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Sixers Talk Podcast: #RunItBack? Which draft prospects should the Sixers target?

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Sixers Talk Podcast: #RunItBack? Which draft prospects should the Sixers target?

On this episode of Sixers Talk, Paul Hudrick and Amy Fadool discuss if the Sixers should bring everybody back after seeing the Raptors' postseason success. #RunItBack?

We unleash some mock drafts. Which prospects should the Sixers be focusing on? Is No. 24 too high for former Purdue star Carsen Edwards?

Also, is Villanova product Eric Paschall a viable second-round option?

1:00 - Does the Raptors' success in the postseason mean the Sixers should bring everybody back?
7:30 - Amy's "Sixers Only" mock draft. Who will they draft in Round 1?
13:00 - If the Sixers were to keep all four second-round picks, here are some players to keep an eye on.
26:30 - Is it a reach to draft Carsen Edwards at 24?
32:30 - Should the Sixers target Eric Pachall in the second round?

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Sixers' Joel Embiid named All-Star starter for third consecutive season

Sixers' Joel Embiid named All-Star starter for third consecutive season

Joel Embiid is again one of the 10 best players in the NBA, according to fans, a panel of media members and his fellow players.

The Sixers’ center was named an All-Star starter on Thursday for the third consecutive season.

Starters were determined by the votes of fans (50 percent weight), media members (25 percent) and players (25 percent). 

Embiid has averaged 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the 29-17 Sixers. He’s been sidelined for the past eight games with a torn ligament in the ring finger of his left hand. If Embiid is unable to play in the All-Star Game, which will take place on Feb. 16 in Chicago, then Commissioner Adam Silver will select an injury replacement. 

Though his scoring is down from last season, the Sixers have still been a much better team with Embiid on the floor than with him off it.

He’s second in the NBA in defensive win shares per game and fourth in defensive rebounding percentage (minimum 20 games played, 15 minutes per game). Lineups with Embiid have a 99.5 defensive rating, while lineups without him are at 106.9. 

It’s been an eventful year so far for Embiid, who’s been suspended for a fight and subsequent social media barbs, called load management “BS,” publicly grappled with questions about how to balance maturity and dominance, and sustained a nauseating injury.

Though the Cameroonian big man has said he cares most about being healthy and at his best for the playoffs, he now has another personal accolade.

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Sixers Talk podcast: Derrick Rose? Danilo Gallinari? Addressing the latest trade rumors

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Sixers Talk podcast: Derrick Rose? Danilo Gallinari? Addressing the latest trade rumors

On this edition of the Sixers Talk podcast presented by Wilmington University, Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick discuss the latest trade rumors, the latest injury news and the brutal schedule before the All-Star break.

• Do the Sixers have a chance to land Danilo Gallinari? Is Derrick Rose the best fit? Is Marcus Morris an option?

• Josh Richardson is now on the shelf. Who picks up the slack with the team down two starters?

• Have you seen the schedule before the break? Yikes.

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