Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer for the last 12 years brings you a daily look into your Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA with Locked on Sixers part of the Locked On Podcast Network #sixers #76ers #nba
Locked on Sixers (10-15-18): Sixers coach Brett...
Locked on Sixers (9-26-18): A lot of Sixer thou...
Locked on Sixers (9-25-2018): Joel Embiid needs...
Locked on Sixers (9-20-18): No need to go after...
Locked on Sixers (9-19-2018): Sixers should hav...
Locked on Sixers (9-18-2018): Talking Sixers GM...
Locked on Sixers (9-17-2018): Still a lot of qu...
Locked on Sixers (8-10-18) Summer Happenings
Locked on Sixers (6-28-18) Not getting LeBron J...
Locked on Sixers (5-31-2018) Colangelo saga has...
Locked on Sixers (5-30-18) Can Bryan Colangelo ...
Locked on Sixers (5-10-18) Missed opportunities...
Locked on Sixers (5-8-2018) Talking T.J. McConnell
Locked on Sixers (5-1-18) Rusty Sixers need to ...
Locked on Sixers (4-27-18) It's about to get real
Locked on Sixers (4-25-18) Sixers show maturit...
Locked on Sixers (4-24-18) Joel Embiid on roste...
Locked on Sixers (4-20-18) Joel Embiid looks, p...
Locked on Sixers (4-18-18) Sixers right for bei...
Locked on Sixers (4-17-18) Sixers die by the three
Locked on Sixers (4-16-18) Impressive playoff d...
Locked on Sixers (4-13-18): Sixers vs. Miami H...
Locked on Sixers (4-11-18) Rookie-of-year debat...
Locked on Sixers (4-9-18) Who envisioned a 50-w...
Locked on Sixers (4-2-18) Dissecting Sunday's v...
Locked on Sixers (3-27-18) Dissecting Markelle...
Locked on Sixers (3-20-18) Ben Simmons' ninth t...
Locked On Sixers (3-19-18) Talking Markelle Ful...
Locked on Sixers (3-17-18) Sixers' wins too clo...
Locked On Sixers (3-16-18) Strong fourth-quarte...
3-14-18 (Locked On Sixers) Let's face it, Sixer...
3-13-18 (Locked on Sixers) Here come the Pacers
3-12-18 (Locked on Sixers) Joel Embiid dominate...
3-9-18 (Locked On Sixers) Sixers just can't get...
3-7-18 (Locked on Sixers) Dissecting rare road ...
3-5-18 (Locked On Sixers) Sixers blow another g...
2-28-18 (Locked on Sixers) Lack of lockdown per...
Talking Ersan Ilyasova, candidates to waive and...
2-23-18 (Locked On Sixers) - Mixed feelings wit...
Locked On Sixers (2-13-2018) Don't believe cha...
Locked on Sixers (2-1-18) - This can't keep hap...
Locked on Sixers (1-31-2018) Can't wait til it'...
Locked on Sixers (1-30-18) - What's the truth a...
Locked on Sixers (1-29-18): Talking travel and ...
Locked on Sixers (1-25-2018) Ben Simmons key to...
Locked on Sixers (1-23-18) - Not feeding Timoth...
Locked on Sixers (1-17-18) - Sixers' injures ar...
Locked on Sixers (1-16-18) Dissecting Sixers' f...
1-10-18 (Locked On Sixers) - Advancing NBA Lon...
Locked on Sixers (1-9-18) -- Sixers begin Londo...
12-29-17 (Locked On Sixers) - Dissecting Sixers...
12-28-17 (Locked On Sixers) - Markelle Fultz ne...
12-19-17 (Locked on Sixers) - Are Sixers as goo...
Locked on Sixers (12-12-17) - Is Sixers nationa...
12-11-17 (Locked on Sixers) - Sixers' transpare...
Locked on Sixers (12-9-17) - Sitting Joel Embii...
Locked on Sixers (12-8-17) Talking Jahlil Okafo...
Locked on Sixers (11-30-17) -- We haven't seen...
Locked on Sixers (11-28-17): Great learning exp...
Locked on Sixers (11-27-17) -- LeBron James, Cl...
LOCKED ON SIXERS - Nov 9th - Why Kings are big ...
Lack of transparency remains a mainstay with Si...
The Sixers could have avoided all of the Markelle Fultz shoulder commotion by being more transparent.
Dissecting Sixers’ victory over Pistons (Locke...
Keith Pompey talks about Joel Embiid’s domination in the Sixers victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Intriguing matchup between Joel Embiid, Andre D...
Keith Pompey talks about Sixers center Joel Embiid and his upcoming matchup against the Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond.
Looking ahead to this weekend’s games (LOCKED O...
Keith Pompey talks about the #Sixers’ upcoming matchup against the #BostonCeltics and #TorontoRaptors. He also gives a little insight of what it’s like to travel on a road trip.
Dissecting the Sixers’ opener (LOCKED ON SIXERS...
Keith Pompey and Mike Sielski talk about the good and bad things that occurred in the 76ers’ season-opening loss to the Washington Wizards.
Minutes retriction for Joel Embiid is right cal...
Keith Pompey says bringing Joel Embiid along slowly will only prevent injuries. Pompey points out the #76ers center is not in game shape.
Sixers’ need to give TJ McConnell quality minut...
Keith Pompey says TJ McConnell will need to have a prominent role in the point guard rotation if the #Sixers expect to reach the playoffs.
Sixers’ Joel Embiid on the money (Locked on Si...
Keith Pompey dissects #76ers center Joel Embiid’s performance in Wednesday night’s game against the #BrooklynNets. On this night, Pompey says the big fella more than lived up to his contract extension.
We’ll learn a lot about Sixers vs. Brooklyn Net...
Keith Pompey says we’ll get a chance to finally see if the Sixers are worthy of the offseason hype with the expected return of Joel Embiid Wednesday vs. the Brooklyn Nets.
Talk about a whacky day for Sixers (LOCKEDONSIX...
Keith Pompey discusses Joel Embiid’s $148 million extension and the #Sixers’ horrible performance against the
Sixers’ injury bug strikes, again (LOCKED ON SI...
Keith Pompey talks about reserve center Richaun Holmes becoming the latest in a long list of players that became injured as Sixers since the start of 2013-14 season.
Sixers need to show more ball movement (LOCKED ...
Keith Pompey says the Sixers need to have more ball movement in Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics. He also talks about Joel Embiid’s performance at Thursday’s practice.
Talking Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz and Sixers ...
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci dissect the Sixers’ 110-89 preseason-opening loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Sixers still must find a way to prevent injurie...
The #76ers can’t seem to snap the injury bug. Amir Johnson is the latest Sixer to join the injured list. The team made changes to its medical staff last month. However, Keith Pompey says it won’t matter who’s in charge unless the Sixers are cautious.
Jahlil Okafor looks great (LOCKED ON SIXERS) — ...
76ers beat writer Keith Pompey says Sixers center Jahlil Okafor has been impressive during the team’s 5-on-5 scrimmages. So much so that the 6-foot-11, 258-pounder could be a solid situational backup for the Sixers opt not to trade him.
In front of a packed crowd, the #Sixers show why there’s a buzz around them the city hasn’t seen in years. Keith Pompey talks about that and more in today’s podcast.
Talking Markelle Fultz (Locked On Sixers) - Se...
Sixers beat writer and columnist Mike Sielski discuss the things first-overall pick Markelle Fultz will have to this season.
Introducing NBA Sarah (LockedOnSixers) Sept. 28
Keith Pompey and co-worker Sarah Todd chat about the Sixers and compare their rebuilding process to the Golden State Warriors. Todd covered the Warriors for three seasons before joining The Philadelphia Inquirer staff in 2015.
Brett Brown’s talking about playoffs (LOCKED ON...
Keith Pompey and Devon Givens dissect 76ers coach Brett Brown’s comments about making the playoffs, a possible role for Kris Humphries and the Sixers culture change.
Redick, Bayless have every right to express the...
The Sixers joined the ranks of athletes voicing their displeasure with Donald Trump.
Sixers fans need to realistic amid excitement (...
This is why Saric should come off bench (LOCKE...
Elton Brand is a huge addition to Sixers front ...
James Michael McAdoo was a two-way contract steal for the #Sixers.
Sixers could have a rough October (LOCKED ON SI...
Four of the first five games are against playoff teams led by elite point guards in John Wall (Washington Wizards), Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) and Chris Paul (Houston Rockets).
Bracing for the preseason (LOCKED ON SIXERS) - ...
Sixers don't need Kyrie Irving (LOCKED ON SIXER...
The #Sixers would be better off long term letting Markelle Fultz develop instead of trading him to the #ClevelandCavaliers for Irving.
Wishing the 2017-18 season started yesterday (L...
This is the time to take a break from the #76ers and the #NBA. But reporter Keith Pompey can't keep his mind off the upcoming Sixers' season. Here's why:
Sixers need to start Simmons, Fultz and Redick ...
Reporter Keith Pompey says the starting Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz and J.J. Redick together is the best way to go.
Breaking down Sixers' summer league (LOCKED ON ...
Keith Pompey talks about Sixers summer leaguers Markelle Fultz, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Jonah Bolden and Furkan Korkmaz.
Markelle Fultz will be fine (LOCKED ON SIXERS) ...
Reporter Keith Pompey says Markelle Fultz's ankle sprain could have been worse . A source said that he's ok. Another source said that he's not expected to play again in the NBA Summer League.
Korkmaz detractors need to settle down (LOCKED ...
Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey says it's too early to judge rookie swingman Furkan Korkmaz.
Talking Furkan Korkmaz and TJ McConnell (LOCKED...
Reporter Keith Pompey talks about the expectations for Furkan Korkmaz and TJ McConnell's role moving forward.
Breaking down Markelle Futlz's pro debut (LOCKE...
Keith Pompey and A. Sherrod Blakely, the #BostonCeltics reporter for Comcast SportsNet New England, dissect Markelle Fultz's first game in the #UtahJazzSummerLeague. They also talk about the #Sixers' trade with the Celtics and what former Boston power ...
There's a buzz around Sixers (Locked On Sixers)
This is by far the most excitement surrounding the Sixers since the start of the 2013-14 season.
NBA rookie-of-the-year results not surprising
Reporter Keith Pompey said it's not surprising that Dario Saric and Joel Embiid split votes, leading to Milwaukee Bucks Malcolm Brogdon winning NBA rookie of the year.
Are Sixers' discussions premature? (LOCKED ON S...
Philly.com reporter Keith Pompey and 97.5 radio host Devon Givens debate over the #76ers chances to make the playoffs. They also talk about Thursday's draft and about the need to pursue J.J. Redick in the upcoming free agency period.
Markelle Fultz fits what Sixers need
Reporter Keith Pompey and columnist Mike Sielski dissect the76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo's press conference about Monday's trade with the Boston Celtics.
Hinkie, Colangelo both deserve credit for Bosto...
Sam Hinkie and Bryan Colangelo both desire credit for the trade to get the first pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Hinkie acquired the assets and Colangelo was aggressive enough to use them to be in position to acquire Washington point guard Markelle Fultz.
Sixers' man of the hour: Malik Monk (LOCKED ON ...
Reporters Keith Pompey and Bob Cooney dissect former #Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk's workout with the #Sixers on Thursday. They also talk about his chances to get drafted by the team and how he projects in the #NBA before discussing his former #U...
Talking Dillon Brooks and Josh Hart (LOCKED ON ...
Reporters Keith Pompey and Bob Cooney dissect the 76ers' predraft workout featuring Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Villanova's Josh Hart on Thursday morning.
Sixers' predraft workouts about to get exciting...
Keith Pompey talks about the Sixers' upcoming workouts with Malik Monk and De'Aaron Fox. The reporter also talks about the report about Josh Jackson receiving a draft guarantee from an unnamed team and predraft workouts as a whole.
Furkan Korkmaz can provide the shooting the #Sixers need to mesh with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. As a result, that will enable them to go after other needs in the June 22 #NBADraft.
Beware of the misinformation (LOCKED ON SIXERS)...
Keith Pompey says watch out for all the trade rumors leading up to the June 22 NBA draft. However, he still thinks that Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum are the team's best options for the third pick.
Don't count out Jayson Tatum as a Sixer (LOCKE...
#Kentucky PG De'Aaron Fox and #Kansas SF Josh Jackson are mentioned the most when it comes to options for the Sixers' third pick in the June 22 #NBADraft. But don't sleep on #Duke SF Jayson Tatum.
Should the Sixers trade the third pick? (LOCKED...
Keith Pompey ponders what the Sixers could get in a trade for the third pick.
Why not draft Malik Monk? (LOCKED ON SIXERS) - ...
Reporter Keith Pompey tells why former #Kentucky SG Malik Monk would be a great fit for the #76ers. #BBN
Sixers would be foolish to trade Dario Saric (L...
Keith Pompey dissects why trading Dario Saric for #NewYorkKnicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis would not be a good move.
Who should the Sixers draft? (LOCKED ON SIXERS)...
Outside of Markelle Fultz, there are question marks with the top NBA draft prospects.
A look at Sixers' free-agent options (LOCKED ON...
Keith Pompey dissects the players the Sixers should go after in free agency and mentions the ones they have no shot at luring to Philly.
What's next for the Sixers? -- May 17
Bob Cooney and Keith Pompey talk about the 76ers' possible scenarios after getting the third-overall pick in the NBA draft lottery.
NBA draft combine report (LOCKED ON SIXERS) - M...
Keith Pompey talks about news surrounding the #Sixers at the #NBADraftCombine and the team's roster situation.
Sixers' NBA Draft Combine report (LOCKED ON SIX...
Interviewing projected first-overall pick Markelle Futz was arguably the Sixers' highlight of Wednesday's portion of the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.
Why not sign Kyle Lowry? (Locked On Sixers) - M...
Pursuing Kyle Lowry in free agency is the smart thing to do. It's time for the #Sixers to take their aspirations for greatness off layaway and spend money on someone that will take them to the next level. #NBA #TorontoRaptors
Why not sign Kyle Lowry? (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- ...
It's time to take the #Sixers' aspirations to contend off layaway and go after free-agent point guard Kyle Lowry no matter what the cost. He'll get the team to the next level and teach it how to win. That will be money well spent.
Stop comparing Isaiah Thomas to Allen Iverson (...
Keith Pompey says it's unfair to compare Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas to Hall of Famer and former 76ers guard Allen Iverson at this stage of his career.
Sixers need much more than lottery picks (LOCKE...
Keith Pompey says the 76ers will need to acquire A list free agents or acquire A listers in trades to become a contender. Relying solely on the draft only ensures that they'll have young talent. They won't get over the hump until they acquire top playe...
Furkan Korkmaz should remain in Europe next sea...
Keith Pompey says another season in Turkey is the best bet for 76ers draft pick Furkan Korkmaz. The 19-year-old shooting guard could use it to add bulk to his 6-foot-8, 198-pound frame. He could also work on becoming a well-rounded player. The Sixers s...
No need for Ben Simmons to play summer league (...
Keith Pompey tells why Ben Simmons might be better off not playing in summer league. He also discusses the Sixers lottery chances and their best fits in the NBA draft.
Finish line near for Sixers (LOCKED ON SIXERS) ...
Corey Sharp, Devon Givens and Keith Pompey talk about Dario Saric's injury, dissects the #76ers' loss to the #ChicagoBulls and look ahead the Saturday's game against the #MilwaukeeBucks and the Sixers' lottery chances.
Sixers' loss borders on humiliation
Keith Pompey dissects the #Sixers' 141-118 setback on Tuesday to the last-place #BrooklynNets. It was one of their five worst losses since the start of the 2013-14. So that's saying a lot.
Sixers fans need to root for Orlando Magic (LO...
Bob Cooney and Keith Pompey talk about the Sixers' lottery chances, dissect draft prospects and squash the Dario Saric for Aaron Gordon trade.
Alex Poythress shines in Sixers' debut (LOCKED ...
Keith Pompey dissects the play of newcomer Alex Poythress and the #Sixers in Sunday's 113-105 loss to the #TorontoRaptors. #BBN #Kentucy #NBA
Sixers literally limping to finishing line (LOC...
Keith Pompey discusses Robert Covington's and Jahlil Okafor's season-ending injuries and dissects the #Sixers' blowout loss to the ##ClevelandCavaliers on Friday.
Sixers' win bigger than it seems (Locked On Six...
Keith Pompey dissects Tuesday's victory over the #BrooklynNets at the Barclays Center. #Sixers
Should Sixers win or lose? (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -...
The #Sixers have the league's fifth-worst record with nine games remaining. A string of victories would lesson their chance of securing a top lottery pick. But it would lift their morale. So should they win or lose? Keith Pompey chimes in.
Pacers' game went as expected (LOCKED ON SIXERS...
Keith Pompey dissects Sunday's loss to the Indiana Pacers and talks about Sergio Rodriguez's elevated play.
Too much Westbrook (LOCKED ON SIXERS) - March 23
Fred Katz and Keith Pompey dissect the Oklahoma City Thunders' victory over the 76ers in a crossover podcast.
Sixers doomed by lack of free-throw attempts (L...
Keith Pompey dissects the Sixers' loss to the Orlando Magic. Orlando won the game at the foul line.
Sixers showing more than hustle (LOCKED ON SIXE...
Devon Givens and Keith Pompey dissect the 76ers victory over the Boston Celtics and preview Monday's game against the Orlando Magic.
Nerlens Noel and medical questions (LOCKED ON ...
Mike Sielski and Keith Pompey talk about the #Sixers medical problems and Dallas #Mavericks center Nerlens Noel's return to Philly to face his former team.
Sixers really let one slip away (LOCKED ON SIXE...
Keith Pompey dissects the Sixers' loss to the Golden State Warriors and what does it mean. He also talks about his encounter with former Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie.
Sixers should hold heads up high (LOCKED ON SIX...
Keith Pompey dissects the Sixers' 114-108 setback to Portland Trail Blazers.
Shutting Jahlili Okafor down could help and har...
Deciding to have surgery and/or sitting out the final 19 games would help Jahlil Okafor long term. However, it would destroy his already dwindling trade value for this summer.
Bucks' loss feels like old times (LOCKED ON SIX...
Tom Moore and Keith Pompey dissect Monday's 112-98 setback to the #MilwaukeeBucks, Jahlil Okafor's right-knee soreness and how losing more games will help them secure a top draft pick.
Justin Anderson more than a trade throw-in (LOC...
Devon Given and Keith Pompey dissect Justin Anderson as a player and his performance against the New York Knicks. They also advance Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons.
Can Saric be NBA's top rookie? (LOCKED ON SIXE...
Joel Embiid was going to be the rookie of the year. But some voters may say that he hasn't played enough.
Could latest setback end Joel Embiid's season? ...
With 24 games left, Joel Embiid's season is probably over due to continued left knee swelling and soreness associated with his bone bruise/slightly torn meniscus.
Are Sixers back to ground zero?
Marc Narducci, Tom Moore and Keith Pompey talk about Ben Simmons missing the entire season, the lack of depth due to the trades and the number questions about the future. We even ponder if the Sixers are back to ground zero.
Nerlens Noel trade reaction (LOCKED ON SIXERS)
Mike Sielski and Keith Pompey dissect the Sixers trading Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a protected first-round pick.
Dealing Ilyasova will ensure many losses (LOCKE...
Keith Pompey talks about Thursday's NBA trade deadline and dissects Ersan Ilyasova's trade to the #AtlantaHawks.
What's going on with the Sixers? (LOCKED ON SIX...
The handling of the JahlilOkafor trade talks is not a good look for #Sixers. #NBA
Is Okafor's knee slowing up a trade? (LOCKED ON...
General managers of potential 76ers' trade partners might want to give Jahlil Okafor (sore knee) a physical before making a trade for him. The Sixers should agree to the secret physical before any trade. Here's why: They would take a negative hit by tr...
Where's Okafor? Where will he end up? (LOCKED O...
There was another possible indicator on Sunday afternoon that a trade involving Jahlil Okafor is imminent. There's speculation that he's heading to his hometown Chicago Bulls. We will just have to see, but listen to Keith Pompey to Keith Pompey opinion.
Talk about a whacky Saturday for Sixers (LOCKED...
Joel Embiid's dance moves, his torn meniscus, Jahlil Okafor being pulled out of the rotation due to trade talks and the #Sixers' victory over the #Heat were all hot topics on Saturday. Devon Givens and Keith Pompey dissect what happened.
Sixers get a much-needed victory (LOCKED ON SIX...
The #Sixers won't get team of the year consideration by beating the
#OrlandoMagic. However, it was a good pick-me-up for a squad in desperate need of a win.
No need to rush a trade (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- ...
Keith Pompey and Bob Cooney don't believe the 76ers have to make a trade at this time just for the sake of making one. The team needs to make sure it receives something of value.
Does the Okafor to New Orleans Pelicans deal ma...
Keith Pompey dissects the trade talks between the #Sixers and #NewOrleansPelicans.
Sixers could have hands full with Mavs (LOCKED ...
Keith Pompey tells you why the #DallasMavericks will provide stiff competition for the #Sixers.
Did the Sixers rush Joel Embiid back too soon? ...
#76ers center Joel Embiid is sidelined with a bone bruise in his left knee. The team should have rested him in Friday's setback to the #HoustonRockets. One has to wonder if his playing in that game is the reason why his knee is still bothering him. Bu...
Sunday was why Sixers fans must remain patient ...
The #Sixers looked like the young and inexperienced players they are in Sunday's lopsided loss to the #ChicagoBulls. This came hours after news broke that the #ClevelandCavaliers had approached the Sixers about trading for TJ McConnell. That would ha...
Harden's heroics doom Sixers (LOCKED ON SIXERS)...
#HoustonRockets point guard James Harden torched #Sixers for 51 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. Keith Pompey and Devon Givens dissect his performance and preview Sunday's game at #ChicagoBulls
Embiid's NBA All-Star snub makes no sense (LOCK...
#Sixers rookie Joel Embiid proved that he's one of the league's elite players. But the Eastern Conference coaches left the center off their all-star team to make room for four points guards. Another point guard, Kylie Irving, was named an all-star sta...
Holmes deserves NBA minutes - not DLeague ones ...
#Sixers reserve center #RichaunHolmes is too good to keep going down to the NBA Development League. He needs to play especially when #JoelEmbiid is sidelined. And #NerlensNoel showed that he's a solid starting replacement for Embiid when the standout ...
Noel and Okafor on display as Embiid rests (LOC...
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci talk dissect the #Sixers sidelining Joel Embiid and the trade values of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.
Sixers have been horrible without Embiid (LOCKE...
The #Sixers play with a swagger and are capable of upsetting any Eastern Conference foe when #JoelEmbiid plays. Without him, they appear to be in their fourth season of tanking.
Embiid spearheads win over conference heavyweig...
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci dissect Wednesday's 94-89 victory over the #TorontoRaptors and preview Friday's matchup against the #PortlandTrailBlazers
Break up the Sixers (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- Jan. 17
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci talk about the Sixers' turnaround, preview Wednesday's game vs. the #TorontoRaptors and discuss whether Kyle Lowry is a good fit for the
Sixers nab another win. Are they for real? (LOC...
Keith Pompey and Devon Givens dissect Friday's victory over the #CharlotteHornets, tell why the Sixers should overpay to keep #NerlensNoel and preview Saturday's matchup with the #WashingtonWizards.
Time to give TJ McConnell the respect he deserv...
The #Sixers point guard keeps proving that he belongs in the NBA and deserves to get minutes. He's also a winner.
Okafor shows maturity amid tough time (LOCKED O...
Keith Pompey and Bob Cooney talk about how Jahlil Okafor is dealing with being benched, Joel Embiid's NBA AllStar Game chances and Wednesday's game with the New York Knicks.
Playoffs? Is Joel Embiid actually talking about...
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci go back and forth over Joel Embiid's comments about making the playoffs. They also talk about Jahlil Okafor and upcoming games with the New York Knicks and the Charlotte Hornets.
#Sixers midseason report
Sixers need to go hard after Jimmy Butler (LOCK...
The Chicago Bulls are reportedly shopping Jimmy Butler, who would fit in well with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. He would be the missing veteran piece needed to transform the Sixers.
Now you find people that can stick (LOCKED ON S...
Keith Pompey and Mike Sielski discuss Hollis Thompson being released by the Sixers, Richaun Holmes' stint in the DLeague and what's best for Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.
Embiid was a man of his word (LOCKED ON SIXERS)...
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci dissect Tuesday's "payback" victory over the #MinnesotaTimberwolves. They also discuss whether or not TJ McConnell and Robert Covington are long-term options for the #Sixers.
Sixers can only hope it's payback time (LOCKED ...
The #Sixers were embarrassed 110-86 to the #MinnesotaTimberwolves back in November. That came to a youthful and struggling Timberwolves squad. Tuesday night's rematch will be a true barometer of the Sixers' competitiveness.
Bound for Denver - at some point (LOCKED ON SIX...
Keith Pompey takes you behind the scenes of the life of a beat writer on the road. He also dissects Thursday night's fourth-quarter collapse by the #Sixers against the #UtahJazz and advances Friday's game in #Denver against the #Nuggets.
Bound for Denver - at some point (LOCKED ON SIX...
Keith Pompey takes you inside the life on a beat writer while dissecting Thursday night's fourth-quarter meltdown by the #Sixers and advancing Friday's game in #Denver against the #Nuggets.
Embiid gets it (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- Dec. 29
#Sixers rookie center Joel Embiid fears no one. He's also not afraid to speak his mind. Keith Pompey says those traits will make him a fan favorite in Philly for years to come.
Talking Nerlens Noel (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- Dec. 28
76ers reserve center Nerlens Noel has no more complaints as he awaits playing time. But his complaints might have been short lived as his minutes are about to increased in the coming days.
Time for Sixers to punt twin towers (LOCKED ON ...
Keith Pompey tells you why the #Sixers starting lineup featuring centers Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor is a waste of time and won't be successful.
Trading bigs harder than folks think (LOCKED ON...
Keith Pompey tells why the #Sixers will have a tough time getting anything of equal value for Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. He also talks about tonight's game in Sacramento.
It was Show Noel Some Love Night (Locked On Six...
Keith Pompey and Tom Moore discuss the standing ovation Nerlens Noel received, his getting an opportunity to play and the Sixers' defensive woes in Tuesday's 108-93 setback to the New Orleans Pelicans.
How can Sixers heal the wounds with Noel? (LOCK...
Keith Pompey and Bob Cooney talk about what's next in the Nerlens Noel and Sixers situation.
Noel's being benched steals headlines (LOCKED ...
On a night when Joel Embiid scored a career-high 33 points, all the talk was about Nerlens Noel being dropped from the rotation for the foreseeable future. Keith Pompey and Devon Givens discuss what happened.
It was a little more than a simple loss to the ...
Nerlens Noel experiences displeasure in playing 8 minutes in a loss to the Lakers. The team's other two starting caliber centers, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor, looked out of sync while paired together. Allen Iverson was honored and Sevyn Streeter spea...
Sixers big lineup comes up small (LOCKED ON SIX...
Keith Pompey and Tom Moore dissect the performances of center Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor in the Sixers' towering starting lineup Wednesday night. And like Embiid, Moore and Pompey tell you why they didn't trust the process on this particular night.
Is Ilyasova the best trade acquisition of Brown...
Keith Pompey and Bob Cooney agree that versatile players Ersan Ilyasova and Dario Sario could be key to the Sixers' success in the future.
Things are about get real for Brett Brown (LOCK...
Finally with a full allotment of centers, Keith Pompey and Mike Sielski say #Sixers coach Brett Brown with have the tough task of dividing up minutes for his top three post players #JoelEmbiid, #JahlilOkafor and #NerlensNoel. Can Brown keep all three p...
Break up the Sixers (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- Dec. 12
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci talk about the #Sixers' road winning streak, T.J. McConnell's electrifying night, Nerlens Noel's debut and more.
No time for moral victories (LOCKED ON SIXERS) ...
Keith Pompey and Marc Narducci point out that late-game miscues are dooming the Sixers just as much as injuries.
Sixers turn in their worst performance (LOCKED ...
Undermanned or not, the Sixers were awful against the Denver Nuggets on Monday. It won't get any easier for them against the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night.
New season, same results from Sixers (LOCKED ON...
Keith Pompey and Devon Givens look ahead to Monday's contest with the Denver Nuggets and look back at Saturday's loss to the Boston Celtics. They also discuss how the Sixers continue to lose games the way they did last season.
Nerlens Noel hasnt changed his stance (LOCKED O...
Keith Pompey and special guest Marc Narducci talk about Nerlens Noel's point of view as well as Ben Simmons guarding point guards.
Sixers' version of Watergate aka 'Trust The Mop...
Keith Pompey and special guests Tom Moore and Terry Toohey discuss the Sixers vs. Sacramento Kings game being postponed, Joel Embiid's minutes being increased and the plan for Ben Simmons.
Will the Twin Towers work? (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -...
Host Keith Pompey and special guest Marc Narducci question whether using Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid as Twin Towers will work.
Sixers suffer their 22nd straight road loss (LO...
Keith Pompey dissects Tuesday's setback to the Toronto Raptors.
A look back at Cleveland and look ahead at Toro...
Host Keith Pompey and special guest Devon Givens dissect Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and preview Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors.
76ers beat writer Keith Pompey talks about how the Sixers were forced to 'Trust the Process' by sitting Joel Embiid when his presence might have led them to a major victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Joel Embiid deserve Eastern Conference All-Star...
Keith Pompey talks about how Joel Embiid is putting up numbers similar to Hall of Famers Shaquille O'Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson.
Sixers' true test comes Wednesday (LOCKED ON SI...
Keith Pompey talks about the Sixers' winning streaks, their upcoming game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Nerlens Noel and Jerryd Bayless.
Thursday night showed 'The Process' is way behi...
The Sixers have a long way to go before we can consider them in the same class as the equally youthful Minnesota Timberwolves.
Did the Sixers make the right move by saving Em...
Keith Pompey breaks down the head-to-head matchup between Joel Embiid and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns. He also say the Washington Wizards - not the Sixers - are the league's worst team.
Sixers lack effort in latest loss (LOCKED ON SI...
Monday's 115-88 loss to the Houston Rockets was one of worst performances effort-wise under coach Brett Brown.
Revisiting the Sixers' 2013 NBA draft (LOCKED O...
Keith Pompey gives his opinion about what turned out to be nothing more than an asset acquiring draft for the #Sixers. #NerlensNoel, #MichaelCarterWilliams #JahlilOkafor #JoelEmbiid, #ArsalanKazemi #DarioSaric
Allen Iverson was the right person, at the right time, to speak to the 0-7 Sixers.
Sixers sure know how to lose games (LOCKED ON S...
Keith Pompey talks about how the Sixers, once again, crumbled down the stretch in what was a very winnable game vs. the Indiana Pacers.
Is everything really ok with Embiid? (LOCKED ON...
The Sixers only create more skepticism with their lack of transparency in the Joel Embiid situation.
Joel Embiid experiences his first growing pains...
Keith Pompey and special guest Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times talk about Joel Embiid's struggles in Monday's setback to the Utah Jazz. They also question why Richaun Holmes is barely playing after being hyped up in the preseason and first ...
A look back and a look ahead (LOCKED ON SIXERS)...
Keith Pompey and special guest Devon Givens of 97.5 FM talk about the Sixers' blunders and highlights in Saturday's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers before turning their attention to Monday night's tough matchup against the Utah Jazz.
What do you make of Robert Covington's start? ...
Keith Pompey talks about how 76ers shooting guard Robert Covington is shooting just 19.2 percent from the field, but is fifth in the league in steals at 2.5 per game.
Ersan Ilyasova debuts in what amounted to anoth...
Host Keith Pompey dissects Ersan Ilyasova's performance, the Sixers' 109-93 setback to the Charlotte Hornets and their inability to win games at the start of the season.
Late-game miscues lead to another November loss...
Host Keith Pompey talks about how the Sixers blew a perfect opportunity to win their first game in the month of October or November since Nov. 22, 2013.
Sixers find themselves in piecemeal situation -...
Host Keith Pompey talks about the Sixers' "piecemeal situation" created by Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor not being able to play on back-to-back nights.
Without improved shooting, Sixers will become h...
Host Keith Pompey talks about the Sixers struggles while Joel Embiid is on the bench, Nik Stauskas' game and the team's overall shooting woes.
Lack of transparency hurts Sixers - Oct.
The Sixers are taking a public-perception hit due to not giving their account of what happened in the Sevyn Streeter National Anthem situation from the start.
Embiid's impressive debut (LOCKED ON SIXERS) - ...
Host Keith Pompey and special guest Bob Cooney talk about the performances of Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, Nik Stauskas and the Sixers point guards in Wednesday night's loss to Oklahoma City.
Breaking down Sixers and OKC Thunder (LOCKED ON...
Keith Pompey and special guest and Locked on Thunder host, Fred Katz, dissect the Sixers and Thunder to advance Wednesday's season opener at Wells Fargo Center.
Unsettled backcourt cause for concern (LOCKED O...
Guard play, due in part to injuries and poor shooting, has let the Sixers down in the preseason.
It's best for Noel to have surgery (LOCKED ON S...
Host Keith Pompey says Nerlens Noel made the right decision by deciding to have surgery. His decision could also benefit Jahlil Okafor once he gets healthier.
Is it fair to judge Brett Brown (LOCKED ON SIXE...
Host Keith Pompey says that it would be unfair for this to be a make-or-break season for Sixers coach Brett Brown. He also salutes Elton Brand before delivering a message to his podcast listeners.
Simmons' injury provides playing time for 3 cen...
Host Keith Pompey says Ben Simmons' injury makes it easier to the Sixers to provide more playing time for Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor this season. However, he points out the it's still a disastrous situation to have.
Sixers hold all cards in Noel's situation (LOCK...
Host Keith Pompey talks about why the Sixers are in no rush to make a move on Nerlens Noel's contract situation. He also breaks down why Dario Saric is struggling in the preseason.
Will Sixers' latest twin towers version work? (...
Host Keith Pompey and special guest Tom Moore dissect the Sixers' new version of the twin towers featuring Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid. The lineup could have a lot of issues on the defensive end.
Shooting, turnovers dooming Sixers (LOCKED ON S...
Host Keith Pompey says the Sixers will have a tough time winning games along as they continue to shoot poorly and turn the ball over.
Sixers have plenty of work to do. (LOCKED ON SI...
Host Keith Pompey and special guest J Michael of CSN Mid Atlantic dissect the Sixers' performance in a blowout loss to the Wizards at the Verizon Center. They also discuss why they believe Joel Embiid will be a rookie of the year front-runner and chat ...
Why McConnell is the likely opening-day startin...
Host Keith Pompey breaks down the point-guard battle between the gritty T.J. McConnell and the electric Sergio Rodriguez. Even though Rodriguez is becoming a fan favorite, Pompey explains why McConnell will most likely be the opening-day starter.
Sixers team preview (LOCKED ON SIXERS)
Embiid living up to hype (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- ...
Host Keith Pompey dissects Joel Embiid's performance against Memphis' Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. He also talks about Gerald Henderson getting back into a groove and Nik Stauskas' decision to employ a sports psychologist.
Flying under radar is good for Okafor (LOCKED O...
In a twisted way, Jahlil Okafor being sidelined might have raised his trade value and image. Host Keith Pompey explains why.
How good or bad are the Sixers? (LOCKED ON SIXE...
Host Keith Pompey says it's hard to gauge the 76ers since Ben Simmons and Jerryd Bayless aren't playing. However, he points that they resemble the struggling squads of the past three seasons when Joel Embiid and Dario Saric are not on the floor. Pompey...
Embiid's next step (LOCKED ON SIXER) -- Oct. 6
Host Keith Pompey and special guest Marc Narducci talk about what to expect from Sixers center Joel Embiid in Thursday's preseason opener against the Washington Wizards.
Joel Embiid's debut (LOCKED ON SIXERS) -- Oct. 5
(Why Embiid's 6-point performance signals a lot of hope for the struggling Sixers franchise.)
LOCKED ON SIXERS (Oct. 4)
The excitement surrounding the Sixers has taken a huge hit due to injuries. Can they get it back by the start of the regular season?
LOCKED ON SIXERS ( Oct. 3.)
Where do the Sixers go from here now that Ben Simmons has a broken foot? The team is trying to find the silver lining in the familiar territory of another injury.
LOCKED ON SIXERS (Sept. 29)
Host Keith Pompey and special guest Tom Moore dissect the games of Ben Simmons, Dario Saric and Joel Embiid.
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Can Dario Saric guard a three?
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Centers of attention
Locked on Sixers - Sept 26th - Nerlens Noel ha...
Nerlens Noel thinks the Sixers having three starting centers is silly.