The Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Podcast

The Sixers got Ish Smith, Mike D'Antoni, and a win.

We talk about the trade, the win, the Okafor War, the MCW trade (again) and the release of Spike's favorite Process-Era Sixer, Tony Wroten.

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How many times have we asked this question in the last three years?

"Are they too bad?"

How many times is too many times to ask that question?

We talk about the state of The Process, the D'Antoni hiring, the state of the team, the return of Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten, the development of Jahlil Okafor, and which guards should stay or go.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:01am EST

So much has changed for the Sixers in the last week. They hired Jerry Colangelo, extended Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie was on the way out, now he's here for the long haul, Kendall Marshall returned to save the day, the team is maybe hiring Mike D'Antoni, and now Woj is getting all the Sixers scoops. The Sixers are the most interesting terrible team in sports history.

We discuss all of this, plus the current state of the team on the show.

RTRS Night at the Sixers is happening! We will all sit together and do Hinkie chants and horrify people (politely) on February 26th against the Washington Fuck Andrew Sharps (Wizards). Tickets are just $23. To buy them, go to sixers.com/promo, and type in the promo code RTRS. We will look to schedule a meetup for beers somewhere before or after the game.

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Nobody saw this one coming. Nobody.

We do a late night, bonus Ricky to sort through our feelings.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

What a strange week for the Sixers. They become the focal point of the basketball world for one night as Kobe Bryant returns, they get their first win, another video is released of Jahlil Okafor fighting, Sam Hinkie isn't talking (who would have guessed!), Tony Wroten returns, the Sixers blow another close game, and the pitchforks are out.

Just how we like it! We get into all of those things, the LL Pavorsky Holiday Party, and finally, the way to identify true Trusters Of The Process.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:36am EST

The Sixers are -0-17... again.

They're clearly playing better, but is it enough? Of course we discuss Jahlil's Okafor's (two) fights, Brett Brown's late game struggles, the resurrection of Robert Covington, and if there's ever been a group of fans more eager to see Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall.

The RTRS Podcast is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:18am EST

The Sixers got to 0-12 with a bang, with a listless, poor effort against the Indiana Pacers. We've been here before, but is it worse this time?

We discuss the trusting of the process, the sold out Phans Of Philly bus trip to Brooklyn, whether Brown or Hinkie could have done anything differently, and a Sixers fan who wants a secret tattoo.

The RTRS Bus Trip to Brooklyn is SOLD OUT. Two buses, and another large group who lives in New York will invade the Barclays Center on March 15th. If you bought tickets, thanks so much and wait on details from Phans Of Philly. We are an unbelievable bunch of weirdos.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast is sponsored by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Remember last year right around this time? We do! Boy, this feels familiar.

We talk about when the Sixers might win, and how much it matters that they haven't, the discussion of vets vs. Christian Woods, Okafor's struggles, some amazing listener emails, some love letters to Nerlens, Stauskas' three-point shot, and Rodney Carney on the Sevens.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:04am EST

Three losses, but three good losses! This is "The Process."

We talk about the growth of Nerlens, the TJ McConnell revelation, whether or not Hollis Thompson is good, some normal Okafor talk, and would we trade for Derrick Rose.

The RTRS Podcast is presented by LL Pavorsky Jewelers.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Hey, Jahlil Okafor looked great! But they can't score any points! But Nerlens looks like he's on another level! But can Brett Brown coach offense?! But Sauce Castillo hit a three and the crowd went nuts!

There were some mixed results in the first week of the 2015-16 Sixers, and we break it all down as we saw it.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is proudly brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:33am EST

WE MADE IT!

We're through another Sixersy off-season, and are fired up for another Sixersy actual-season.

We do predictions, over-unders, briefly discuss the stupid Sports Illustrated article, and much, much more.

Go on the RTRS Bus Trip! 

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez Podcast is proudly brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Nik Stauskas lived up to his Twitter word!

Sauce became the first active Sixers to appear on the Ricky, and what an appearance it was. The charming Stauskas talked about The Process (TM), Brett Brown, the most surprising Sixer, his amazing nickname, slapping the hardwood and willingly Jigsawed. Thanks Nik!

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers!

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We saw our first glances of the 2015-16 Sixers this week, and the results were... mixed.

We talk about our first thoughts on the Okafor/Noel frontcourt, the Canaan/anyone backcourt, and just what Furkan Aldemir might be good at, and announce our big interview and bus trip details.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers in Philadelphia!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Could it be? Actual Sixers basketball is coming!

We break down the happy training camp, what we're looking for on Tuesday night, who the hell Dragan Bender is, opine on Pierre Jackson, talk about the potential bus trip, and take Twitter questions. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

A big week in the world of future-former Sixers.

Anthony Bennett wasn't claimed, Gerald Wallace  was waived, and Paul George seemed a little grumpy.

As well, Nik Stauskas agreed to come on the Ricky.

All of this, as well as some Twitter questions, Spin's fraudulent 50 Greatest Fictional Songs list, and Brett Brown's interview.

Also, watch Mike's new show, The Grinder!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

We're a week (approximately) out from Sixers training camp, thank goodness nothing else big happens today in Philadelphia sports!

We predict who may make the roster, talk about the death of Moses Malone, the possibility of Allen Iverson in the Basketball Hall Of Fame, take a bunch of Twitter questions, and salute two Sixers employees who are no longer Sixers employees.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:46am EST

The podcast is back. We thank the natives for being restless and impatient. We'll be back on schedule now.

The Sixers signed a point guard! By signing Kendall Marshall and trading for the contract of Gerald Wallace, the team has now acquired everyone they were supposed to during this era of Sixers basketball.

We talk about Marshall, and catch up on everything we missed, including Embiid's surgery, Hinkie's telephone conference about it, Nerlens Noel's rank by Sports Illustrated, the legacy of Daryl Dawkins and Lil B's signing with the 87ers.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:31am EST

We break down the Sixers schedule, game by game, Joel Embiid will finally have surgery, discuss the Liberty Ballers Sixers Trade Value series, make up possible trades to kill the time until October, and take some Twitter questions.

By the way, the Ricky isn't going anywhere. We promise.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:16am EST

Welcome home, Gerald Wallace.

In a move that Sixers Nation has been predicting for what seems like a decade, the Sixers obtained future former future Sixer Gerald Wallace and his contract in a trade for Jason Thompson that seems hilariously insignificant and significant.

We talk about the trade, Joel Embiid's surgery delay, who the point guard will be and battle over updside.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Summer League was great! It was horrible! It was greatly horrible!

Winners and losers from Summer League, updated Embiid thoughts, hot dog sandwiches, four-year Hinkie specials, Scottie Wilbekin and maybe the end of Trust The Process?

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

What is there to say?

Bad Joel Embiid news.

Embiid, Summer League, Sauce Castillo and Kevin Durant talk in the new Ricky.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

One day, we see a crack in our trust in the process.

The next day, we wake up to maybe one of the most one-sided trades we've ever seen.

WELCOME TO PHILLY, SAUCE!

We break down the trade with the Kings, our more tempered draft reactions, NBA free agency, the Jimmy Butler meeting that never happened, a summer league primer, and a new rallying cry.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:46am EST

That didn't go as planned.

Do we still trust the process? We talk through it on the night of the draft.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

Forget about setbacks, buyouts and all that nonsense. The NBA Draft is in 48 hours.

Spike and Mike give their final big boards, and do it without a guest for once. Rest in

peace to the great Harvey Pollack. He will be missed by many.

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The draft is just days away, and we haven't had any setbacks. Things are just not healing as quickly as we'd like them to.

We recap the week in Sixers, including the new uniforms, Spike's fight on WIP, and the lack of updates on Joel Embiid. Then the guys have real life NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov, founder of EV Hoops on to explain what the life of a scout is like, his relationship with NBA teams, and his thoughts on any potential Sixers. They also give their last thoughts on the NBA Finals, including Andre Iguodala's Finals MVP Award.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

This is what we had written for the podcast that was supposed to be recorded on Friday.

Well, maybe they want Dario now.

There are some rumors that the Sixers would like Dario Saric to come over to the NBA this season. Are these rumors for real? Who knows, but let's talk about them anyway! We also discuss the team's decision to not say "Wells Fargo," Andre Iguodala, NBA Finals MVP, Spike's run-in with Brett Brown, and our ever-changing-for-n0-reason Big Boards for the NBA Draft!

My how plans have changed. Thanks Woj! Joel Embiid had a setback.

SETBACK!!

What does it all mean? How should you feel? Is it all over? Do you trust the process? Why did Spike have a mental breakdown on Saturday night? Is it related to the fact that he can't turn his air conditioning off?

It's all in today's Ricky.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:17am EST

Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Preview With An Actual Ricky

The draft is two and a half weeks away! Spike and Mike discuss the NBA Finals, go over their big boards, and talk about the NBA Draft with SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell. Follow him on Twitter @SBN_Ricky.

Follow the show on Twitter with our intern Phillip, @RTRSPodcast. And go to rightstorickysanchez.com, because Spike paid $10 for it. 

Finally, this is episode #76 of RTRS, thank you so much for listening. We appreciate it more than you know. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:35am EST

Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Talk With Bodner, Hot Takes & Dellavedova

One month before the draft, and we're YouTube central over here on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez.

We talk about getting the Ricky some respect, the NBA Playoffs, some recent Philadelphia media Sixers #HotTakes, and of course, get deep into the Hezonja love with Derek Bodner, as well as every other player who the Sixers may take at #3.

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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: LIVE From The Sixers Lottery Party

Who'd have guessed, two years ago when we started The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast would be doing a live version, that barely anyone could hear, in a packed Buffalo Wild Wings, in front of hundreds... (deep breath through nose) AND HUNDREDS of the pod's supporters? No one would have guessed that. You'd be a moron to have guessed that.

But it happened, and it sounds, well, it sounds like it sounds. It's a funny listen. You hear people boo Doug Collins and Howard Eskin. You hear people chant "asshole" at Andrew Sharp. And you hear Mike and I sort of try to do a show, and then eventually give up.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Lottery Party Wrap-Up #OneSixEleven

The Sixers did not get #OneSixEleven, but the Lottery Party was a huge success. Spike and Mike wrap up the party and what it means for the Sixers to get #3. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

Finally, a talk about the draft on the Ricky that involves two people! Spike has finally watched a bunch of YouTube, and has some barely informed opinions.

We go over who the Sixers may pick in the draft, take some fantastic Twitter questions, talk about the current NBA Playoffs, Bill Simmons' exit from ESPN, a jigsaw and more!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

The podcast is a SWEET one. Of course, we talk about Marcus Mariota. We discuss the NBA R.O.Y. vote, the social media dude from the Rockets getting canned, the loss of Chad Iske, the NBA playoffs and former Sixers still playing, the reports that the Sixers like D'Angelo Russell, Dario Saric and some Twitter questions.

There is now a DEADLINE to order the #RTRS and Liberty Ballers Lottery Party T-Shirts. We're doing this so we can be assured we'll have your T-SHIRT at the party.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:11am EST

Another season in the books, and it was one of the best in the last decade, perhaps the best. The fact that we're saying that about a team that won 18 games says a lot about a lot of things. We'll let you decide what those are. We give out year end awards, including Team MVP, The Ricky Sanchez Award, Lickface Of The Year, and much more (including a rap song by Hollis Thompson).

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First of all, the RTRS/Liberty Ballers Lottery Party is ANNOUNCED. It's 5/19 at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Northeast.

The t-shirts are amazing and are available for $5 for pickup at the party.

On today's Ricky, we take a bunch of questions from Twitter, a TANKATHON update, Spike goes in on Liberty Ballers commenters, Mike reveals which questions he wanted to ask Brett Brown and didn't, and some talk about Bill Simmons recent Sixers writings.

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When you think about it, when you really think about it, the only thing of any value in the NBA that is in any way associated with New England is Brett Brown. And he's all ours.

We were lucky enough to have the 2014-15 NBA Coach Of The Year on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast. He was as charming as you'd imagine.

As an aside, we will have ALL Lottery Party details, as well as t-shirts sales up and running this week. The shirts are bananas, and the party will be bananas. May 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings at 9701 Roosevelt Blvd in the Northeast.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

The Nerlens Noel Rookie Of The Year push is in full force. WHY NOT US?! WHY NOT NERLENS?! An update on the Lottery Party T-Shirts, how Ish Smith has made the Sixers better, an update on MCW, a hot take about Brett Brown, the Clippers are annoying, Sixers Nerd Armageddon, Twitter questions, a draft update, an AMAZING Tony Wroten story, and a Wrestlemania Preview with Ange Goldstein.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

What a week it's been for Ish Smith! Spike and Mike tackle Ish's revival, his stats vs. Michael Carter-Williams, some Twitter questions, Nerlens Rookie Of The Year momentum, wins over the Kings and Hawks, Mike's big board, Glenn Robinson III, some quick lottery party updates, and perhaps the most awful Jigsaw of all time.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Only 20 games left in what is widely considered the best Sixers season in over a decade. They only have to go 12-8 to match Mike's prediction of 25 wins. This episode includes T-Rob's per minute explosion, Nerlens Rookie Of The Year hopes, a little Ish and Isaiah talk, and Embiid's now internet famous between the legs dunk. Also perhaps a little Andrew Sharp ether and some lottery party details.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

The Sixers won a game! Ish Smith took over! Jason Richardson is an NBA player. Nerlens Noel is shooting all the free throws. What?! All of that, and going in on #RTRS arch rival, Andrew Sharp. Another early plug, the 2015 #RTRS/Liberty Ballers Lottery Party is May 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Great Northeast. It's going to be legendary.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

A trade deadline so big it deserved a second mini-podcast. We're here, where's Eskin?

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:50am EST

IT'S BEEN REAL GUYS. CYA-KJ-MCW. We thought it would be a quiet trade deadline. WE WERE WRONG. We announce the 2015 RTRS/LB Lottery Party. Nowhere in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that the Sixers would do something as extreme as trading the rights to Cenk Akyol, even for Always-Gonna-Be-A-Sixers Javale McGee. Another day, another first round pick. AND CHU CHU!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

Spike went to the All-Star game! Not really.

Spike did go to All-Star practice (thanks to his lovely wife), so we talk about that, the Sprite Slam Dunk, the Hawks All-Star failures, Patrick Beverly, Kenny Smith, Zach LaVine vs. Dario, Bob and Nerlens in the Rising Stars game, the failed NBA After-Dark takeover, Evan Turner's game winner, make fun of Charles Barkley, and much, much more!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Another podcast, another day for hot takes on the Hawks! Oh, but it's a Sixers podcast, so the topic list is long. Included are Tim Frazier's debut, a Rights To Ricky Sanchez Birthday Present, some early info on the 2015 Lottery Party, looking ahead to the trade deadline, the NBA After Dark live podcast takeover, the Sixers legwarmers, the return of Hollis Thompson, Nerlens' free throws, the new mascot and, why not, Evan Turner.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

We have a lot to catch up on! Spike and Mike talk Wroten's ACL, #PointJaKarr, Larry Drew II, some Super Bowl / NBA Prop Bets, and Mike's new USB mic!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

We're back! The original Sixers podcast talks MCW trade rumors, the Oscars, who would you trade for Stauskas, and of course, some firey hot takes. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:53am EST

Just kidding! No New Year's Resolutions here. But we do discuss the possible Jason Richardson return, Mo Speezy's vendetta against Doug Collins, MCW's struggles and Team Chill Part II. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

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