(00:00-14:27) On today’s Afternoon Show, the word of the day is “dichotomy”. Free agency rumors are swirling as free agency officially opens up at 6pm tonight. As important as free agency is for the Sixers, something big needed to happen first and it did. James Harden opted out of his player option. He is expected to sign a short term deal with the Sixers that will free up some cap space. This will give the team more flexibility to get the pieces needed to make a championship push. Tyrone also talks about the offensive struggles of the Phillies. It’s starting to look like Bryce Harpers absence is affecting them. If some players don’t start to step up they could see themselves falling into a deeper hole. Tom is hanging out with Tyrone today and Jen will be back next week after her bought with COVID. Tom and Tyrone give their thoughts on the Sixers, James Harden and free agency.
(14:37-27:04) Tom introduces today’s Twitter poll. Does James Harden signing a team friendly deal to help the Sixers add more pieces to this roster change your opinion on him? Your options are Yes-Justs Wants to Win, No-Still Angry with Him and Opinion Hasn’t Changed. The early leader is Yes-Just Wants to Win. Tyrone is perplexed about those that are still angry with him. Tyrone and Tom talk about favorite types of wings and also talk about the Miles Bridges felony domestic violence report. News also broke that Kevin Durant requested out of Brooklyn. Things are getting interesting.
(27:14-40:08) Sixers beat reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Keith Pompey joins the show to talk about the reason Harden opted out to save the Sixers money, how they can regret trading Thybulle if it happens, and what it would take to get Durant to the 76ers.