|Once again, a post stems from the comments section (which is exactly how this whole blog thing is supposed to work, so great job guys.) Chris pointed us to a shocking stat for Andre Iguodala earlier today. As I was updating our own +/- worksheet tonight, I started to take a closer look at the data and I think when you see the raw numbers after the jump, you'll be blown away.|
|ESPN hoops stats guru John Hollinger focuses on teams who he believes have a chance to make the top four in the league (Boston, Cleveland, Orlando, Lakers), into a top five. He names five teams he believes could turn the corner in the second half, and be a challenge to the "title contenders." Coming in at number 5, with a bullet, your Philadelphia 76ers.|
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|Will EB play today? Unknown. One thing is for sure, though. Whether you have the day off and you're watching the game, or you're stuck in the office, this is the place to be for your pregame analysis and in-game commentary. Join the discussion in the comments and check out the stats after the jump.|
Latest comment: from BrianJust to show how misleading +/- can be, Willie led the team w/ +7 in this one....
|In case you missed it, Andre Iguodala is back to being the player he was last season. It's no coincidence that the team is also on the rise, riding a four-game winning streak into their match-up with Portland tomorrow night. After the jump, we'll take a look at Iguodala's splits, see if there was a magic bullet that woke him up, and see if we can pick out a few subtleties in the numbers.|
|Since Mo Cheeks' sudden departure and Tony DiLeo's insertion as the Sixers' head coach the team has gone 7-6. After the jump, we'll take a look at the team's performance under each coach and try to draw some conclusions as to why performance in certain areas has changed, for better or worse.|
|It's been about a week, so I figured we're overdue to introduce a new worksheet. What I'm striving to do here is keep track of some stats you won't find anywhere else. Stats that, I hope, will give us a glimpse into what's working and what's not working for this team. Today, we'll take a look at what I'm going to call the Favorite Targets worksheet, a full explanation and methodology after the jump.|
|Checking in on Kate Fagan's chat session, a few trade targets and a boatload of links to get your Friday started on the right foot.|
|We've spent so much time talking about the things Andre Iguodala cannot do this season, we've overlooked exactly what he brings to this team. The argument has played out in the comments time and time again, so in this post we'll take a look at Iguodala's play-making statistics, and hold them up to his peers.|
|I was sitting around earlier this afternoon thinking to myself that I haven't written a post that states the obvious in a while. I guess it's time to correct that, and not only will I state the obvious, but I'll back it up with stats. After the jump we'll take a close look at each game using the four factors, see just how bad the shooting has been, and how many games it's cost this team.|
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|Thanks to Max, from the comments, we've been keeping tabs on the Sixers +/- since the beginning of the season. Check out the spreadsheet, and a few highs and lows after the jump.|
|As I was pouring through various stats last night, mostly doing research for the Thad piece I wrote earlier, a few things jumper out at me. First, take a look at the league leaders on Basketball-reference.com. The Sixers don't have one player in the top five in any statistical category. I can't think of any Sixer who's even close.|
|Thad started off this season so hot I thought there was zero chance he'd ever leave the starting lineup again. He was draining threes, driving to the hole, playing tough D and leading the team in scoring. I'm not sure what happened over the next 21 games leading to what has to be the ultimate insult in the game of basketball, being benched in favor of Willie Green, so I thought we'd take a look at his splits to see if we can't at least figure out when his game started going downhill.|
|Just a quick post to get you through the afternoon at work leading up to tonight's game in Toronto. Bryon, a first-time commenter, asked about Lou Williams' +/- numbers as compared to Willie Green's, I thought this was a good...|