The Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Podcast

Joel Embiid said that he wasn’t happy with taking a night off, or the way he was used. We discuss Embiid’s comments, the Sixers win over the Pistons and the Mike Muscala game, how the Sixers might fill out the rest of their rotation, the latest developments in the Fultz saga and Andrew Unterberger joins and we discuss our least favorite Sixers of all time.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

The Sixers and the Raptors were in the spotlight of the NBA on Wednesday night, and it was a game for about three quarters. Spike and Mike talk about what they took from the loss, Embiid’s bad game and if it’s related to workload, Simmons’ less-aggressive play, Butler’s scoring outburst, and how the Sixers will fill out the rotation. We also discuss the next stop in the Markelle Fultz saga, the new rules for the Headband Brothers, and what happens if Robert Covington wins Defensive Player of The Year. 

** Book your spot on Fly The Process IV: Process Reunion to Minnesota to visit Covington and Dario now! details are on www.rightstorickysanchez.com **

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:52am EST

Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons are wearing headbands, Jimmy Butler is the best teammate of all-time, and the Sixers have two straight blowout wins. We talk about the team’s play, make our big announcement (Fly The Process is going to Minnesota!), some potential Fultz trades, and Andrew Unterberger helps us figure out where Embiid, Simmons and Butler rank about the NBA’s elite. We also discuss trading TJ for a first round pick, and who should own the rights to “Trust The Process.”

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

If you could take one player from every NBA team for the rest of the Sixers team, who would it be? Spike and Mike go through the entire league and make their picks. The Sixers had their easiest win of the year over the Knicks, we go over the highlights, and why Joel Embiid had to play 30 minutes. Finally, Spike gives a quick recap of his trip to NASA, and we bid farewell to Kyle Korver, former, future, former Sixer.

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The Sixers struggle to win every game they win, and the games they don’t win, they lose. Who’s fault is it?! Why doesn’t Joel Embiid get any days off, why doesn’t Jimmy Butler take more shots, and why can’t Markelle Fultz’s camp leak anything correctly? Also, a very special bonus segment with the Hoagie Hour hosts, Toni Tony Tatone and Tommy From Down The Shore.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Markelle Fultz’s lawyer (agent) today informed the team and the public that he will not be playing or practicing with the team until he sees a shoulder specialist on Monday. Elton Brand and the team seemed surprised by this information. Then he participated in a light shootaround with the team. Also, John Gonzalez says that Zhaire Smith lost 20 pounds due to his allergy and may not play this year. The Sixers!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Jimmy Butler plays big in the fourth quarter for the Sixers, we discuss that, fans chanting three different things at games now, Joel Embiid's journey to MVP candidate, Markelle Fultz's newest free throw adventure, the idea of having a Big Two vs a Big Three, and picking our Western Conference Process team. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

We discuss Jimmy Butler’s first game with the Sixers, their new starting lineup, and the Jimmy Butler press conference. We also talk about the Markelle Fultz free throw, his split from Drew Hanlen, and Sixers fan reactions and conspiracy theories. Finally we discuss the results of our investigation of Bill Simmons potentially saying the name and becoming unbanned.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:30am EST

The Sixers took a swing, trading Robert Covington and Dario Saric (along with the ghost of Jerryd Bayless) for Jimmy Butler. We discuss the pros and cons of the trade, how we feel it positions them for this year and the future, and this year. We also say farewell to Process legends Robert Covington and Dario Saric, and what they meant to us as Sixers. We also get a bonus Fake Bill Simmons intro, but not used as an intro. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

Dario Saric returns with a big game, just when everyone was ready to give up on him. The Sixers have a first round pick making a difference, and it’s not the guy we thought it would be. We discuss the Sixers small lineups, the fact that we’ve had just about enough of Drew Hanlen, and whether JJ Redick is or is not on social media.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:30am EST

On the very first Grade That Trade episode of the pod, you sent in creative Sixers trades, and we evaluate them based on entertainment, realism, and overall value. Sixers trades for Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, DeWayne Dedmon, Isaiah Canaan, Kevin Durant, Giannis, Otto Porter, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Korver and more are included. 

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Ben Simmons had another bad game in the Sixers loss to the Raptors, we discuss his play and need for a jump shot, how long the Sixers will be able to keep going with Fultz in the starting lineup, the struggles of Dario Saric, and the team’s lack of switchability on defense. We also come to a verdict on the latest banning controversy, Furkan Korkmaz’s possible trade request, the new City Series jerseys and a potential Kyle Korver trade.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The Sixers don’t look cohesive offensively or defensively, we discuss the reasons for that, the balance they have to strike between the future and the present, once again potential trades for Jimmy Butler, the Sixers history of 30 point scorers since Allen Iverson, and why we’ve been arguing so much. We also debate the banning of a podcast listener, a national NBA writer, and bring back the Jigsaw.

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Markelle Fultz had an encouraging first half against the Pistons, but sat out the entire fourth quarter and overtime. Was that the right decision? We also discuss Dario Saric’s slow start, Joel Embiid’s leap this season, JJ Redick (who is not on social media)’s play, Elton Brand’s unbelievable nickname, and take some Twitter questions about Kemba Walker, which Sixers we’d want to date our daughter and more.

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In one of the best pods in some time, we discuss why Markelle Fultz must continue to start and play a lot for the future of the Sixers, the cheering for him during the home games, the polarizing relationship between fans and Robert Covington, how real the "Simmons and Embiid relationship” issue is, Amir Johnson turning on Kevin O’Connor, and a tribute from Andrew Unterberger to his dad, Glenn.

Make sure to donate to the RTRS Bark In The Bark team! We’re at $11,100 but need $15,000 to finish first! Get it done!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Cus Crise was in full effect, and unfortunately so was Baynes hitting threes, Tatum banking shots, and Brown screaming and staring after getting blocked and banking shots in against Embiid. We talk about the disappointing loss in the opener to the Celtics, and break down how we think every player looked. We also talk about Andrew Unterberger’s bold predictions for the season.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Part II of our season preview includes our final season predictions for the Sixers, over/unders about Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, TJ McConnell, JJ Redick, Landy Shamet, Elton Brand and more, and a the first every Rights To Ricky Sanchez Bold Predictions Draft, where we make bold predictions about the Sixers and the NBA, and Andrew Unterberger grades and scores the predictions. There is also the long-awaited Spike “Celtics Take.”

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

The Sixers played four preseason games, two of them in China. Based on what we saw, and what we expected, we rate every Sixers player, Brett Brown and Elton Brand on a confidence scale of 0-76. We very briefly discuss the Anthony Davis rumor, very, very briefly.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

JJ Redick and Landry Shamet shot the lights out in China. We discuss whether they can keep Redick out of the starting lineup, whether Shamet has forced his way into the rotation, if Luka Doncic is too slow to be a star, what Markelle Fultz’s best role is to develop and win, why Ben Simmons hasn’t learned to shoot, the Sixers trying to trademark Trust The Process, and Andrew Unterberger goes in on Franklin.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

Markelle Fultz shot four three pointers and made one of them in an NBA preseason game. This is a big deal. We discuss how optimistic we are at this point for Fultz and his future, and whether his timeline is the same as the rest of the team, and whether he’ll keep wearing that undershirt. We talk about Joel Embiid’s chances at an NBA MVP award this year, whether JJ Redick will continue to come off the bench, and which Sixers player we’d like to be six inches taller.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The Sixers are once again playing basketball. After a summer of questions about jump shots, both Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons played a game without taking any three pointers, though Fultz did take a couple of 15-footers. We talk about whether we’re encouraged or disappointed by the jumpers, go through Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and each Sixers player’s performance in the game against Melbourne United. We also take a look back at the context of Elton Brand’s 2008 Philly max and the reactions to it, as well as Brand’s playing career with Andrew Unterberger.

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

We skipped our Markelle Fultz is shooting now takes during the live show because Elton Brand showed up. We discuss the now famous Player’s Tribune video, revisit the idea of adding Jimmy Butler to the Sixers, talk about Elton Brand’s appearance on the Lowe Post, take some Twitter questions and revisit our last ever live show, Live Ricky III.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Elton Brand surprised us while Spike was talking trash about him, Dario Saric gave one of the best interviews we have ever done, we had three great Process Hall of Fame speeches, a "Bill Simmons" intro, a great rendition of "Imagine (The Process)" from Felicia Ricci, a weird poem from Spike titled The Book Of The Banned (Ben Golliver, Bill Simmons, Howard Eskin, Doris Burke, Kevin O’Connor and Andrew Sharp get played), two people on dog beds and lots of chanting. Even if you don’t like live podcasts, this one is a must listen. Thank you for coming!

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Elton Brand is the Sixers general manager now. This has been quite an amazing six years or so hasn’t it? We discuss the hire of guy who is on the shirt, former process Sixer, former Sevens GM, Old School Chevy, all-around good guy Elton Brand. We also talk briefly about Brett Brown’s press availability earlier today.

It’s almost here. The Live Ricky III is Saturday night at the (former) Electric Factory. Dario Saric will be live on stage with us. Join us to give him the hero’s welcome as he finally comes over. It will be awesome. It’s all ages! 

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

We’re less than a week from training camp! We talk about Markelle Fultz reality, the five Sixers in the Sports Illustrated Top 100, whether we’d want to trade for Jimmy Butler, JJ Redick on Zach Lowe’s podcast, and Sam Hinkie’s side projects.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We add another non-banned Ringer staffer to the Ricky guest list with Jason Concepcion, who hosts Binge Mode and NBA Desktop. We talk with Jason about the banned Kevin O’Connor and Bill Simmons, what the Sixers/Process fanbase is like from afar, watching Burnergate from inside of the Ringer, his favorite era of Knicks basketball, Hinkie as the Knicks general manager, mixing sports and culture at the Ringer, and having a dog avatar but not being racist. We also discuss Mike's new show about Ben Simmons and whether he can continue to do the podcast.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

We discuss the Eagles opener and Mike's Nick Foles takes just before getting into the ridiculous general manager search rumors (2:00), how we feel about Ben Simmons hanging out with LeBron (and Bieber) (21:00), we go Around The League with Ish Smith to talk about the LeBron/Durant rap song and whether we'd rather be a great athlete or musician (28:00), Andrew Unterberger's great piece on Embiid, and reflecting on how lucky we are to have him (34:00), Andrew Sharp's worst take ever (42:00), and some early Sixers over/unders (48:00). 

Tickets are getting tight for the Live Ricky III at the Electric Factory on 9/22. Dario will be there. Process Hall of Fame Induction speeches will happen. A live performance by Felicia Ricci of "Imagine (The Process)," and much more. Don't complain when tickets are gone. Happens with the Lottery Party every year. All info is at our website and the event is all-ages. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:38am EST

We left the topics of today's show up to you, and we got some good ones. What moves should the new GM make, what are the futures of TJ and Dario, which Sixers trades would we undo, what were the saddest nights of the Process, who would win a Pavorsky vs. Kornblau fight and more. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

We discuss the Sixers recently announced general manager candidates (2:00), Joel Embiid's recent piece in the Player's Tribune (11:30), who is Lethal Shooter and which Sixers player is working with him (22:30), the Robert Covington Jae Crowder Controversy (26:30), Around The League With Ish Smith discussing the Manu Ginobili retirement and how he compares to Andre Iguodala (29:30), and the Process Hall Of Fame inaugural class (41:00). 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

Amos Lee was the first person ever named Spike or Mike to co-host this podcast. He was also the first and only person to ever construct a song explicitly for the opening of this podcast. Also, Amos Lee is a recording artist loved around the world with a new album out today called My New Moon. Amos joined us to talk about Markelle Fultz, anxiety disorders, Sixers ownership, us ditching his theme song and hoagie mouth. We even got Amos to morph into his alter-ego, Tony, Toni, Ta-Tone and talk about his Sam Hinkie song. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:32am EST

New videos of Ben Simmons and photos of Markelle Fultz are discussed along with their relative chances of real jump shots. The Sixers general manager situation, what is going on and who is leading it? The issue of mental health, depression and anxiety in the NBA. We talk about JJ Redick's "person in a cage story," and reveal our ballots for the Process Hall of Fame with Andrew Unterberger. 

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Since the last time Ben Detrick came on the podcast, we think you know what happened. Ben joined us to talk about Burnergate, a story that somehow topped every weird story to happen with the Sixers, his favorite moments, some unreported moments, Jerry Colangelo's role, the team's current GMless situation, and what it's like to have hundreds of people change their Twitter profile picture to your face. You can follow Ben on Twitter and listen to his podcast Cookies. 

Tickets are going so fast for Live Ricky III: featuring Dario Saric that Ticketmaster told us they've got to buy new servers to handle the traffic. You can buy tickets and make sure you make your vote for Process Hall of Fame on our website before voting ends a week from today. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:18am EST

It's a MEGA-MAILBAG! We talk about the Live Ricky with Dario (2:00), non-Sixers Process related people playing basketball (9:00), the best Sixers as buddy cops (11:30), the video games we played growing up (14:00), the Process Hall Of Fame (21:00), swapping Sixers bodies (27:00), Ben Simmons as a core Process player (29:00), an NBA player with a third arm (32:00), Fultz vs. Simmons shooting (38:00), better GM Mike or Spike (41:00), what's more likely a trade or a free agent (51:00), beach vs. lake (56:00), Emeka vs. Jahlil (58:00).

General on-sale for Ricky Live III featuring Dario Saric is Friday at 10am! Tickets will go very fast. Go to rightstorickysanchez.com for info!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:29am EST

He's finally coming over. Dario Saric will appear at Rights To Ricky Sanchez Live III on September 22nd at the Electric Factory. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, and are only available for newsletter subscribers. Subscribe at the website. General public on sale is on Friday. This will sell out! All ticket information is available at rightstorickysanchez.com. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:59am EST

We're back! We discuss our major announcement (3:00), Zhaire Smith's broken foot (9:00), the official Process Hall Of Fame nominations (24:00), the Sixers schedule and over/under (41:00), the Markelle Fultz question (49:00), listening to podcasts at 1.5x and 2.0x speed (59:00), the Sixers still not having a general manager (63:00), and Demetrius Jackson's two-way contract (67:00).

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We're back live on Saturday! There will be a huge announcement. Just an enormous announcement. No sarcasm. Until then, the final Ricky Rebroadcast comes from October 14, 2015, when we interviewed Nik Stauskas. 

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It's a double today!

September 18, 2013 - Mike tells the story about when he hung out at a bar with Spencer Hawes. 

February 19, 2015 - The day after the Sixers trade Michael-Carter Williams and KJ McDaniels. 

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez will return live next week.

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June 25, 2015 - The night the Sixers drafted Jahlil Okafor. This was one of the saddest Ricky podcasts ever. Fun to relive. The takes!

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is on a two week vacation.

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February 19, 2014 - As the first Sam Hinkie trade deadline approached, Spike and Mike discussed what the team might get for its established players. This led to one of the most famous Spike vs. Mike fights, the "Evan Turner vs. Dion Waiters" fight.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is on vacation for two weeks. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 8:31am EST

February 15, 2015 - This episode has come to be known as the "Paul Millsap Story" episode. The original description was as follows: 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!

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is currently on a two week vacation, so we're posting classic episodes. 

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June 29, 2013 - This is a rebroadcast of the very first podcast Spike and Mike ever did together. It was recorded just after Sam Hinkie's first draft as Sixers GM, when he traded Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel and a second first round pick. Two weeks later, Spike and Mike would record the first ever "Rights To Ricky Sanchez."

The podcast is on a two-week vacation. We'll be back stronger than ever?

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:17am EST

Spike and Mike discuss the Sixers GM search and the pursuit of Morey (8:00), not getting Kawhi (34:00), being spurned by Nemanja Bjelica (50:00), Kyle Korver (55:00), trading Anderson and TLC and giving away Richaun Holmes (15:00), acquiring Mike Muscala and signing Jonah Bolden (1:19). And Andrew Unterberger joins the pod to help us announce the first nominees for the Process Hall Of Fame (1:02).

The Ricky will be taking a two week vacation starting NOW! It's been a crazy six months and we need to charge up for a really offseasony August. Thanks for everything so far this year. We'll be back in a fortnight with Process Hall Of Fame voting, a Live Ricky announcement, and a new t-shirt. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

On an early Sunday morning podcast, Spike and Mike discuss the Sixers Cinderella run in the Summer League and the Korkmaz game-winner (0:00), Markelle Fultz reportedly dropping Keith Williams because of Joel Embiid (19:00), and a Lorenzo Brown mailbag (32:00) featuring questions about Furkan's ceiling, a Summer Sixers TV show, Dario Saric as a shark, and keeping your own superstars. 

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Mike went to Summer League and recorded almost the entire thing. Here's his first opportunity to be a real journalist. 

Before that, they talk about rules at the blackjack tables (2:00), the Markelle Fultz/Drew Hanlen video (7:00), Josh Harris' comments about the GM search (11:00), and the play of Jonah Bolden, Cam Oliver, and Zhaire Smith (19:30). Once Mike takes over in Vegas, he talks to The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks (31:15), goes into the Sixers postgame press scrum with coaches and players (37:00), NBA Internet's Brian Schroeder(40:00), former Sixers Director of Digital Content Charlie Widdoes (46:00), Ricky Stan and CBS Sports' James Herbert (51:00), Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmannwho do not have a podcast (59:00), and a female Lakers fan (72:00). 

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We're coming to you live from Las Vegas Summer League! Well not live, it's a podcast, and we're not both at Summer League, but Mike is. We talk about the Furkan (00:00) the other Sixers performances so far (16:00), and Andrew Unterberger joins the podcast to talk about the final free agents and the overall state of the Sixers (39:00), the  Process Hall Of Fame in celebration of the Five Year Anniversary of The Ricky (56:00). We end the pod talking about Markelle Fultz (62:00). 

 

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The guys discuss the Wilson Chandler trade (00:00), the Sixers offseason as a whole so far (12:00), whether the NBA is really better when the Lakers are good (19:00), the Sixers GM search (26:00), leftover Kawhi trade discussion (41:00), go Around The League with Ish Smith to discuss the Lakers, Warriors and Wizards (44:00), Jimmy Butler and other trade targets (54:00), preview the Las Vegas Summer League (65:00), and end the show with a July 4th Jigsaw.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:55am EST

Emergency pod! After a 48 hour frenzy that made it seem like the Sixers might get LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, that particular dream ended tonight as James signed a four-year deal with the Lakers. Spike and Mike talk about the ramifications and Spike sort of lays into James. 

As well, there's a before and after podcast (before LeBron signed and after) with Mike and his Lakers fan girlfriend Alyssa that is at the end of this pod. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

At midnight on Friday, the NBA Free Agency period will officially begin (sort of, you still can't sign anyone but they can talk and everyone will announce deals). We go through the available free agents and talk about the likelihood of them becoming Sixers, as well as the possible destinations for LeBron James. We discuss the strong reaction to Mike's CJ McCollum trade, and talk to Andrew Unterberger about his article about the Sixers doing nothing, and the five-year anniversary of The Ricky.

Also, we banned someone from the pod. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

The Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes is on, and it seems like the Sixers are in the middle of it. We talk about prospective Kawhi trades and the likelihood he winds up in Philadelphia. Free agency starts on Saturday night, so we preview that, and discuss the most recent Markelle Fultz empty-gym videos. We also hit the Lorenzo Brown Mailbag. Sorry about this weekend. Spike's fault. 

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

The Sixers surprised us all by doing what everyone expected, picking Mikal Bridges. Then they did what not of us expected by trading Bridges to Phoenix for Zhaire Smith and a 2021 Miami Heat first round pick. 

Then there was some trading, some picking, some more trading and then a little more picking. We recap the night!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:58am EST

Mike and guest host John Gonzalez talk about the state of the Sixers going into the draft, including why and how they still don't have a general manager. The huge question mark of Markelle Fultz is one that the Sixers must have some clarity on before they make their pick on Thursday. They weigh the pros and cons of moving up, and potentially taking on the Chandler Parsons contract, as well as LeBron/Kawhi/Paul George dreaming. Also, BurnerGate gets revisited and of course some Hinkie talk.

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Finally... Danny Chau is on the Ricky. The guy who wrote about Farewell Evan on Grantland when he was just an intern, and then became a valued member of the now disbanded Retweet Armageddon Congress, draft lover, Ringer employee and food guy Danny Chau joins us to talk about the upcoming NBA Draft and his adjacent relationship to Sixers fandom. We also discuss the new rumors about Kawhi Leonard and whether the Sixers can trade for him.

Make sure to check out our other draft content, including our Big Board Podcast and our talk with NBA scout Elan Vinokurov. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:32am EST

We're glad to release our annual podcast with NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov to discuss the Sixers options at #10, #26 and in the second round. We also discuss the rumored possible upheaval in the Sixers front office, the lack of GM rumors so far, and the contract options that the team picked up for TJ McConnell and Richaun Holmes. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Now that Collargate has subsided, the Ricky is in true offseason form. Mike reveals his NBA Draft Big Board, Spike reveals his YouTube Big Board, they both reveal the first drafts of their Sixers General Manager Big Boards, and Andrew Unterberger of If Not, Pick Will Convey As Two Second Rounders, bids a final farewell to Bryan Colangelo. Also, Spike gives his newest take that he's been 'workshopping,' this time about an NBA broadcaster. 

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It took long enough, but all's well that ends well. Bryan Colangelo resigned from his position as President and General Manager of the Sixers after an 'investigation' proved that his wife tweeted team secrets on several different Twitter accounts. Colangelo continues to deny he knew anything about the accounts. Weird! This one's a victory lap. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

Somehow we're in the ninth day of this, and the only people who don't know that the right move is to move on from Bryan Colangelo is the Sixers themselves. We try to keep our sanity, discuss what could be causing the delay, and decide what happens if they don't fire him. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

We are in the fifth day of the Bryan Colangelo Twitter fiasco, with no communication from the team. We discuss how we think the situation should and will progress, the guy in San Francisco with the t-shirts, the reports and speculation, and The Americans finale. 

We've got a new shirt. This is self explanatory. Always go FULL DETRICK. Get it here. 

We'd like to be clear that this was our (Spike's) idea, and Tanner Lowry's design, and Ben Detrick did not have anything to do with its creation or promotion. 

We told Ben about it, and of course he thinks it's hilarious. 

 

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

At one time, long, long ago, the Markelle Fultz story was the weirdest one in the history of the Sixers. Not anymore! Thanks to Ben Detrick and The Ringer, Bryan Colangelo's (supposed) burner Twitter accounts is definitely the weirdest. This might be our post anticipated podcast of all time.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Today's podcast is admittedly pretty meta! We discuss Sam Hinkie's appearance on the Invest Like The Best podcast, including his long view approach to marriage and asset management approach to children, JJ Redick's appearance on a Ringer podcast of a banned personality, Joel Embiid's appearance on a Philadelphia playground to dunk on a regular guy as well as his appearance on the All-NBA Second Team. We also discuss Run The Jewels' decision to favor the Ricky over the Super Bowl.

Thanks to local singer Felicia Ricci,who recorded the video of Embiid dunking on some guy, for coming on and telling us about seeing it and her run-in with Meek Mill while getting a manicure. 

We announced on the podcast that this year's Lottery Party raised $18,100 for Justice Rescueand the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Thanks for your part in this!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

We celebrate Robert Covington's selection to the NBA All-Defense team, and Joel Embiid's second team selection. We dig deep into the Lorzenzo Brown mailbag to discuss some galaxy brain draft analysis, non-premier free-agent targets, and a listener upset with a non-ban. There's also the return of the Jigsaw. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Ah, the offseason. It feels like home, doesn't it? We talk about the respective futures of the Sixers and the Celtics, start to look toward the draft and free agency, discuss perspective trades for Kawhi Leonard, and recap the Lottery Party. We also include Eliza Hardy Jones' "Imagine The Process."

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Look, is this the most coherent, technically sound Ricky you're ever going to hear? The answer is no. There's a lot of yelling and craziness but it's fun to relive if you went, and to hear and actual wedding take place on our podcast. And the guest lineup is pretty crazy, it's like we're a big deal! Finally, listen for no other reason than to hear the ovation Robert Covington got, Spike being a jerk about not being able to hear himself and Mike's Jason Kelce speech. 

Lottery Party t-shirts on sale until 8pm Wednesday.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

The 2018 Rights To Ricky Sanchez Lottery Party is almost upon us! On this mini-bonus pod we run down some important details, give you some tips and instructions, and basically wonder why this is all happening. 

Disclaimer: sorry the sound quality is a little less than normal, Spike deleted it the first time we did it so we had to go old school. 

See you at the party!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 3:30am EST

The 2017-18 Sixers exceeded the expectations of anyone who isn't a maniac or perhaps a parent of one of the players. We go back and talk about the things and players that surprised and disappointed us most. We hand out the annual Ricky Awards as well; everyone is eagerly anticipating who will win TJ McConnell of The Year. And we pivot to the offseason, as If Not, Pick Will Convey As Two Seconds writer and star Andrew Unterberger joins us to discuss his piece about this summer being the best ever. 

The Lottery Party is TUESDAY, Robert Covington WILL be attending, Pablo Torre WILL be marrying Lauren and Zeke, and the event IS sold out, and we'll be releasing a podcast on Monday about the party. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

Now we remember what it's like to lose. The Sixers looked like they might get blown out as the first half ended, but they TJd, Joel'd and Dario'd their way back into the game. It wasn't enough and the first Process Playoff run ended. We talked about what went wrong and right in the series. 

We'll do a season in review this weekend, and see you at the Lottery Party.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:35am EST

The Sixers' backs were up against the wall, so they called a man who they knew could get the job done; TJ McConnell. Brett Brown started McConnell, who played 39 minutes and led the Sixers past the Celtics, and sent the series back to Boston. 

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

The Sixers had a shot to win this one, like they had a shot to win the last one, but weren't able to get it done. There was Embiid trying to end the lives of Baynes and Horford, another great TJ game, but no win. There's no anger or mopeyness here, but a podcast of perspective, reflection, some honest realities, and a look at the game itself. One of our best!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

It seemed like we might get the Process dream, a win led by Robert Covington and TJ McConnell. So close, but yet so far. Ben Simmons had the worst game of his career, Brett Brown decided not to call a timeout, and in the cruelest of finishes, Al Horford hit a big bucket. Can they still win the series?

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:39am EST

The Sixers lost an ugly one to the Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. When we say ugly, it was mostly the Sixers who were ugly. Bad defense, missed shots, questionable decisions from the coach, just a disaster all around. Mike is pretty mad, it's one of his best performances. 

Our greatest t-shirt ever, "Process Or Die," is available right now for a limited time on our website. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:09am EST

The Sixers are playing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and we've got a full preview in the only way we know how to do it. 

Playing the Celtics is a true revenge series for the Sixers. Maybe not for the Sixers, but for us. Several our of nemeses are Celtics adjacent, whether it be Danny Ainge, Bill Simmons, or the banned Kevin O'Connor. Not to mention Donnie Wahlberg. 

We also announce the winners of the Lottery Party wedding!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:47am EST

The Sixers not only finished with the third seed in the Eastern Conference, and finished the season with sixteen straight wins, they beat the Heat in five games. We're feeling good and smug about the whole thing. We look back at the series and toward the rest of the playoffs. 

The FINAL, and we mean FINAL batch of Lottery Party tickets are on sale Wednesday, April 25th at 10am. There will be no more tickets after this. Get them at our website.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:17am EST

The Sixers never, and I repeat, never win that game. The Heat came to play, and the Sixers did not, for three quarters or so. Ben Simmons made plays on offense, Embiid dominated on defense, and they got some key contributions from some role players. This is the second golden era of the Ricky. We're here for this

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

Joel Embiid went from doubtful, to probable, to starting, to playoff Embiid. It was glorious. The Sixers had to fight to win this one, and we saw a little playoff Dario, playoff TJ, and playoff Justin Anderson as well. We discuss the win, as well as Robert Covington's play, and the general chippiness of the series. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The Sixers lost a game for the first time in a very long time, and the playoff series vs. the Heat is knotted up at one game each. We'll talk about the Sixers going cold from three, Dwyane Wade's revival, and the chances that Mike Weber is to blame for all of this. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:06am EST

The Process Era Philadelphia 76ers are undefeated in the NBA playoffs. Much to Dave Silver's dismay, the Sixers cleaned it up after a messy first half and demolished the Heat in the opener their first round playoff series. We discuss the game, and the vibe before, during and after it. As well, we talk about Hero Of The Process, Academy Award nominated screenwriter Mike Weber confronting Silver in the stands about The Process.

We've also announced the finalists of the Lottery Party Wedding contest! Please go to rightstorickysanchez/weddingvote to read their stories and cast your vote!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:19am EST

In June, we'll celebrate five years of the Rights To Ricky Sanchez. This is the first podcast we've ever done previewing a playoff series for the Sixers. Let's look at Heat vs. Sixers. We all love the offseason Ricky, but we're glad to wait for it this year. 

A side note: the Lottery Party is happening regardless of whether the Sixers are in the Eastern Conference Finals or not. Let's get there first then worry about it! 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 3:00am EST

LeBron James, who could possibly join the Sixers next season as a bench piece, was not able to top the Embiidless Sixers, who won their 13th straight game. We discuss the streak, the Sixers chances in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the JJ Redick podcast mailbag he did on The Ringer, the two year anniversary of Sam Hinkie's departure, the Sixers new snake logo and the continued state of tanking in the NBA. 

The Lottery Party wedding prize just got better! The winners will now get an all-expenses romantic getaway for two for three nights to the beautiful Riu Palace Reviera Maya, in Riveria Maya Mexico thanks to Apple Vacations. You'll also have the chance to have an Academy Award nominated screenwriter help you write your vows. You have until midnight on 4/11 to enter to get married at the Lottery Party. You can do that on our website

If you want your Lottery Party t-shirt by the Lottery party, you have to order by 8pm on April 23rd. The super-high quality, amazing tribled, screen printed, t-shirts designed by Tanner Lowry are available by clicking any one of the four below. Our profits from the sales of the shirts are donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Justice Rescue. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:17am EST

Joel Embiid breaking his face on Markelle Fultz's shoulder is, as Mike put it, a little too poetic than we're comfortable with. We discuss the the injury, the Sixers surviving without Embiid for at least the rest of the regular season, Markelle Fultz's progression, Mike's appearance on The Ringer, and we talk to Mike's dad who is an eye doctor about Embiid. Not too surprising that Mike made his appearance on the Ringer and then we have his dad on the pod immediately afterward. 

We also announce the big contest for the 2018 Lottery Party! GET MARRIED AT THE LOTTERY PARTY. That's right! All of the information is right here. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EST

Markelle Fultz is back. Here's a podcast. 

Order the Lottery Party shirts. You need to order by 4/23 at 8pm to get delivery in time for the Lottery Party. Get them on our website. They're super soft triblend t-shirts. You'll love them.

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

It seems like just yesterday the Sixers were trying to avoid becoming the losingest team of all-time while we argued that it was the right thing. Here we are with the team at 42-30, and as the team "nobody wants to play in the playoffs." We talk about the journey from there to here, Brett Brown as a possible coach of the year candidate, and the team's recent win streak. We also discussion the notion of restitution from national media from the last five years. 

Oh by the way, the Lottery Party sold out in a few hours. We thank you so much. There is a possibility of more tickets. We'll keep you informed. The new Lottery Party shirts are SWEET and available at our website. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:40am EST

One of the Children Of The Process, Robert Covington, joins us for a short interview to preview his appearance at the 2018 Lottery Party. We purposely did not ask him about much basketball, as we're saving that for his appearance at our live show at the Lottery Party. We did get him to talk Hinkie banner, Brogdon booing, TJ in practice and skipping the Eastern Conference Finals. 

Lottery Party presale is 3/21 if you're getting the Ricky Newsletter, and 3/23 for the general public. Hit our website for details. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 5:00am EST

The Sixers didn't really play very well at all this week and still went 3-1. We talk about what it's like to be on the other side of tanking, the return of Big Shot Bob Covington, Eagles chants at Sixers games, the Brett Brown coaching tree, what to do with Ben Simmons at the end of close games, and the rotations going into the playoffs. Also we announce a HUGE Lottery Party guest and all ticket details!

Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, March 23rd at 10am (go to rightstorickysanchez.com for the link), but if you get The Only Ricky Newsletter, you'll get a password for the special presale which will start on Wednesday, March 21st at 10am. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am EST

Joel Embiid has gone from not playing in any back to backs and resting what seemed to be once a week, to playing every single game. His play is slipping, does he need a night or two off? We go through the possible playoff matchups, discuss Chris Ryan and John Gonzalez's LeBron and Hinkie podcast, wrap up Justice For Joel and Fly The Process, and Adam Silver's decision to try and save college athletes.

Get Lottery Party tickets early! Sign up for the newsletter at our website.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:52am EST

The week in Sixers has taken a turn for the better, after a dead-legs loss to the Wizards and a heartbreaker to the Heat, a ho-hum win over the Cavs in Cleveland and a comeback victory over the Hornets has the team primed for revenge in Milwaukee, along with 400 maniacs at Fly The Process. We discuss the newest turns in the LeBron to Philly saga (and the billboard that wasn't as good as ours), the addition of Ersan Ilysova, recap the first day of Fly The Process in Chicago.  We also talk a bit about Josh Harris' recent exploits. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:16am EST

What a week! The Sixers continue to make February the new January (shoutout Casey), and have now won seven in a row. We talk about the hot streak, what it would take for the Sixers to obtain Kawhi Leonard, whether the rumblings about LeBron mean anything, go Around The League with Ish Smith for playoff reform and tanking fines, and discuss who we're going to boo at Bus The Process III. 

The Lottery Party is May 15th and tickets will be available in March. Keep listening for details!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

The Sixers go into the All-Star break red-hot, at 30-25, with Embiid and Simmons participating in All-Star weekend. We talk about Dario Saric's amazing season and the other reasons for the Sixers success at the break, the comeback against Miami, and TJ McConnell's triple double. 

Also, Derek Bodner of The Athletic (subscribe at the athletic.com/rtrs for a 25% discount), joins us to talk about his report about Markelle Fultz, that suggests Fultz began to change his shot before his pre-draft workouts, and what it's like to report on the Fultz saga.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

Remember the good old days, when the NBA trade deadline was the second most fun day of the year for us (second to the NBA Lottery obviously)? Well, it's not anymore. We've traded some wins for drama at the deadline. We discuss the Sixers quiet deadline, and the already-legendary Bryan Colangelo press availability that happened on Friday. 

Come see Spike and TJ McConnell at Time After Time Watches at the Bellevue Hotel on Tuesday 2/13 from 5pm till 6pm. Meet TJ!

Come see Spike and Eric Slick of Dr. Dog appear on the Kevin McDonald podcast at the Philly Improv Theater on Friday, 2/16 at 8pm and 10pm. Get tickets at foreverdogpodcasts.com.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

JJ Redick had TJ McConnell on his podcast this week and said the shit out of the name as we continue our takeover of the Ringer from the inside. We get you ready for the trade deadline for the Tyreke Evans Trade Deadline Primer, discuss Malcolm Brogdon's fear of the process and discuss Joel Embiid's first ever NBA back to back. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:30am EST

There is simply no better team in sports than the Sixers in January. We discuss the week in games, including a season sweep of the Spurs, the recent great play of TLC, a long-overdue edition of Around The League with Ish Smith, some trades from the Lorenzo Brown mailbag, and finally the long promised discussion of the Black Mirror episode Hang The DJ as a metaphor for The Process. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Joel Embiid is an All-Star starter in 2018, soak it in. He's starting an All-Star game before Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and most surprisingly Doug McDermott. We discuss the greatness of Embiid, whether Simmons will make the team, and if the Sixers should be in on trying to trade for Kemba Walker or Rodney Hood. We also touch on the Markelle Fultz situation, the Process Echo Chamber, and the current struggles of Robert Covington. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:15am EST

Only one game since the last podcast, and it sucked, so we get into a mailbag that addresses the concerns over Markelle Fultz's jumper, panic deadline trades, whether we have to change the name of Operation Shithole, and more!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:28am EST

We thought January 2017 might be as good as it gets, but what if January 2018 might be as good as it gets? We recap the wins over the Spurs and Stan Van Gundy, dip into the Lorenzo Brown mailbag for a question about Sam Hinkie and Ben Simmons, and discuss the new videos of Markelle Fultz shooting. 

Saturday (January 6th) at midnight is the DEADLINE to reserve your seat on Bus The Process III. We're going to Chicago, then Milwaukee, to see the Sixers play on ESPN.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:25am EST

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