Sixers podcast: Ben Simmons interview with J.J. Redick

Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Sixers podcast (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Sixers podcast (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Although media day has arrived for the Sixers, the podcast must address the interview that J.J. Redick had with Ben Simmons. On The Old Man and the Three, Redick sat down with his former teammate, where a lot of speculative details about the past several years were put to rest. Or were they?

The podcast opens up with our initial thoughts related to Ben Simmons‘ responses to some of the key questions asked by Redick. With more lobs tossed at him than a celebrity softball classic game, Simmons told his side of his experience in Philly, good and bad, while expressing his positive outlook playing for Brooklyn.

We focus on Simmons’ reaction to the Atlanta series, the lack of 3-point shooting, and his overall perspective of being vilified by the media. We also bring up the social media response from Doc Rivers’ son, Austin Rivers. Shots were taken at the Sixers’ coach in reference to the infamous practice session where Simmons was thrown out, and Austin Rivers had something to say about it.

The podcast pivots to the depth of the Sixers. We debate who has the deepest team in the league. We bring up the Celtics, Clippers, and Grizzlies when comparing the Sixers bench and starting lineup.

We finish things off with a conversation about which Sixers players will have a breakout season. Do we think Tyrese Maxey will take another leap? Can James Harden recapture his Houston magic? What about Matisse Thybulle? Will he surprise folks by adding more to his empty offensive bag?

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