Open Floor Podcast: Embiid excitement, Simmons depression and NBA preseason

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Sixers' Ben Simmons has fracture in right foot
Thursday October 6th, 2016

In this week's episode of Open Floor, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver get the band back together. With the NBA season approaching, there is no shortage of topics to discuss.

They start with the Sixers, who are suddenly at the center of the basketball universe. There are always big questions surrounding Philadelphia, but recent events have turned that up a notch. Questions asked include: How excited should we be about Joel Embiid's return, and how depressed should fans be about Ben Simmons' injury? And where do they trade Jahlil Okafor?

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Plus, focusing in on yet another injury, the fellas take a look at the Pistons in the wake of the Reggie Jackson news. They also touch on the Cavs and the latest standoff between Rich Paul and Dan Gilbert, and make some snap judgments after a week of preseason basketball.

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