Bill Simmons is joined by The Ringer’s Chris Ryan to discuss the Sixers' injury situation regarding top pick Markelle Fultz (7:00) and the ways in which the Philly front office is letting its young core down early this season (22:00). Then, Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri joins (34:40) to give his thoughts on the importance of the NBA draft process and the growth of basketball internationally.
Raptors President Masai Ujiri on NBA Growth, Draft Tricks, and Making the Carmelo Trade
Bill and Chris discuss the Markelle Fultz’s shoulder saga, the Sixers’s front office turmoil, and get the insider’s look from the Raptors president
Dr. Stacy Smith joins the show to talk about women in Hollywood
Topps Spot With MLB Players, Hobby Analytics, and How Winning a Championship Affects Prices With Tom Ferrara
Mike and Jesse recap their experience at the Topps Spot event in Scottsdale, Arizona
Plus, some leftover thoughts about the draft, and reflections on what an incredible run Boston sports have had since 2000
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