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The New Slant: A 76ers Pod
Kyle and Shamus bring you a new slant looking at the Philadelphia 76ers.
Oct 28, 2020
Emergency Episode- Daryl Morey is here to clean things up
Kyle and Shamus are back to talk about what they think of the Daryl Morey hire, its pros and cons, as well as the other coaching hires that the Sixers made.
Oct 1, 2020
Emergency Pod - 76ers Hire Doc Rivers
Kyle and Shamus are back for an emergency pod to give their reaction to the hiring of Doc Rivers as the 76ers new coach.
Sep 30, 2020
Doc Rivers shakes up the market
In this week's pod, Kyle and Shamus discuss whether they're in or out on the possibility of Doc Rivers becoming the next head coach of the Sixers. They also chat about the upcoming finals series between the Lakers and Jimmy Butler's Miami Heat.
Sep 17, 2020
MDA makes no sense for Philly
Kyle and Shamus give their take on why Mike D'antoni wouldn't be the right move for the Sixers head coaching job next year, and also react to the all-NBA teams being released.
Sep 10, 2020
Billy Donovan & Embiid's All Defense Slide
Kyle & Shamus discuss the viability of Billy Donovan as the next head coach of the 76ers after the Thunder announced yesterday that he was not returning. Plus they talk about Joel Embiid being left off the NBA's All Defensive team.
Sep 3, 2020
Jimmy, Joel, & Jay Wright
Kyle & Shamus discuss the dramatic end to Game 2 of the Heat-Bucks series, Joel Embiid pining for Jimmy Butler, and Jay Wright's decision to remove himself from consideration for the 76ers head coaching position.
Aug 24, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: 76ers Fire Brett Brown
Kyle & Shamus give their rapid reaction to the 76ers decision to fire head coach Brett Brown. They go into the specifics leading up to his dismissal, the decision to keep GM Elton Brand, and where Philly goes from here in terms of looking for a new head coach.
Aug 18, 2020
An Open Sixers Forum With Darien & Cliff From "Sixers In Six"
Kyle and Shamus are joined for a long form discussion on the Sixers by Darien and Cliff from the Sixers In Six podcast. Topics range from the Sixers current series vs Boston, the construct of the roster, the future of Brett Brown, and more!
Aug 17, 2020
Kyle Joins Gino Time To Preview Sixers-Celtics Series
Kyle jumped on Blue Wire's Celtics podcast, Gino Time, to preview the Sixers upcoming series against the Celtics. Enjoy this bonus content.
Aug 13, 2020
The Celtics It Is
Kyle & Shamus give a recap of the 76ers seeding games in the bubble, life without Ben Simmons, and look ahead to their 1st round playoff matchup with the Boston Celtics. Go to DealDash.com and use the offer code SLANT or DealDash.fm/SLANT
Aug 6, 2020
New Bubble, Same Sixers
Kyle & Shamus talk about the 76ers first few games in the bubble and why not much has changed. They also discuss why Brett Brown may now officially be on the hot seat. Go to DealDash.com and use the offer code SLANT or DealDash.fm/SLANT
Jul 31, 2020
Predictions For The Restart
Kyle & Shamus give their evaluations of the 76ers scrimmages and give predictions for how the 76ers will fare in the NBA Restart leading into the playoffs.
Jul 23, 2020
So What Happens With Horford?
Kyle & Shamus discuss the implications of Joel Embiid & Al Horford not being on the floor at the same time during 76ers practices in the Orlando Bubble and what it means for Horford going forward.
Jul 17, 2020
Simmons At The 4
Kyle & Shamus react to the news of Brett Brown deciding to use Ben Simmons at power forward during practices inside the NBA bubble.
Jul 10, 2020
Embiid Not Down With The Bubble
After arriving in Orlando wearing a hazmat suit, Kyle & Shamus discuss how previous comments from Joel Embiid express that he was never a firm supporter of the bubble plan.
Jul 2, 2020
Embiid's Fitness & Schedule Predictions
Kyle & Shamus discuss how Joel Embiid has gotten into potentially the best shape of his pro career prior to the NBA restart. Plus with the schedule out they go into some schedule predictions.
Jun 26, 2020
Will Any Sixers Drop Out?
With the deadline approaching to set rosters for the NBA restart in Orlando, Kyle & Shamus discuss who has already decided to sit out and what players from the Sixers might elect to do the same. BLUE WIRE SURVEY LINK: https://bit.ly/2Ybr18V
Jun 17, 2020
Kyrie Was Right
Kyle & Shamus discuss the fallout from Kyrie Irving's message on a Friday players call and how that impacts how and when the NBA restart plan actually starts and what rights players will have in the bubble.
Jun 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Kyle & Shamus open up about the Black Lives Matter protests and the issues of systemic racism & police brutality in the United States. Later, they analyze the NBA's return to play format and how it affects the 76ers.
May 28, 2020
Predicting Playoff Scenarios
Kyle & Shamus break down the options facing the NBA when it comes to how to format the playoffs in a restart bubble city scenario.
May 22, 2020
We're Going To Disney World?
Kyle & Shamus analyze the NBA's plan to potentially play the playoffs in Disney World and if the plan is feasible.
May 14, 2020
Can The NBA Pull Off A Bubble?
Kyle & Shamus discuss whether or not the NBA could return playing in an isolated environment.
May 5, 2020
Future Coaching Options
Kyle & Shamus run through what the 76ers best coaching options would be for the franchise in the near distant future.
May 3, 2020
Kyle joins the Gino Time Podcast
Kyle joins fellow Blue Wire Podcasters Tom Westerholm and Nicole Yang about the rekindled Celtics-Sixers rivalry, starting with Markelle Fultz (5:58) and the 2018 playoff series (17:23). Then, they discuss the current state of the 76ers (28:45) — and how the team might fare against the Celtics in a playoff series.
Apr 29, 2020
The Marc Eversley pod with Jason and Ricky from Cash Considerations
The New Slant is joined by Cash Considerations to talk about the Bulls hiring Marc Eversley away from the Sixers to be their new general manager. We talk about Eversley's role in Philly, specifically with regards to scouting, drafting and building player relationships. We also touch on Sixers assistant Ime Udoka as a potential head coaching candidate, and what it was like to cover Jimmy Butler before finishing up with talk about the current Sixers roster. Thanks to our partners BetOnline and BlueChew. Go to BetOnline.ag and use promo code BLUEWIRE to get a welcome bonus. Go to BlueChew.com and use promo code Bluewire to get your first order free.
Apr 28, 2020
Simmons Wants Accountability
Kyle & Shamus react to Ben Simmons wanting more accountability in the locker room. They also touch on Marc Eversley leaving to become the GM of the Chicago Bulls.
Apr 21, 2020
Who Could Go NBA to NFL?
With the NFL Draft upcoming this week, Kyle & Shamus look at which NBA players they think could have a chance at playing in the NFL.
Apr 11, 2020
Bryan Collangelo Finds A New Slant
Kyle & Shamus react to the news that Bryan Collangelo interviewed for the Executive VP of Basketball Operations with the Chicago Bulls. They also talk about the rumor that current GM Elton Brand could be joining Leon Rose with the New York Knicks.
Apr 1, 2020
2001: A Sixers Odyssey
Kyle & Shamus are joined by Roy Burton of NBC Sports Philadelphia to reminisce on the 2001 team that made it to the NBA Finals.
Mar 26, 2020
The People vs. Joshua Harris
Kyle & Shamus discuss the now rescinded decision of 76ers owner Joshua Harris to reduce salaries of team employees during the NBA's Covid-19 shutdown.
Mar 19, 2020
Covid-19 Stops The NBA
Kyle & Shamus break down everything surrounding the immediate suspension of the NBA season following the Covid-19 outbreak, and what it now means for the future of some of the 76ers.
Mar 11, 2020
Tanking To The Top
Shamus sits down with Yaron Weitzman to talk about his new book, Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports.
Mar 2, 2020
After Shake Milton's breakout shooting performance, is he a starter when fully healthy? After getting schooled by Montrezl Harrell, is Al Horford cooked? Plus expectations for the rest of the road trip & this week's Loser of the Week.
Feb 26, 2020
Ben's Aching Back
Kyle & Shamus discuss the back injury to Ben Simmons and what it means for the 76ers in the home stretch.
Feb 19, 2020
The Home Stretch
Kyle & Shamus preview the rest of the season as the All Star break concludes.
Feb 13, 2020
Horford Rides The Pine
Kyle & Shamus discuss the decision to move Al Horford to the bench and other necessary items as the 76ers head into the All Star break.
Feb 7, 2020
What Happened To Embiid?
Kyle and Shamus look at what has happened to the productivity of Joel Embiid and why it has contributed to the mess the 76ers have become.
Feb 4, 2020
Burn it down
Kyle and Shamus are back to vent about the Sixers roster construction after embarrassing losses to Boston and Miami. They also give their predictions on what the Sixers will do at the trade deadline.
1 hr 12 min
Jan 27, 2020
Kyle and Shamus react to a dominating win over the Lakers and what this team can do when they are clicking on all cylinders.
Jan 21, 2020
Ben Goes Bonkers!
Kyle and Shamus react to what might have been the best performance of Ben Simmons' career against the Brooklyn Nets. Al Horford's inconsistencies are further discussed, as well as a trade rumor surrounding Derrick Rose.
Jan 15, 2020
An Above Average Team
Kyle & Shamus come to the conclusion that the 76ers are an above average team, and that is in itself not fun to watch! They also talk about the enigma surrounding Al Horford and what they expect right now in terms of playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference.
Jan 10, 2020
Al Horford Comes To Life
Kyle and Shamus talk about Al Horford's 76ers breakthrough as the Sixers beat down on Boston. Plus they discuss Joel Embiid's injury and the stupidity surrounding the D'Angelo Russell trade rumors.
Dec 30, 2019
Who Are The Real 76ers?
Kyle & Shamus attempt to figure out what exactly this 76ers team is after a thrilling Christmas Day win against Milwaukee & a stunning loss to Miami.
Dec 24, 2019
Kyle and Shamus discuss the 76ers' struggles vs a zone defense against the Miami Heat. Plus they preview what is to this date the biggest game of the year: a Christmas Day matchup with the beast of the east Milwaukee Bucks.
Dec 17, 2019
The Top Threats
Kyle & Shamus break down which Eastern Conference foes pose the biggest threat to the Sixers winning the East.
1 hr 3 min
Dec 13, 2019
Embiid Goes Beast Mode Vs Boston
Kyle & Shamus recap a tremendous night for Joel Embiid in a critical 115-109 win over rival Boston.
Dec 9, 2019
Thybulle Bullying Opponents
Kyle & Shamus discuss the breakout performance of Matisse Thybulle and wonder if he's for real. Plus they react to Ben Simmons' performance against the Cavs and the failures of Embiid matching up with Marc Gasol.
Dec 3, 2019
Is Ben Simmons All-Defense?
Kyle and Shamus discuss the reemergence of Thybulle, Ben Simmons' defense, is Joel Embiid playing too many games and Dan Burke being a cry baby. Also, we get some arena trash talking stories in a fun episode.
Nov 26, 2019
Terrible Times In Toronto
Kyle and Shamus recap the Sixers loss in Toronto in what was possibly one of the worst games of Joel Embiid's career.
Nov 21, 2019
Holy S*** Ben Simmons Made a 3!
Kyle & Shamus are back with an emergency episode after Ben Simmons nailed his first career three pointer in a win over the New York Knicks.
Nov 19, 2019
How Do They Fix The Offense?
Kyle & Shamus break down the team's offensive struggles and what can be done to fix them. They also look into potential lineup changes and trades that could help the Sixers improve. Finally, they update the "Fire Brett Brown" Index and preview Jimmy Butler's return to Philly. This episode of The New Slant is sponsored by UNTUCKit. Get perfect, fitting clothing no matter your size or shape for 20 percent off using promo code BLUE on UNTUCKit.com
Nov 12, 2019
Feeling Low At A Mile High
Kyle & Shamus return to talk about the disastrous collapse on Friday night in Denver. They discuss how Embiid is dribbling too much and what they saw in Ben Simmons' absence. Plus Kyle pops off about why fans shouldn't criticize him for saying that Nikola Jokic could be a better basketball player.
Nov 5, 2019
Can You Critique A 5-1 Start?
Kyle & Shamus this week try to figure out what you can critique in regards to a 5-1 start. Topics of discussion include why Ben Simmons won't shoot and fans reaction to criticism. But they also look at the positives such as Al Horford's dominance and Raul Neto's emergence in the rotation. Blue Wire thanks our sponsors for this week, UNTUCKit and Manscaped. Visit UNTUCKit.com and use promo code BLUE for 20 percent off fashionable clothing options, and then go to Manscaped.com and use promo code BLUEWIRE for 20 percent off, plus free shipping, on their products to maintain the family jewels.
Oct 31, 2019
Kyle & Shamus come at you the morning after the epic fight between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Oct 29, 2019
Hidey Ho The Sixers Are 3-0!
Kyle and Shamus are back to recap a 3-0 start to the 2019-2020 season. They discuss Joel Embiid's improved conditioning, Tobias Harris' early season struggles, and why Brett Brown won't commit to a backup point guard. Blue Wire thanks our sponsors for this week, Harry's and ShipStation. Go to Harrys.com/BlueWire for a free trial set featuring a great razor and more, and use promo code Blue at ShipStation.com for 60 days of free shipping management.
Oct 24, 2019
Sixers Roll Vs Celtics On Opening Night
Kyle & Shamus are here to recap the Sixers opening night victory over the Boston Celtics. They talk about an overall stellar defensive performance, how critical it was for Embiid to have to play just 23 minutes, and a very solid debut for Josh Richardson. Blue Wire thanks our partners for this week, Axios Sports and Indochino. Try Axios Sports free at sports.axios.com and go to indochino.com to get fitted for a custom tux using promo code BLUEWIRE.
Oct 20, 2019
Over/Unders For The 2019-2020 76ers
With the regular season on the horizon, Kyle & Shamus give you some over/unders for the 2019-2020 season along with some in depth season predictions. Blue Wire thanks our partners for this week, Axios and Indochino. Sign-up at Sports.Axios.com for your daily newsletter and go to Indochino.com to get $30 off your total purchase of $399 or more when entering the code BLUEWIRE.
Oct 16, 2019
The Maiden Voyage (into the 2019-2020 season)
On the first episode of The New Slant, Kyle Neubeck & Shamus Clancy get you ready for the 2019-2020 76ers season. They talk about the surprise emergence of Matisse Thybulle, how beneficial Kyle O'Quinn will be as a backup center, & Al Horford's team first mentality. Plus the two also discuss the now looming issue of the NBA's relationship with China. Blue Wire thanks our partners for this week, Shipstation & Roman. Try Shipstation free for 60 days by going to shipstation.com and entering promo code Blue and go to roman.com/bluewire to get a free online visit & free two day shipping.
Oct 9, 2019
The New Slant Trailer
Kyle and Shamus introduce their podcast.