Sixers Podcast: Joel Embiid gets married + Ben Simmons offseason All-NBA

Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, 76ers - Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, 76ers - Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

The Sixer Sense Podcast returns following an important weekend for the Sixers MVP, Joel Embiid. He got married over the weekend to his longtime girlfriend and there was a notable exception not in attendance at the wedding. Can you guess who?

With the backlog of centers on the Sixers roster this summer, many are questioning how head coach, Nick Nurse, will utilize the big men and which will be adaptable and able to play power forward alongside Embiid. The most interesting player in this conversation is Paul Reed. Even though he does not have the prettiest shot, he has shown at points that he can knock down threes and deep twos. Will Reed play more minutes at power forward? And how will that impact Embiid?

Next up, a favorite topic of Philadelphia 76ers’ fans everywhere, Ben Simmons. Stop me if you have heard this one before, Ben Simmons is showing promise in the offseason. I got Deja vu thinking about all the summers of videos showing Simmons drilling threes or getting stronger in the gym only to have the regular season come around and he was the same player as always. The Brooklyn Nets seem to be optimistic that Simmons can be the starting point guard for the team this upcoming season. Good luck Brooklyn! Lucas Johnson and Jonathan Geib live in the fantasy world of Simmons returning to All-Star form. In this fantasy, what would the Nets look like? Could Simmons ever get good enough to make the Sixers regret the Harden trade?

The guys close out the podcast by debating Lucas’ most recent off-season player rankings article; this time it is power forwards. Where does PJ Tucker land on this list? Will Jonathan be as big of a critic as Chris Kline was last week? Give us a listen to find out!

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