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Derek Bodner

Derek Bodner is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area who began covering the 76ers for LibertyBallers in 2010, and will be covering the Sixers on-air with 97.3 ESPN. Besides covering the 76ers, Derek also covers the NBA Draft for DraftExpress.com.
Sixers GM Sam Hinkie
Team president Sam Hinkie is piling assets for the draft. (Getty Images)
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What the Sixers Trade Means for the Team Moving Forward

Last night the 76ers announced they had traded Jason Thompson to the Golden State Warriors for Gerald Wallace and a draft consideration.

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Brett Brown, Sixers head coach
The Sixers are “very likely” to sign coach Brett Brown to an extension. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Taking a Look at How Luck Enters the Sixers Plan

Wednesday’s trade — which saw the Sixers acquire Nik Stauskas, a 2018 1st round pick, and the right to swap first round picks with the Kings in each of the next two upcoming drafts — has the chance to be nothing...

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Joel Embiid
According to Sixers coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid (foot) is on track to play in preseason games. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Sixers Mailbag: Porzingis a Possibility at No. 3, Can Embiid and Noel Work Together and More…

Welcome to Derek Bodner’s Sixers Mailbag. You can check out his previous installments of the mailbag.

Each week Derek will answer reader questions and tweets and will appear on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill to answer your questions...

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Ohio State v VCU
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Things to Like About D’Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay and Mario Hezonja

Following up on yesterday’s column, which centered on some of the concerns I have when looking at D’Angelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Mario Hezonja as prospects, we can now take a look at what intrigues me about each...

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Could Emmanuel Mudiay be the pick for the Sixers at No. 3?  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Could Emmanuel Mudiay be the pick for the Sixers at No. 3? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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What Concerns Should you Have About the Top Guards in the NBA Draft

Continuing with my series of likes and dislikes, we now take a look at some of the perimeter players that are likely to be available for the Sixers at the 3rd pick. Namely, the two point guards, D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay, and Mario Hezonja. 

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(Photo: Andy Lyons, Getty Images Sport)
(Photo: Andy Lyons, Getty Images Sport)
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Things to Like About the Big Men in the NBA Draft

Yesterday I listed out some of the concerns I have with Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Kristaps Porzingis as prospects.

After reading that article you could come away with the wrong impression that I dislike all of those prospects, which is just not true...

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