Strap In! Draft Season and Morey Season At Once
The Opening Tip
Hello and Happy Thursday, it's the Corner Three!
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6 days to draft day
Let's get it on!
This Week In The Pod
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THE DRAFT IS THIS WEEK! Spike and Mike had Sam Vecenie from The Athletic on a new pod to preview the draft overall, the Sixers at #21, LaMelo Ball and more. They also talked about the TTP in the new uniforms.
Jrue part two? Spike and Mike discuss Jrue Holiday trade rumors, how Daryl Morey sees his roster right now, and welcome our very good friend, Mutlu aka Tommy From Down The Shore to introduce a cool ass Ricky spinoff pod.
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Oh Yeah,The Sixers
Morey Mayhem on the Horizon
This week the NBA owners & players came to agreement on a December 22 start to the 2020-2021 season and a Dec 1 training camp kickoff. A mere 3 months after some teams finished their seasons in the Orlando bubble. I didn't doubt that the owners and noted slime bucket Adam (Dave) Silver would do their best to save as much revenue as they could and also avoid potential tv conflict with the summer olympics. I also don't blame any players who voted yes either, guys are doing what they can to keep dollars in their pockets.
That said, hold onto your asses because this is going to be the most chaotic, compressed offseason in league history. November 16 opening of the transaction window, November 18 draft, and free agency commencement shortly after.
Kick the tires, light the fires, it's Morey Mayhem
So there may not be any smoke, HOWEVER, Shams dropped a tiny tidbit yesterday afternoon that word to the grapevine is James Harden and Russell Westbrook are both having serious doubts about the direction of the Rockets, and as little as five hours later comes another report that Westbrook absolutely wants out, followed up with a sidebar that Harden is telling folks that he's committed to the Rockets and ready to start the season. Sounds good, but smart money tells me that if shit starts to sink fast, Harden will be committed to the Rockets like I'm committed to my diet (I'm not, at all).
On the Draft!
Six days away!!! At this point I know as much as I knew 3 months ago, which is nothing. I'm going to be on the edge of my seat sipping my Stateside and cranberry, ready to crown Daryl Morey king of all he surveys. My honest prediction is there will be alot of movement. This isn't exactly a powerhouse draft at the top so there's really not much disparity between 3 and say, 13 so I think we should lookout for teams to try to trade down for value or trade up for a guy they have their radar on. On a Sixers scale, I wouldn't be shocked at all to hear that the 21st pick is in play if Morey and co want a proven player or are packaging it to come off a Tobias Harris or Al Horford contract. Going to be a wild one kids!
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The Rest From The Best
There's a reason that we don't let Spike write that much. I mean he's telling people how to watch TV.
You like to live in a bizarro world and enjoy all things funny, right? You're a Sixers fan so of course you do. On this week's binge-watching with the Ricky, Mike O'Connor gives you the run down on the next show you won't stop watching, Nathan for You. Brought to you by our official pet food, By Nature Slow Cooked with Superfusion Pet Food (use code RTRS20 at Chewy).
A double bonus this week! Abbie (Happy belated birthday!!!) blessed us with a review of Justified, the only show worth giving a shit about, in her words. Andrew Unterberger, the sly dog, followed that up with a sizzling take about Ozark vs Breaking Bad. Brought to you by Kinetic Skateboarding.
Daryl Morey and his new front office have their work cut out for them, to say the least, so to help cut through the bullshit and get right to the important matters, Sixers Adam made a fool-proof checklist to help lead the way. Brought to you by Adam Ksebe, the Process Realtor.
Peace, Love and Process
Be good to yourself, Be good to others, wear a mask and don't skip leg day.