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The Bell Ringer Pod
Talking the Philadelphia 76ers and relevant topics surrounding the NBA
Sep 23, 2021
Dissecting the Ben Simmons trade drama and looking at trade proposals
Ky Carlin and Nick Friar dive deep into the drama surrounding Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons and his trade demands and whether they are really justified considering the circumstances around the team right now. They also dive into some trade proposals for Simmons and see which one is the right fit for the 25-year old All-Star.
Aug 13, 2021
Talking with Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jaden Springer
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jaden Springer joins host Ky Carlin on the latest edition of The Bell Ringer podcast to discuss his transition to the NBA game as well as his one season in college at Tennessee. The rookie forward also discusses his experience with USA Basketball and how that prepared him for the next level of the sport while also expressing his excitement to play with talents such as Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Other topics discussed: video games, favorite movie, and who he models his game after.
Jul 21, 2021
How can the Philadelphia 76ers catch up to the Milwaukee Bucks in the East?
Ky Carlin and Nick Friar discuss the impressive title run put on by Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on their way to the 2021 postseason and just how the Sixers can catch up. Philadelphia has a few needs that they have to address and Ky and Nick discuss those issues as well as how the Sixers can make a move for Damian Lillard centered around young star Ben Simmons.
Jun 15, 2021
Dissecting the performance of Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers against the Atlanta Hawks
Ky Carlin welcomes Nick Friar of DraftKings on to discuss the up and down play of Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers in their Round 2 series with the Atlanta Hawks. Simmons continues to be maddening with his aggression on the offensive end and it comes at a terrible time as the Sixers deal with the meniscus tear of Joel Embiid. Is it time to get concerned about Philadelphia's title chances?
Jun 3, 2021
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks: X-Factors, how to stop Trae Young
Ky Carlin welcomes on Nick Friar of DraftKings to preview the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks in Round 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs as they figure out who the X-Factors are and how to stop Trae Young. Also, with Joel Embiid's status up in the air with the injury, can the Sixers even win this series? Can Tobias Harris keep his strong play going? Can Ben Simmons take his game to another level? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered.
May 21, 2021
Who are the X-Factors for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Washington Wizards?
Ky Carlin and Austin Krell preview the Philadelphia 76ers and the Washington Wizards in Round 1 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The two of them break down the X-Factors in the series, how the Sixers can handle Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, and what to expect from Tobias Harris. The two of them also predict the rest of the playoffs as they are finally set to begin.
Apr 15, 2021
What can we learn from Sixers vs. Nets season series?
Ky Carlin and Nick Friar discuss the 3 matchups the Philadelphia 76ers had with the Brooklyn Nets in the regular season and what we can take, and not take, from the matchups for a future playoff series. How will the Nets defend Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons How are the Sixers going to contend with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden? Other topics discussed: Seth Curry's struggles and The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.
Mar 26, 2021
Breaking down the George Hill acquisition for the Philadelphia 76ers
Ky Carlin welcomes Nick Friar of Draft Kings on with him to discuss what the addition of George Hill will do for the Philadelphia 76ers while also discussing what it will do in the Eastern Conference. Will Hill be enough to knock off the loaded Brooklyn Nets? Will it be enough to win a title? Also, Ky gets into the challenges of traveling a bit as an NBA beat writer in the middle of a global pandemic.
Mar 10, 2021
Talking with Philadelphia 76ers rookie Isaiah Joe about NBA life and his hobbies
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Isaiah Joe joins Ky Carlin on The Bell Ringer to discuss his life in the NBA as well ad his time down in the G League with the Delaware Blue Coats. He also discusses his time in college, the draft process, the day the college season was canceled in 2020, and what he continues to learn from the veterans. He also discusses his hobbies and how he needs to know which cheesesteak spot to go to in Philly.
Feb 25, 2021
Tobias Harris' All-Star snub, Eastern Conference supremacy
The Bell Ringer returns to discuss the All-Star snub of Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris who is having a career season for the best team record-wise in the Eastern Conference. Also, the discussion turns to the East as a whole as Ky Carlin and Nick Friar discuss who should be considered the favorite to reach the NBA Finals out of the East. Ky also says goodbye to Nick.
Jan 14, 2021
The Philadelphia 76ers missed out on the opportunity to land James Harden
Ky Carlin welcomes Austin Krell of The Painted Lines to discuss the wild week that was for the Philadelphia 76ers as they had to go through the league's health and safety protocols as well as a day where they were so close to landing superstar Jams Harden before he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. They discuss where the Sixers are now in the East and what they can do to keep pushing forward.
Dec 30, 2020
Taking a final look back at 2020 and Ben Simmons' jump shot
Ky Carlin and Nick Friar take a final look back at 2020 while recounting where they were the night the NBA suspended the season back in March as well as their reactions to the Rudy Gobert news. The two of them then dive into the 2020 that was as they reminisce what the Sixers did on the floor and the moves they made off of it. Also, the two discuss why Ben Simmons continues to refuse to take jump shots.
Dec 23, 2020
Previewing the 2020-21 Philadelphia 76ers season with predictions
Ky welcomes Nick Friar to the podcast to preview the 2020-21 season for the Philadelphia 76ers. They have a brand new team on the floor surrounding stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and the two of them discuss whether that will help the Sixers move up in the Eastern Conference. The two also get into the hierarchy in the Eastern Conference and predict where Philadelphia will end the season.
Dec 10, 2020
Should the Philadelphia 76ers go make a trade for James Harden?
Ky welcomes Nets Wire's Nick Friar on with him to discuss all things surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA as a whole. The Sixers are looking to have a successful 2020-21 season and there have been rumors about whether they should make a trade for superstar James Harden. Ky and Nick discuss whether the Sixers should move Ben Simmons for Harden while also entertaining Harden's other trade destination wishes. Other topics discussed: Coach K's comments about college basketball, the BigTen changing their games played rule for the conference title game, and NBA2K21's new MyCareer process.
Nov 25, 2020
Discussing what Dwight Howard, Danny Green, and Seth Curry will do for the Philadelphia 76ers
Ky Carlin welcomes on Austin Krell of The Painted Lines to discuss what the team's new additions will do for the Philadelphia 76ers moving forward. Dwight Howard, Danny Green, and Seth Curry are the main additions and the two of them debate how each player will help the team as well as try and figure out what the new starting lineup will be. Another interesting move was the Zhaire Smith trade and they try and predict where his next spot will be. Other topics discussed: top teams in the East heading into the 2020-21 season.
Nov 19, 2020
Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey deserves a round of applause for the draft night moves made
Ky Carlin welcomes Nick Friar on to discuss the bold moves Daryl Morey made for the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night. The team was able to get off Al Horford's contract while bringing in some much needed shooting and the team also brought in three very good rookies at the spots they were drafted at. Other topics discussed: free agency, the Eastern Conference hierarchy, and cereal.
Nov 12, 2020
What moves must Daryl Morey and Elton Brand make for the Philadelphia 76ers in the offseason?
Ky Carlin returns on The Bell Ringer and he welcomes on Austin Krell of The Painted Lines to discuss the moves that Daryl Morey and Elton Brand have to make to improve the Philadelphia 76ers in the offseason. They get into the draft, any potential trades, and free agency as well as the team moves forward. Also, Ky and Austin reminisce on a fender bender the two of them got into over the summer of 2020.
Nov 3, 2020
What moves can Daryl Morey make to help Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons succeed?
Ky welcomes on free agent reporter Paul Hudrick to discuss what new President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey can do to help the star duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons succeed and win a championship. Could the team go after Houston Rockets star James Harden in a trade? If not Harden, what about Eric Gordon or Danuel House Jr.? What would it take to get Buddy Hield from the Sacramento Kings? All that and more is discussed on this latest episode.
Oct 28, 2020
What does hiring Daryl Morey mean for the Philadelphia 76ers and their future?
The Philadelphia 76ers have made a big hire within their organization by bringing in Daryl Morey to run their basketball operations. So what does that mean for their future? Ky Carlin brought on Rockets Wire's Ben DuBose to discuss what Morey can do for the Sixers and their future as well as what new assistant coach Sam Cassell can do for their development. Another topic discussed is how the NBA will handle the 2020-21 season.
Oct 12, 2020
What can the Philadelphia 76ers learn from both the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers?
Ky Carlin welcomes on Nick Friar again to discuss the 2020 NBA Finals and the lessons that the Philadelphia 76ers can learn from both the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. Both teams offer things that the Sixers do not have at the moment and Philadelphia needs to be able to emulate those teams. Other topics discussed: getting Buddy Hield to Philadelphia, NBA ratings, and of course, Batman.
Oct 1, 2020
Can Doc Rivers help the Philadelphia 76ers star duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid?
The Bell Ringer returns as Ky welcomes on Boston Celtics beat writer Nick Friar to help break down the hire of Doc Rivers as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. They discuss what Rivers can do for the games of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as well as who can fill the vocal leadership role and what he can do for Tobias Harris and Al Horford. They also discuss the 2020 NBA Finals and whether the Miami Heat have a shot against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Sep 19, 2020
Talking with Rockets Wire's Ben DuBose: Does Mike D'Antoni fit for the 76ers?
Ky welcomes on Ben DuBose of Rockets Wire to discuss how former Houston coach Mike D'Antoni would fit for the Philadelphia 76ers. D'Antoni has picked up steam in the coaching circles for Philadelphia and Ben has all the insights on how he would fit for this current Sixers team and whether the roster would be right for his style. Also, Ben gives his thoughts on Philadelphia's interest in Daryl Morey.
Sep 11, 2020
Talking with Rookie Wire's Cody Taylor: Matisse Thybulle, Marial Shayok, and the 2020 NBA Draft
Ky Carlin welcomes on Cody Taylor who is the managing editor of USA Today SMG's Rookie Wire to discuss the terrific rookie season of Philadelphia 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle as well as Marial Shayok and what their future looks like in Philadelphia. Also, the Sixers have the 21st pick in the 2020 draft so they get into that discussion as well. Other topics discussed: the Sixers coaching search, why Ky thinks breakfast is for cowards, and more Batman slander.
Aug 24, 2020
The Philadelphia 76ers have been swept, what now holds for their future?
The Bell Ringer returns to break down the Philadelphia 76ers and their future after their Round 1 sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics. Ky Carlin returns with the help of Celtics beat writer Nick Friar to break down the futures of Tobias Harris and Al Horford as well as what they liked and didn't like in the playoffs. Also, Ky has more bad Batman takes.
Aug 20, 2020
Do the 76ers have any chance of coming back against the Boston Celtics in the playoffs?
Ky welcomes on Celtics beat writer Nick Friar onto the podcast to discuss whether the Philadelphia 76ers have a chance at rallying and defeating the Boston Celtics in the NBA Playoffs. Philadelphia is currently down 0-2 and they have their backs against the wall while having effort issues as well as leadership and defensive issues at the moment. Other topics discussed: the Sixers turning into the Washington Wizards, Ky's hate for Batman, and Brett Brown's future.
Aug 15, 2020
Talking with Al Horford's sister, Anna Horford
Ky is without a co-host! Cameron Fields has moved on to a new opportunity so Ky has to get a little creative. In this episode, he has teamed up with Justin Quinn and Josh Coyne over with Celtics Lab and they welcome Philadelphia 76ers big man Al Horford's sister, Anna to preview the upcoming playoff series between the Sixers and the Boston Celtics. They discuss X-Factors, how Al fits in Philadelphia, the difference between Philadelphia and Boston fans and they all give predictions as well. Sit back and enjoy the conversation with Anna Horford!
Aug 7, 2020
How do the 76ers replace the production of Ben Simmons?
Ky and Cam get back at it for one last time before Cam leaves for his new job to discuss what the Philadelphia 76ers do when it comes to Ben Simmons' injury. The Joel Embiid and Al Horford pairing will return in this new look as they look to continue their offensive success without Simmons as a pairing and there will be a need for Shake Milton, Josh Richardson, and Tobias Harris to give more without Simmons. Also, Ky has more Batman slander to send Cam off with.
Jul 25, 2020
Ben Simmons is shooting threes! Now what?
Ky and Cam get back at it to discuss where Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons goes from here now that he is shooting threes. Other topics discussed: Shake Milton's point guard debut, Joel Embiid-Al Horford pairing, uniform numbers, the New York Knicks hiring of Tom Thibodeau.
Jul 15, 2020
With new changes made in rotation, are the 76ers poised for a deep playoff run?
Ky and Cam get back at it to discuss the multiple changes the Philadelphia 76ers made to their starting lineup and their rotation. With Ben Simmons moving to the power forward position and Shake Milton as a point guard, the Sixers now have the looks of a team that is better positioned for a playoff run. Other topics discussed: Tobias Harris and Al Horford, Jimmy Butler's work ethic, and Matisse Thybulle's inside the bubble vlogs.
Jul 8, 2020
Can the 76ers build chemistry without team bonding off the floor?
Ky and Cam get back at it to discuss the comments made by Joel Embiid that he would rather build chemistry through practice and working rather than hanging out off the floor and doing team bonding activities. Other topics discussed: Embiid's comments on his pairing with Al Horford, the apprehension to enter the bubble, and Ky's disdain towards Batman and his villains. Also, Cam makes a discovery about Nike and Converse.
Jun 25, 2020
Who should the Sixers bring with them to Orlando to finish the season?
Ky and Cam return to discuss who the Philadelphia 76ers should bring with them to the season's resumption in Orlando. There are a lot of options for the Sixers to consider for the season and the expanded rosters in case of injury or a player testing positive for coronavirus. Other topics discussed: who needs to step up the most for Philadelphia in the playoffs, Paul Pierce and Vince Carter, and Ky's slandering of Batman.
Jun 12, 2020
Tobias Harris and other athletes have a right to use their platform to speak up
Ky and Cam get back at it to discuss the platform that professional athletes like Tobias Harris and others use to promote social justice awareness during this time as well as some NBA players who don't want to go to Orlando and finish up the 2019-20 season amid what's going on in the world at the moment. Other topics discussed: Ky's vacation to Maryland and his decision to finally choose a gaming system.
Jun 3, 2020
With the NBA set to return, should the Sixers face the Celtics or the Heat in Round 1?
Ky and Cam are back at it as they welcome on a couple of people within the USA Today Sports Media Group Network in Nets Wire editor Nick Friar and Celtics Wire editor Justin Quinn to discuss the big news of the NBA returning. They also get into a discussion of whether the Philadelphia 76ers should face the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat in Round 1. Other topics discussed: should the Nets be afraid of the Washington Wizards? Ky gives his reasoning for creating a Reggie Jackson highlight mixtape in college.
Jun 1, 2020
How much of a threat are Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets?
Ky and Cam hop on for another episode where they welcome on Brooklyn Nets beat writer Michael Scotto to discuss some big topics surrounding the NBA and the Philadelphia 76ers. For one, is it feasible for the league to return on July 31st? How much of a threat will the Nets be with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant healthy? Other topics discussed: can the Sixers trade Al Horford in the offseason?
May 22, 2020
Talking with former 76ers guard T.J. McConnell about Jimmy Butler, Brett Brown, Sixers stars
Ky and Cam get back at it and are joined by former Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell. Now with the Indiana Pacers, McConnell discusses the differences between Philadelphia and Indiana, he clears the air on what really happened between Jimmy Butler and Brett Brown in the infamous Portland meeting, and he also discusses Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Other topics discussed: Kawhi Leonard's shot, the NBA season resumption, and as always, video game systems.
May 16, 2020
Stop rushing greatness out of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid!
Ky and Cam jump back on to The Bell Ringer to discuss the comments made by Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown, with audio included, on a few different topics. Brown discusses how he expects the team will look out of the pandemic, the health concerns that he currently has, and we also need everybody to stop rushing the greatness that is coming from Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Other topics discussed: video gaming systems, an Al Horford hypothetical trade, and a conspiracy theory involving the Brooklyn Nets.
May 12, 2020
Would you take Ben Simmons or Pascal Siakam?
Ky and Cam return to discuss an interesting debate topic for the Philadelphia 76ers. Would you take Ben Simmons or Pascal Siakam in the 2016 NBA re-draft? We also get into Tobias Harris trade options as well as the comments made by former coach Larry Brown on Simmons and Joel Embiid. Other topics discussed: Adam Silver's conference call, video games.
May 7, 2020
Dissecting Elton Brand's comments and remembering Allen Iverson's "practice" tirade
Ky and Cam get back at it to discuss the comments made by Elton Brand on Tuesday and we also get into the Allen Iverson "practice" anniversary. Quotes from the Brand press conference are included in the podcast for reference on what was said. The two also get into a fast food debate involving Taco Bell, which is Iverson's favorite, and they, of course, give their video game update.
May 1, 2020
Talking with 76ers guard Zhaire Smith about NBA journey and quarantine life
Ky and Cam are joined by Philadelphia 76ers guard Zhaire Smith who has had to fight off a lot of adversity in his first two seasons in the league. He discusses his NBA journey, his shock when he saw the season was suspended, as well as his transition from a college power forward to NBA guard. We also discuss the NBA's Disney World idea to resume the season.
Apr 28, 2020
Is now the right time for the NBA to re-open their training facilities?
Ky and Cam sit down to discuss the NBA deciding that now is the right time to re-open their training facilities during this time and how it effects the Philadelphia 76ers. Other topics discussed: video game updates, who is on the Sixers version of Mount Rushmore, Sheetz vs. Wawa, and The Last Dance episodes 3 and 4.
Apr 21, 2020
Addressing wild Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons trade suggestions
Ky and Cam tackle the ridiculous amount of trade suggestions surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers, specifically involving Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and why they wouldn't do either trade. Other topics discussed: Allen Iverson's 2001 MVP season compared to others and video games.
Apr 17, 2020
What will the playoffs look like when the NBA resumes?
Ky and Cam welcome in Rockets Wire editor Ben DuBose to discuss the latest progress that the world has made to help sports return this summer. When the NBA does resume the 2019-20 season, what will the playoffs look like? The Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets are 6 seeds in their respective conferences? Can they go deep into the playoffs?
Apr 13, 2020
Rookies, rookies, and more rookies!
Ky and Cam welcome in Cody Taylor, who is the editor of the Rookie Wire site, to discuss the brilliance of Matisse Thybulle's rookie season and what the Philadelphia 76ers should do with the 22nd pick in the draft. We also discuss the biggest draft bust over the past 5 seasons as well as, of course, video games.
Apr 10, 2020
Could the NBA return and what would Ben Simmons look like?
On this episode of The Bell Ringer, Ky and Cam welcome on Boston Celtics insider Nick Friar to discuss when the NBA can return, some Sixers mock draft options, and also discuss how Ben Simmons would attack the Celtics in a potential playoff series. Plus, we have new video game updates and a quick debate on how to eat a KitKat bar.
Apr 6, 2020
What's in a center?
Ky and Cam welcome in a friend to help them break down who the best centers in the league are with a lot of the focus being on Andre Drummond. They also discuss ESPN's ranking of the Sixers' front office and the financial implications of the league possible canceling the season.
Apr 3, 2020
Glenn Robinson III talks quarantine life, March Madness cancellation
Philadelphia 76ers forward Glenn Robinson III joins Ky and Cam and discusses life in quarantine for an NBA player and all of the uncertainty surrounding the situation. He also discusses his favorite video games, his favorite movie, and who would he want to go 1-on-1 with right now. All of this along with talks about the Sixers as well as Ky and Cam discussing their favorite rappers.
Mar 30, 2020
Daryl Morey says the NBA will return, but when?
Ky and Cam get back at it and they discuss what they are doing in quarantine as they get into what video games they are playing while also getting into the crazy documentary Tiger King. Also, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey says the NBA return, but when will it? What will the playoffs look like?
Mar 24, 2020
A Public Relations nightmare plus playoff talk
Ky and Cam hop back on the podcast grind to discuss the PR nightmare that the Philadelphia 76ers went through on Tuesday morning and the two of them get into NBA playoffs talk. The two of them also get into a debate of where to correctly place Andre Drummond in the center rankings.
Mar 23, 2020
The Bell Ringer Talks With Yaron Weitzman
Ky and Cam talk with Bleacher Report's Yaron Weitzman, author of new book Tanking to the Top, which looks at the Sixers and how their tanking process at the beginning of the 2010s helped them get to where they are now.
Mar 19, 2020
The Bell Ringer: 2K And Sixers Mock Draft News
Cam and Ky talk about Ky's updates on his 2K skills, the NBA and Philadelphia 76ers mock draft news.
Mar 17, 2020
The Bell Ringer: The Quarantine Pod
Cam and Ky talk about what it's been like social distancing and quarantining with no hoops. Also discuss and reminisce on some hoops nostalgia.