Sixers podcast: Ranking player skills and the Process West

Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Sixers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Sixers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

As Sixers fans are hungry for hoops content, our podcast fills your bowl this week with some interesting concepts. We compare the popularity between two of the 76ers beloved players, rank the key attributes of the team’s core four players, and discuss how a team out west could be rebuilding the way Philly did back in the “Process” days.

We start things off with the news of Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets’ front office coming to an agreement. As Adrian Wojranowski tweeted earlier this week, the Nets will move forward with Durant on their team, putting an end to the latest trade discussions that surrounded his name. The podcast brings up how this closure will impact the Sixers as they head into the new season.

The next topic we discuss revolves around Tyrese Maxey. While attending a Phillies game, the young, blossoming star was given a welcome full of cheers and chants. With that ovation, we pose a question in regards to his popularity in the city. We discuss whether or not Maxey could overtake Joel Embiid as the Sixers most beloved player. We also touch on the likelihood Maxey would be traded to Brooklyn should he become an All-Star this season.

We pivot next to key aspects of the most important players on the Sixers. We present four skills and attributes of Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, and Tobias Harris. The podcast then ranks those attributes in order from least to most significant.

The final subject we address is the apparent rebuild in Utah. Although Danny Ainge had success as Boston’s GM after trading away unquestionable talent for multiple draft picks, will it work for the Jazz? We link the Utah tactics to the Sixers because of similarities to the “Process.” We bring up the question of whether or not Utah will get the same negative treatment from media and the league as the 76ers did when Sam Hinkie was in charge of building Philly’s roster.

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