Ben Simmons signed a five-year, $170 million extension, we discuss what the future looks like for the length of the deal. Kyle Korver picked the Bucks over the Sixers, we discuss why, and what the Sixers should do with their final roster spot. We introduce our new theme song, “We Was Right” by Amos Lee and Jaron Olevsky, the Sixers issues that AU thinks we forgot, and the best way to construct a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Also, JJ Redick was lying about not being on social media.
Mike made his annual trip to Las Vegas to brave the suffocating heat, people from NBA Twitter and sin to watch NBA Summer League basketball. In a now yearly tradition, this Mike only edition of The Ricky includes chats with Zhaire Smith, Matisse Thybulle, Norvelle Pelle, Shake Milton, Mike's Lakers fan girlfriend Alyssa, Jason Blevins, The Ringer's John Gonzalez, Taylor Misiak and Tony Yacenda.
Free Agency is mostly over, the draft is over, and the Sixers roster is for the most part, set for the 2019-20 season. We take a big picture look at the Sixers strengths, weaknesses, and questions for the upcoming season, as well as where their most serious competition will come from in the Eastern Conference. We also celebrate the six-year anniversary of the podcast, and give you the chance to submit your nominations for the 2019 Process Hall Of Fame.
The most important Sixers Summer League team since 2018 took the floor this weekend and react to performances from Zhaire Smith, Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, Norvel Pelle, Marial Shayock and more. We also react to Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Mike’s reaction to being in the Summer League earthquake.
TJ McConnell is part of the Process Core Four and he’s no longer a Sixer, so we give him a fitting farewell. We wrap up Sixers free agency with their signings of Raul Neto and Kyle O’Quinn, and put a final stamp on the Tobias Harris signing and trade as well as the Al Horford and James Ennis signings. We also discuss Joel Embiid’s life after JJ Redick, And we also preview Mike’s annual trip to Summer League in Vegas. Sign up for the 2019 Rights To Ricky Sanchez Bark in The Park team for the Providence Animal Center and get a cool shirt!