the 23rd pick in the draft. We argue how and why the Sixers could make this happen.
The podcast delivers the next topic on a familiar dish. That dish includes Ben Simmons and a side of fish. Although he is a member of the Brooklyn Nets, Ben Simmons connection to Philly still resonates with the fanbase. We discuss his latest deep-sea fishing trip and the photo taken that opened the floodgates of ridicule.
The final topic revolves around the latest news that revealed Michael Rubin leaving the team as minority owner. He tweeted today that he is selling his shares of the team, but he also stated that he still wants to be involved with the Sixers. We revisit his role in shaping the team and how he lobbied for Meek Mill getting fairer treatment in the justice system.
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