Sixers Podcast: Tough loss to Milwaukee + All-NBA Rookie Teams

Joel Embiid, Sixers, Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Joel Embiid, Sixers, Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

The Sixer Sense Podcast returns following a Philadelphia 76ers’ beatdown by the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks won 117-104 but that score does not tell how bad it was for the Sixers at points. Giannis had 33 points and 14 rebounds and looked more like than MVP frontrunner than Joel Embiid in this game. Embiid accumulated 28 points and 9 rebounds, but in a much less efficient way than we are used to. Should this game scare Sixers fans with the playoffs right around the corner? Are the Bucks and Celtics truly on a level above the Sixers?

Lucas Johnson, Christopher Kline, and Jonathan Geib also discuss the Sixers’ 117-110 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. A win is a win, but the Sixers were up by 20 at halftime and looked sluggish at points in the second half. Harden and Embiid both scored 20+ points and the team was able to pull this one out. The Raptors are not a good team this year though, so do the guys think the team’s recent play is a cause for concern?

The conversation then shifts to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by the NBA and NBA Players Association early Saturday morning. This deadline was getting closer than it has in years past and luckily for both sides a work stoppage was avoided. The new CBA includes several new items like salary cap restrictions for high-spending teams, load management tied to NBA awards, a new in-season tournament that Adam Silver has been pushing for years, increased upper limits on contract extensions, and an additional two-way contract for each team. The trio gives their takes on the best and worst items in the CBA.

The group ends the podcast by continuing their NBA awards discussion. In this episode, Lucas, Chris, and Jonathan provide their NBA All-Rookie first and second teams. There are many good rookies this year, some that have found starting roles on their respective teams. Give the podcast a listen and see where your favorite rookies landed!

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