The Sixers Science team unveils a newly developed metric with the namesake of an all-timer, using it to compare Ben Simmons' projections with NBA greats. Also discussed: Markelle Fultz' free throws & reactions to Joel Embiid vs. the Nets.
For the first time, the entire Sixers Science crew joins the podcast to discuss which lineup they think will have the largest net positive rating, and who will finish out games. We will keep track of each person's lineup throughout the year, and surely keep you informed on who's the leader of the pack.
(Part 2) The Sixers Science team tackles the backup big-men situation behind Joel Embiid. We talk about the development of Richaun Holmes, how Amir Johnson can contribute, if Jahlil Okafor will see the court, and discuss the dear departed Nerlens Noel.
The Sixers Science team tackles the backup big-men situation behind Joel Embiid. We talk about the development of Richaun Holmes, how Amir Johnson can contribute, if Jahlil Okafor will see the court, and discuss the dear departed Nerlens Noel.
We had the privilege of hosting Dean Oliver, one of the pioneers of basketball analytics. Dean gave us the inside scoop on some of the most pressing issues in basketball analytics today, including the process of incorporating actionable data analysis into your game plan, the most common statistical pitfalls, the Celtics future, and the evolution of small-ball lineup.
In this episode, we bring on NBA Salary Cap Guru Jeff Siegel to dive into the Sixers cap situation. We also break down various defensive metrics, showing which statistics have utility, and which have major pitfalls. Last, we talk about Robert Covington's as an outside-shooter.
Topics covered include Sixers Offensive Sets, our predictions for the Sixers 2017-18 season, and project Markelle Fultz's true-shooting percentage. We also launch our running Liberty Ballers Mailbag segment where we answer questions from fans of the podcast, selected by highest popularity.