Sixers Beat #114 – Ben Simmons cleared, Joel Embiid not

Updated: Saturday, August 26, 2017 08:12 AM

Ben Simmons has been cleared to play 5-on-5 basketball, but Joel Embiid has not. I sat down with Rich Hofmann and Mike O’Connor of the newly-announced The Athletic Philadelphia discuss that, while also getting into the Kyrie Irving trade and Marvin Bagley’s reclassification.


– Start: Joel Embiid not cleared.

– 16:52: Kyrie Irving trade and how that impacts the Sixers.

– 33:00 – Marvin Bagley and the top of the 2018 draft



Derek Bodner

Derek Bodner is a credentialed reporter covering the Philadelphia 76ers independently for He is also a college basketball scout for, and an NBA contributor for The Ringer. Contact Information: / @DerekBodnerNBA

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