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The Philadelphia 76ers have won 8 of their last 9 games, led by the big 4 of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss their winning ways Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#VxDLAIFcAjOIfrGt.99


What does the future hold for Markelle Fultz? And what’s up with the Sixers’ shaky perimeter defense? Derek Bodner and Mike O’Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that on the latest episode of The Sixers Beat. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#P4tpdooVY3s8YudG.99


Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss their initial impressions of Jimmy Butler and how he fits in with the Sixers’ young core. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#OBLV6zYB0IAsZJiP.99


Was the Jimmy Butler trade a wise move for the Sixers to make? What are the risks? What is the upside? And what does this mean for Markelle Fultz’s future with the team? Derek Bodner and Mike O’Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia react to yesterday’s big news. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#ZUBfAtfjcUxMRuhU.99


Derek Bodner and Mike O’Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the Sixers’ blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz’s reluctance to shoot, Dario Saric’s disappearing act, and the recent execution of the team’s defensive schemes. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#kseR87m82GZE3YiU.99


What’s going on with the Sixers’ early season struggles? How much of it is related to their new, switch-heavy defensive scheme? And how long do you continue starting Markelle Fultz? Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann and Mike O’Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, and more, in this week’s Sixers Beat. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#wc43xxrZHBW1aYmW.99


Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann and Mike O’Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the Sixers’ opening night loss to the Boston Celtics, the problems that continue to plague the Sixers against their biggest rival, and the struggles of Markelle Fultz. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99  


What will it take for the Sixers to reach the NBA Finals? Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann and Mike O’Connor of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, while guessing on some over/unders related to the team. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


Markelle Fultz is back, and he’s taking jump shots in game action. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that and other preseason takeaways in this week’s episode of The Sixers Beat. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


What’s going on at Sixers training camp? Is a Jimmy Butler trade possible? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, and give quick season previews for T.J. McConnell and Dario Saric. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/154-sixers-training-camp-impressions#t3Vufh3Krauw3ARZ.99


The Philadelphia 76ers have promoted Elton Brand to be the team’s general manager. What does that mean for the franchise going forward, and what does the power structure look like in the Sixers’ front office? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


What’s going on with the GM search, what can you expect from J.J. Redick and Jonah Bolden this season, and is Markelle Fultz going to start? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, and more, in this week’s podcast. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


Markelle Fultz appears to be playing 5-on-5 basketball in Drew Hanlen’s gym. What does that mean? And why have the Sixers just now started talking to GM candidates beyond current sitting GMs? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/151-markelle-fultz-playing-5-on-5#yAcP2m0qtGEmxAIY.99


What is going on with the Sixers’ GM search? Are they even conducting one? And who do you have more confidence developing a jumper, Ben Simmons or Markelle Fultz? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, and more, as they return from their summer vacation. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


Josh Harris and Brett Brown spoke of the Sixers’ ongoing GM search, on their pursuit of LeBron James, and gave hints on how they might be thinking about Kawhi Leonard. That, and summer league discussion, from Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


LeBron James signed with the Lakers, Paul George is in OKC, and the Kawhi Leonard trade talks seem to have stalled. Where do the Sixers go from here? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss the Sixers’ next move. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


Did the Sixers make the right choice in trading Mikal Bridges for Zhaire Smith and a future pick? Will the Sixers pursue a trade for Kawhi Leonard? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss those topics, and more. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


Derek Bodner, Rich Hofmann, Mike O’Connor, Sam Vecenie and Ricky O’Donnell all give their thoughts on what the Sixers should do in tonight’s NBA Draft. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


Following the Sixers’ internal investigation over the Twitter activity of four burner accounts, Bryan Colangelo has stepped down as the Sixers’ president of basketball operations. Rich Hofmann and Derek Bodner of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss one of the stranger controversies in recent memory. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#mwfSwJ1bbzZoc7SR.99


According to Ben Detrick of The Ringer, Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo allegedly had 5 burner Twitter accounts which he used to criticize Sixers players, tweet out medical information and more. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss this strange, developing story. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


Ben Simmons, Robert Covington and Joel Embiid all took home well-deserved awards for their efforts this season. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, along with what to do with Jerryd Bayless’ contract, death by a thousand cuts and the conference finals. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


What went wrong for the Sixers in the series against the Boston Celtics? How does that impact their future going forward? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia dive in to look at the disappointing end to the Sixers’ season. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic preview the Sixers’ upcoming playoff series against the Boston Celtics, and detail the keys for the Sixers to come away victorious. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia recap the Sixers vs Heat opening round playoff series, and give their thoughts on the Sixers’ chances against Boston or Milwaukee in round 2. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia preview the heavily anticipated Sixers vs Heat series, breaking down the keys for the Sixers in their first playoff appearance in six years. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia respond to an unexpectedly exciting night, as Markelle Fultz made his surprising return in Monday’s win over the Denver Nuggets. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


Can the Sixers claim a top-4 seed in the Eastern Conference? Should they rest Joel Embiid? And does Brett Brown deserve Coach of the Year consideration? Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss those topics, and more, in this week’s Sixers Beat. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/#tMumzFOxKyrpX5Tj.99


Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic discuss Bryan Colangelo’s tenure so far, looking at the most consequential decisions made so far and figuring out whether he’s done a good job or not. They also discuss the Sixers’ recent play and Markelle Fultz’s latest shooting. Read more at https://sixersbeat.libsyn.com/136-evaluating-bryan-colangelos-tenure-so-far#fE0Ff1qTD36hbYYL.99


In the first half of the podcast Kyle Nuebeck joins to discuss his report on Markelle Fultz. Then, Derek and Rich discuss the team’s recent play, and how the second half of the season might play out.


PHILADELPHIA – Joel Embiid has been selected as a starter for the 2018 All-Star game. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss whether he was deserving, how the Sixers will cope without J.J. Redick for the next few weeks, whether Ben Simmons will be nominated as a reserve, and what they expect out


PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers have won 5 of their last 6 games, Ben Simmons is dominating and Markelle Fultz is practicing. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia break down the recent news surrounding the team.


Is Brett Brown to blame for the Sixers’ recent struggles? Which veteran are you most frustrated with? And what’s going on with Markelle Fultz?  


PHILADELPHIA – Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia discuss Joel Embiid’s workload and back soreness, Ben Simmons’ recent play, and when to expect Markelle Fultz’s return to play. This episode is brought to you by Harry’s Razors. Head on over to harrys.com/sixersbeat to get $5 off a great holiday gift!


PHILADELPHIA – Jahlil Okafor has been traded to the Nets. Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann of The Athletic Philadelphia react to the trade that’s felt imminent for the last two years. This episode was brought to you by Harry’s Razors. For a great shave at a fair price, head on over to harrys.com/sixersbeat. (Note: This podcast


PHILADELPHIA – Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss the Sixers’ recent play, their disappointing loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ben Simmons’ ankle injury, and take listener mailbag questions.


PHILADELPHIA – Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss Joel Embiid’s epic game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the end of The Process debate, and Robert Covington’s new contract.


PHILADELPHIA – Jahlil Okafor wants to be bought out, Joel Embiid is dominating, and Ben Simmons is dropping triple doubles. Derek, Rich, and Kyle discuss that, and more, in this week’s Sixers Beat


PHILADELPHIA – Derek, Rich, and Kyle discuss Joel Embiid’s anger over his minutes restriction, Markelle Fultz starting the season coming off the bench, and give predictions on the upcoming 2017-18 season that will inevitably look ridiculous in just a few short weeks.