The Sixer Sense Podcast is back as the pain of the Philadelphia 76ers’ early playoff exit remains fresh. What hurts, even more is watching the Boston Celtics get smacked around by the Miami Heat being down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals. It is hard to imagine the Sixers would not be putting up more of a fight against the 8-seeded Heat.
Lucas Johnson and Jonathan Geib dive into the numerous off-season decisions the Sixers’ front office has to make. First and foremost, should the Sixers try to bring James Harden back? The rumored contract Harden is looking for, 4-year, $200+ million, is too rich for my blood and I hope for the team as well. The problem is if Harden walks, the Sixers are stuck without a true point guard in an offseason when the free agent class leaves much to be desired.
There has been a brewing topic in Philadelphia sports media about the possibility of blowing this team up and starting a rebuild with this franchise. Can the Sixers seriously consider trading the reigning MVP, Joel Embiid? You may be surprised at the guys’ answer to this question. Other assets the Sixers could move are Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey. Should Maxey be untouchable or is his value enough to bring back a player in return to give Embiid more for a win-now team?
Sam Cassell is in discussions for the head coaching vacancy in Philadelphia, but it is worth considering if his first head coaching job should be with a younger, rebuilding team. The pressure in Philly for the Sixers to win now may not be as ideal as coaching a team like the Detroit Pistons. Where do we think Cassell will be come October?
The podcast closes out with a discussion about the Conference Finals series. The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat both hold commanding 3-0 leads over the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, respectively. Which team has a better chance to make the unprecedented comeback? Give the podcast a listen!
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