The Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Podcast

We’ve come so far since the beginning of The Process, and we’ve come so far that Greg Monroe started a game in the playoffs for the Sixers in place of the team’s best player, and they won. Ben Simmons dominated, Tobias Harris exploded, Greg Monroe stood there, Jimmy Butler was steady, all while Joel Embiid sat on the bench. The Sixers lead 2-1.

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Good takes! What a difference a couple of days makes. Ben “From Here” Simmons came in motivated and aggressive, Joel Embiid was hurting but had a monster third quarter, JJ Redick actually made a few shots, Boban Marjanovich hit a few more, and James Ennis saved the season as we all expected him to do. And who coached the Sixers in the second half? The 76ers are once again the best team in the NBA.

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Well, we’re off to a suboptimal start. It wouldn’t be the Sixers if we didn’t start the playoffs with some ambiguity about the health of Joel Embiid and whether he’d be ready to play, some ambiguous comments from the owner about the coach, and equal parts confidence and fear that this is all going down in flames from all of us. Sixers lose to the Nets, It’s Ricky playoff time baby.

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The Sixers will face the Nets in the first round of the playoffs, and the second playoffs of the Rights To Ricky Sanchez era. We preview the series against the Nets, and if it’s an easier path than the Magic. We also look back on yet another crazy Sixers season, and discuss two possible bannings of respected members of the NBA media.

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The Sixers finally get back on the winning track, and are getting set for another playoff run. We look at alternate Sixers realities and if you’d feel more confident if fewer trades had been made this season. We also look back at the three year anniversary of the Hinkie resignation, Brett Brown’s multiple 50-win seasons, and some Zhaire, Shake and JaKarr Sampson discussion.

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The Sixers are sleep walking through the final couple of weeks of the season, can they flip the switch before the playoffs? We discuss whether the team has enough time together to come together for the playoffs, the final round of the Jigsaw Final Four, Around The League with Ish Smith takes us to MVP, Rookie Of The Year, and Warriors conversation, Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice, and a very Process mailbag.

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The Sixers traveled to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves, and so did we. We discuss the game, Embiid's load management, our meetings with TJ, Rock, and Dario after the game, the chants, and some midwest weirdness. If you're new to the podcast, this one isn't normal for us. This was recorded in front of a live audience sitting on the floor cross legged in a hotel outside of a ballroom eating breakfast.

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If all of the Sixers were competing on the Bachelor, who would win? That’s the sort of stuff we tackle after Mike is concerned about the recent malaise, but Spike is not so worried. We discuss Joel Embiid’s dog Klaus saying the name, Zhaire and Shake, a potential Mike Scott tattoo at the Lottery Party, which non-Sixers Philadelphia athlete would be best on the Sixers, the growth of the podcast, how we met and started doing the podcast together, and what Sixers player would win the Hunger Games.

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We can’t muster up the energy to be angry about the loss to the Hawks, so we talk about the Boban three pointer, and the reasons why they were destined to lose it. We pivot quickly into some of Mike’s NBA related takes from the NCAA Tournament so far, a Jigsaw bracket, what would happen if Jimmy Butler’s name was Jiminy, and some proposed Zion Williamson trades if the Sixers ended up with the first overall pick. There’s also discussion of a new addition to the Mike Weber Memorial Banned List.

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Joel Embiid dominated, Jimmy Butler came through in the fourth quarter, and the Sixers beat the miserable, hate each other, hot seat coach having, Kyrie Irving hating, hate to see it, House Of Pain singing, Boston Celtics. We talk about Embiid and Butler’s performances, a surprise banning from our live shows, and Andrew Unterberger talks about which fans hate us the most. Let’s enjoy this one.

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Happy birthday Joel Embiid! Brett Brown talked for 70 minutes to Zach Lowe, but what did he really say? We discuss Brown’s appearance on another podcast, the Sixers third straight win, why the team’s defense isn’t as good as last year’s, how far back we think Joel Embiid is, how good Zion Williamson is and will be, and who might be some good offseason targets for the Sixers. We also announce a special guest for the Final Lottery Party.

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The Sixers sneak by the Cavs lifelessly, but a win is a win, especially after a win. We announce the 2019 Lottery Party details (check them out here), and the fact that it will be the final lottery party. We need you there to give the proper goodbye to the era. We discuss the short-lived Jonah Bolden era, the brand new Zhaire Smith era, Joel Embiid’s return and new dog, and what, in fact, makes Brett Brown a good coach.

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With just a month or so left in the season, do the Sixers have enough time with all of their key players together to be good enough to get through the Eastern Conference? Also discussed are what’s going on with Jimmy Butler, the options the Sixers would have if he doesn’t resign, other players we like watching who have never been Sixers, LeBron passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. And a new Sixers song from Heemy76.

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With three minutes left in the game against the tanking Bulls, the Sixers led by 10 points. They lost. We discuss the final minutes of the brutal game, and the final baffling play. We move on quickly to talk about how much of the team’s late game issues are Brett Brown related, and how much recent comments by Josh Harris puts pressure on him. Finally we cast the Process movie, talk about Redick’s haircut, talk bandwagons, and do a listener submitted Jigsaw.

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Here we are in the 17th year of the Process and the Sixers almost swept the Warriors. We talk about the team and Brett Brown’s questionable decisions down the stretch of the game, the emergence of Jonah Bolden and Mike Scott, Joel Embiid’s comments about resting his body, take on some Relationship Advice, the Bryce Harper signing and look ahead to the five biggest remaining games of the season.

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Just about every Sixer is going to be reevaluated in a number of weeks. Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz, and Boban Marjanovic are healing while the Sixers are playing. We discuss Jimmy Butler’s perceived coasting, the Processy spasticness of Jonathon Simmons, the aggressiveness of Ben Simmons, as well as the chances Ben Simmons makes a decision that turns the NBA on its head, and what it would have been like if LeBron chose the Sixers.

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Because talking about the Sixers sleepwalking through a home loss to the Portland Trailblazers isn’t a ton of fun, we only spend about ten minutes on it. Then we get to a rare listener submitted Jigsaw that involves sneezing in the sack and being Bryan Colangelo’s personal assistant, a Lorenzo Brown mailbag where we talk about powering up certain Sixers and who would turn back a Pepsi when they ordered a coke, and Unterberger tries to convince us he likes Jimmy Butler.

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Boban made the Sixers return to basketball a little less painful without Joel Embiid. Spike and Mike discuss the Heat win, the Sixers time without Joel Embiid, Embiid’s knee issues and time off, expectations for the final 24 games, Jimmy Butler’s interview with Mark Wahlberg, the news on Zhaire Smith and Furkan Korkmaz, and a ruling on the possible unbanning of Kevin O’Connor.

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Since the Ricky is off this weekend, we figured we'd give you some of our best trade deadline and All-Star weekend material through the years. 

2/21/14 - The very first Ricky trade deadline. They traded Evan Turner!

2/15/15 - The famous Paul Millap story. Ricky legend.

2/19/15 - The MCW trade deadline.

2/15/16 - The final Hinkie deadline, where Jerry Colangelo talks trash about Hinkie.

2/4/17 - Jahlil Okafor trade rumors. 

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The Celtics, fueled by being free of their poison-in-the-locker-room point guard Kyrie Irving, were able to squeak by the Sixers once again. We talk about the performance of each Sixers player in the loss, pivot into a Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice segment about dating a Celtics fan, discuss the Ben Simmons and Magic Johnson controversy, and then take stock of the Sixers at the All-Star Break.

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The new Sixers starting five, that doesn’t have a nickname, had an outstanding debut in beating the Nuggets and Nikola Jokic (who is doughy). Spike and Mike talk about the fit of the new starting lineup, and how the bench pieces fit in as well. Also, how insane it is that Elton Brand is the GM, which dog breed is each Sixers player most similar to, how much does ownership have to do with trade timing, and a historical ranking of trade deadlines since The Process began.

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Elton Brand’s first trade deadline is over! We discuss how Brand did, Markelle Fultz’s run as a Philadelphia 76er is over, as he was traded to the Orlando Magic for a first round pick, a second round pick, and Jonathon Simmons. We discuss the trade, the rollercoaster ride of Fultz in Philadelphia, as well as the James Ennis trade and how the rest of the Eastern Conference improved.

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The Sixers went all-in. Spike and Mike react to a huge trade as the team acquires Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott, for Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, THE MIAMI PICK, a Sixers 2020 first round pick and two second round picks. They discuss the ramifications on this season, the risks going into the future, and how this was the best timed trade of all time.

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While the Sixers are playing their best basketball of the year and beating the Warriors, the Celtics are falling apart right before our very eyes. It’s a very sad situation. We talk about the Warriors win and Ben Simmons’ play, the case for Joel Embiid as the league’s MVP, the recent Anthony Davis and Kristaps Porzingis situations and how sad it is that the Celtics aren’t looking so hot, upcoming trade deadline targets, and Andrew Unterberger introduces a controversial theory.

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Jimmy Butler fulfilled his dream of playing point guard and the Sixers won in Los Angeles while Brandon Ingram dunked on Corey Brewer but was thinking about Mike the entire time. We’re on the doorstep of the NBA trade deadline and the Sixers may trade the former first overall pick in the draft for a guy who was on the shirt. We discuss the possibility of Brett Brown talking too much, if Ben Simmons is a point guard, and Mike’s girlfriend makes a special appearance to be an insufferable Lakers fan. Good pod.

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Some are saying the Sixers starting lineup against the Nuggets was the worst of the season, and some are saying it was the best. Spike and Mike talk about the continued contributions of the best player on the Sixers, Corey Brewer, recent reports about Jimmy Butler, some trade ideas with the deadline approaching, which former Process era Sixers player we’d most like to have back on the team, questions for Drew Hanlen, and relief over seeing Amir Johnson alive once again in a Sixers game.

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They never win this game! The Sixers come up with ten straight points for an unlikely win over the Spurs, following a blowout win over the Rockets, both without Jimmy Butler. Spike and Mike talk about the infusion of super weird energy and facial hair from Corey Brewer, the best basketball Ben Simmons has ever played, and a new cohesion with Joel Embiid, the emergence of Small Ball Five Bolden, cocky TJ, and World War Z Wilson. We also briefly discuss possible trades for Mike Conley and Taurean Prince, a very strange Jigsaw, and a possible new slapper of the hardwood.

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The most difficult stretch of the season has begun, and we talk about what’s gone wrong and what’s gone right. Joel Embiid is playing through an injury, Ben Simmons has turned it up another level, and Jimmy Butler has had one great game and one bad game. There’s a quick recommendation corner, then Andrew Unterberger joins us to separate the three Process years. Finally, we discuss who we’d rather have on a max deal, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson or Kyrie Irving.

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The Sixers blew out the Timberwolves from beginning to end, it was a true joy. We talk about the on-court harmony of Embiid, Simmons and Butler, whether it’s the Jonah Bolden game, and the arrival of Corey Brewer. We discuss the homecoming of Dario and Covington, our trip to Minnesota to see them, some trade rumors, and the newest Ringer piece about the Sixers from Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier.

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A colorful Ricky discusses the awful loss to the awful Atlanta Hawks, the two-year anniversary of the TJ McConnell game winner and what life might be like without him, what the Sixers might have to trade to get better this season, the prospective Ben Simmons trades that Zach Lowe discussed this week, and Andrew Unterberger proposes some imaginative, impossible Sixers trades before skewering Spike about Jared Leto.

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The Sixers split a back to back with the Wizards after a low-energy disaster in Washington DC. The roster is obviously thin, but how much does culture and accountability come into play for the players and the coach. We also discuss the open roster spot, the addition of Haywood Highsmith, playoff positioning, the tough stretch coming up for the Sixers, and rousing editions of Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice and The Lorenzo Brown Mailbag.

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The Jimmy Butler story and what it means for the Sixers moving forward this season and the offseason, why we’re not having more fun watching the Sixers and instead arguing all the time, Shake Milton’s integration, Jonah Bolden’s defense, Ben Simmons’ dominance, and Spike’s Luka Doncic take with our special guest Sixers fan Dave Hartley of The War On Drugs and Nightlands. Follow Dave on Twitter @nightlands.

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The Sixers wrapped up their West Coast road trip at 3-1 with the longest game of all time over the Phoenix Suns. We talk about the wins over the Suns and the Clippers, the Embiid/Simmons brouhaha in Los Angeles and their relationship moving forward, the jumper heard ‘round the world, and the pair’s dominant performances in Phoenix and Los Angeles. We also talk about the options for a Jimmy Butler contract and how that affects the team, organization, and the two young stars moving forward. We also briefly discuss the idea of a Ben Simmons for Anthony Davis trade.

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