Hello, readers! My name is Steven Bagell and welcome to my debut article. For those of you who are unfamiliar with my work, I am an NBA front office and salary cap expert. I am also a diehard Philadelphia 76ers fan, who fell in love with the team during the 2001 finals run led by Allen Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo.
As a Sixers fan, I can relate to the roller coaster ride each one of you have been on throughout the last ten years. From one of the biggest tank jobs in sports history, which included the NBA’s all-time longest losing streak to Markelle Fultz’s yips to Bryan Colangelo’s burner accounts to the Kawhi shot to the Ben Simmons trade request saga, Sixers fans have been through the wringer.
The best way to encapsulate the past ten years is by listening to old episodes of The Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast. The Rights to Ricky Sanchez is a podcast hosted by Spike Eskin (formerly of 94.1 WIP) and Mike Levin (formerly of Liberty Ballers). Sixers President of Basketball Operations, Daryl Morey, has made annual appearances on The Ricky dating back to his days as an executive for the Houston Rockets.
On February 22, 2023, Daryl made his second appearance of the season on the prestigious Sixers podcast, and as a front office expert, I thought there would be no better way for me to introduce myself than by dissecting Daryl’s interview with Spike and Mike. All thoughts and opinions in this article are my own, as I have no feedback or inside knowledge close to Daryl that provided me with any information. Without further ado, let’s get started: