The first two preseason games are in the books for the Sixers. We devote the majority of this podcast episode to the Brooklyn and Cleveland games that the Sixers played this week. Because we recorded right after the Cleveland game, we follow up with the Brooklyn game.
Playing in front of the Philly home crowd, the Sixers handled business in their second preseason game. The starters played their first game together, and the bench gave a glimpse of how much it’s improved since last season. We analyze the play of the bench and the starters as they fended off the Cavs in a tight game.
As a bridge between game breakdowns, we place a strong emphasis of Tyrese Maxey‘s play. Yes, it is just two games, but his shooting percentages and aggressive play has raised his ceiling even higher. We laud his efforts and offer insight on what another Maxey leap will mean for the team.
The next topic revolves around the Nets game. The Sixers beat Brooklyn on their home floor, and the big story was the return of Ben Simmons. Although James Harden and Joel Embiid did not play this game, Simmons suited up and played with the starters. We critique his game and how his presence impacts the Nets now that we have seen him play alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Next, we pivot to news around the NBA. The podcast dives into the hype surrounding Victor Wembanyama. We discuss his floor and ceiling as an NBA prospect, and we predict which teams will tank to the bottom to enhance their draft position. We finish the podcast with a conversation about LeBron James’ dismissive comments about NBA legend, Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
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