The 76ers have Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz. The Process is bearing fruit.
So you know where this is going.
Among the topics discussed:
- Is "The Process" over, or is it forever ongoing? How many new Process fans are jumping on board late? And obviously 76ers fans are gonna be excited about the future, so stop grumbling, Prada.
- How will Fultz, Simmons, and Embiid mesh?
- What should 76ers fans expect from Simmons this year? How much does his perimeter shooting actually matter?
- Would you rather have Embiid stay healthy for five straight years, or not have to pay taxes during that same time period?
- What were some developments the national media missed down the stretch last year that'll matter for this future?
- Why the 76ers' decision to prevent Sevyn Streeter from singing the national anthem in a "We Matter" jersey was so troubling, even if they tried to rectify the situation. (If you don't know what this is about, read this)
- Does anything make 76ers fans nervous about the future? Epstein talks about Jahlil Okafor, while Tynes notes the team's lack of transparency with injuries.
- Would you rather the organization re-hire Billy King as Bryan Colangelo's No. 2, or replace Brett Brown with Doug Collins? (Sorry, you have to choose.)
- Which jersey should fans buy first: Fultz or Simmons?
- Say the 76ers are told that their fans are no longer allowed to use the phrase "The Process" or "Trust the Process." What should be the new 76ers fan slogan?
- Your all-time 76ers banana boat, featuring some interesting answers.
Plus, predictions, best/worst case scenarios, and much more.
This podcast was part of the Limited Upside podcast’s 2017-18 offseason series previewing all 30 NBA teams with members of SB Nation’s team communities and other friends of the show. We’ve spent the last two-and-a-half months gauging the temperature of every fan base heading into what should be a terrific NBA season. There’s no better way to understand what makes NBA fans in each market tick.
We began these in August and counted down worst-to-first leading up to the season. Here’s how to listen to them all:
- Nets with Kristian Winfield and Nets Daily’s Anthony Puccio
- Lakers with Zito Madu and Silver Screen and Roll’s Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen
- Suns with Bright Side of the Sun’s Dave King and Evan Sidery
- 76ers with Tyler Tynes and Liberty Ballers’ Kyle Neubeck
- Knicks with Kristian Winfield and Posting and Toasting’s Seth Rosenthal
- Magic with Orlando Pinstriped Post’s Zach Oliver and Cory Hutson
- Kings with Kenny Carraway and Sactown Royalty’s Tony Xypteras
- Mavs with Tim Cato and Mavs Moneyball’s Kirk Henderson
- Wolves with Canis Hooups’ Eric Goldman and John Meyer
- Pelicans with The Bird Writes’ Oleh Kosel and Travis Tate
- Hornets with James Dator and At the Hive’s Nicklaus Denning
- Pistons with John Ketchum, Kofie Yeboah and Detroit Bad Boys’ Lazarus Jackson
- Nuggets with Denver Stiffs’ Adam Mares
- Heat with Kelly Cohen and Hot Hot Hoops’ Surya Fernandez
- Bulls with Ricky O’Donnell and Blog a Bull’s Jason Patt
- Pacers with Whitney Medworth and Indy Cornrows’ Caitlin Cooper
- Blazers with Blazers Edge’s Brian Freeman and Peter Sampson
- Bucks with Kevin McCauley and Brew Hoop’s Mitchell Maurer
- Hawks with Harry Lyles Jr. and Peachtree Hoops’ Brad Rowland
- Grizzlies with Grizzly Bear Blues’ Joe Mullinax
- Thunder with Eddie Maisonet and Welcome to Loud City’s Joshua Broom
- Thunder addendum! Carmelo Anthony trade emergency pod with Eddie Maisonet
- Wizards with Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Sharp and Bullets Forever’s Michael Sykes
- Jazz with SLC Dunk’s Mychal Lowman and James Hansen.
- Raptors with Raptors HQ’s Daniel Reynolds and freelance writer Seerat Sohi
- Cavaliers with Fear the Sword’s Chris Manning and MMA Fighting’s Eric Jackman
- Clippers with Clips Nation’s Lucas Hann and former L.A. video coordinator Mo Dakhil
- Celtics with Paul Flannery and Celtics Blog’s Nick Gelso
- Rockets with The Dream Shake’s Ethan Rothstein and Jeremy Brener
- Spurs with Pounding the Rock’s J.R. Wilco and Bruno Passos
- Warriors with Golden State of Mind’s Bram Kincheloe