To say Monday was an eventful day for the Philadelphia 76ers would be an understatement.
First, The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ben Simmons has agreed to meet with the Sixers’ medical team and share more information regarding his mental health. Simmons’ camp opened up the dialogue after the team elected to reinstate the $360,000 fines whenever the former No. 1 overall pick misses a game.
Adding to the drama, Charania said Daryl Morey had talks with the Boston Celtics to gauge their interest in a trade involving Simmons and All-Star Jaylen Brown.
Then, word broke that Sixers’ leader Joel Embiid will miss games due to the league’s health and safety protocols, joining Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe as Philly players dealing with a likely COVID related absence.
After a whirlwind of a day, the Sixers still had to play a game. Doc Rivers’ troops put forth a valiant effort but came up short in a loss to the New York Knicks.
In the latest episode of Sixers Daily, Paul Hudrick joins the show to recap a wild day in Philly. First, we discuss how impressive the Sixers were in defeat against the Knicks and why this team has proven it is still firmly among the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Then, Paul and I get into how the team can cope with losing Embiid for at least a few games and if we believe the Sixers will remain competitive during a tougher schedule without so many of their key players.
To wrap things up, Paul and I discuss the latest Ben Simmons news and get into the report that the Sixers would welcome a swap for Jaylen Brown from the Celtics.
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