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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 11

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NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post.

Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 5; JJ Redick - 2; Ben Simmons - 2; Robert Covington - 1.

The Sixers gave the ball away an embarrassing amount in their 122-97 loss to Brooklyn, but we can’t give away an opportunity to select a Bell Ringer. Sunday evening’s candidates were graded on a curve:

Ben Simmons: 20 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals

Like the majority of the team, Simmons struggled with 5 turnovers, but a double-double at halftime is an impressive accomplishment. Simmons has a knack for reading passing lanes to trigger transition opportunities for the team, which the Sixers desperately need given their difficulties in the half court. It was a disappointing 4-9 night at the foul line for Ben, however.

Joel Embiid: 16 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block

Embiid dealt with some foul trouble and was one of many Sixers with a case of the giveaways. So in what qualifies as a bad game for him, Embiid still put up 16 & 15, and continued to repeatedly forge his way to the foul line. He also looked like he could play some point guard; heck, he’d be the team’s best shooter at the position, anyway.

Dario Saric: 14 points, 3 rebounds

Dario shot 50% from the field and went 8-8 from the foul line, a genuine efficient scoring night. Based on his play so far this season, this performance qualifies as an offensive explosion.

JJ Redick: 15 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists

It wasn’t Redick’s best outside shooting night (1-6 from three), but so often he’s the best option for the Sixers to create his own shot in the half court. Redick is the only guard who can go off the dribble at all right now, and the defense also has to respect his shot. When the defense is set, if it’s not an Embiid post-up, these sorts of Redick dribble pull-ups are one the Sixers’ most consistent sources of offense.

Landry Shamet: 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist

Shamet made half of the team’s total threes, going 2-5 from downtown. That fact alone gets him on this list, even if he was a team-worst -28 plus/minus.

Poll

Who is your reluctant Bell Ringer?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Ben Simmons
    (133 votes)
  • 16%
    Joel Embiid
    (54 votes)
  • 16%
    Dario Saric
    (54 votes)
  • 2%
    JJ Redick
    (10 votes)
  • 25%
    Landry Shamet
    (84 votes)
335 votes total Vote Now