The Sixers have lost three in a row, their offense seems stagnant and their defense has shown some leaking. We talk about how much concern we should have, the title-readiness of the two young stars Simmons and Embiid, Matisse Thybulle’s first DNP-CD, hot Furkan and Kyle O’Quinn, and the possible of a Butler and Embiid Chernobyl type event. Also, Spike takes us deep into beef-corner with a former football writer.
Furkan Korkmaz was mad that he wasn’t playing enough so he wanted to be traded, the Sixers then didn’t pick up his rookie option. He became an unrestricted free agent, and no one wanted him, but the Sixers couldn’t find anyone else, so they re-signed him. That’s what made the game winner so sweet. We discuss the Portland game, the Horford screen, O’Quinn passing, and Anfernee Simons. We also talk about whether Embiid should cool it in a number of ways.
Joel Embiid got into a fight with Karl-Anthony Towns, and then called him a number of names on Instagram and Twitter afterward. Ben Simmons joined in, Al Horford did not, and Mike Scott really enjoyed all of it. We talk about the fight and how it can galvanize the team, the defensive efforts in the wins over the Timberwolves and the Hawks, the team’s evolution on offense, the Korkmaz game, and naming the new Victory Cigar player, as well as Frosty Freeze-Out leader.
Al Horford has been a player that we have appreciated and desired for almost a decade now. He had a huge fourth quarter to cement a Sixers win over the Pistons, and keep the team undefeated through two games. We discuss Horford’s big night, Tobias Harris’ explosive third quarter and how many threes he should shoot per game. We discuss Simmons’ attacking the rim in traffic, how heavy Josh Richardson’s jumper is, and where the Sixers might find shooting moving forward. Join us at the Blue Coats game on December 27th. Tickets are just $14, and include a free Blue Coats/RTRS t-shirt, dollar dogs.. Go to this link and use promo code RTRS for tickets. If you sign up for Fly The Process V tickets are FREE.
It was ugly at the start, but the Sixers, who are on pace to go 82-0, beat the Celtics into submission, 90s NBA style. Joel Embiid only had to play 23 minutes, Josh Richardson was an animal on defense, and Al Horford rang the bell. We talk about the play of each starter, and the bench, which featured Furkan Korkmaz for nearly 20 minutes, Kyle O’Quinn shooting threes, and neither Neto nor Burke till the very end. The Celtics are trash.