Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Ryan Hollins: “It’s incredibly hard. For me, I pride myself on giving the player’s perspective when we’re discussing a story. But I am going to tell the truth and honestly critique guys. Here’s a recent example: I made a very true statement about Ben Simmons, saying that he’s not going to succeed in the playoffs until he develops a jump shot. He’s nice during the regular season, but that’s not going to work in the postseason. The clip went absolutely viral and everyone took it like I was dogging Ben Simmons. Nobody paid attention to the part where I said he’s the NBA’s next big star or where I said that he’s going to be an All-Star for years to come. Nobody paid attention to those positive parts; they only focused on [the negativity]. Well, I saw Ben Simmons at the NBA Awards and it was very awkward. But those are the statements I’m going to stick behind. If someone has a problem with it, they have a problem with it. It is a tough thing because you’re inevitably going to run into these guys. But like I said, I’m quick to share the player’s side or tell a story from my career so people get the player’s perspective when we’re discussing a topic. It’s not like I’m always negative.”
Kyle Neubeck: Brett Brown just said the Sixers are going to be without Mike Muscala and Wilson Chandler “for a while” while discussing what they want to accomplish tonight, which does not seem great
The 76ers expect to see how the season plays out before deciding whether to retain reserve point guard T.J. McConnell, a league source says. The Woj Pod mentioned that the Sixers had some “conversations” about signing McConnell to an extension. The podcast did not suggest that those talks have been serious.