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Liberty Ballers 3 hours ago
Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 49

Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 49

A late 10-0 run spurred the Sixers on to victory For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post. Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 18Ben Simmons - 14Jimmy Butler - 6JJ Redick - 5Robert Covington - 1Dario Saric - 1T.J. McConnell - 1Furkan Korkmaz - 1Landry Shamet - 1 Down eight points to San Antonio with under three minutes remaining, the Sixers closed the game out on a 10-0 run to help Brett Brown best his mentor Gregg Popovich, 122-120. Let’s run through the Bell Ringer candidates from the exciting win. Ben Simmons: 21 points, 10 rebounds,...
The Sixer Sense 9 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential trade targets at point guard

The Philadelphia 76ers may have solid depth at the point guard spot, but they could definitely improve the position from a scoring standpoint. The two man depth at point guard with Ben Simmons and T.J. McConnell has been solid for most of the season for the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons is All-Star worthy and McConnell is […] Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential trade targets at point guard - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers 20 hours ago
Interesting Sixers Stats, Vol. 2: Ben Simmons’ surge, plus Joel Embiid’s splits and his defensive impact

Interesting Sixers Stats, Vol. 2: Ben Simmons’ surge, plus Joel Embiid’s splits and his defensive impact

Let’s focus on the team’s two young stars Welcome to the second edition of Interesting Sixers Stats. In volume one, we evaluated Joel Embiid’s turnovers, JJ Redick’s possible drop-off, and more. Let’s get into volume two! These numbers make it abundantly clear that as a game goes on, Joel Embiid’s production takes a fairly significant hit. For example, the Sixers’ 16.4 net rating with Embiid on the floor in the first half is almost seven full points higher than the net rating of the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks, then drops to minus-2.5 in the second half, right around that...
The Sixer Sense Jan 22, 2019

Ben Simmons — not Jimmy Butler — is the Philadelphia 76ers’ second All-Star lock

The Philadelphia 76ers might get three All-Stars, but two should be locks. Jimmy Butler isn’t one of them. With All-Star week on the horizon, ESPN’s Zach Lowe laid out his picks for the 2018-19 season. It got me thinking about my picks, which I will post on this website in the coming days. It also […] Ben Simmons — not Jimmy Butler — is the Philadelphia 76ers’ second All-Star lock - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers Jan 21, 2019
Joel Embiid three-point break down: shooting analysis

Joel Embiid three-point break down: shooting analysis

The day before Christmas Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid raised eyebrows when he said he doesn’t like shooting 3’s. It was kind of ironic. If you ever listen to broadcasters (not named Marc Zumoff or Alaa Abdelnaby) call a Sixers game it feels as if they invariably mention how the Kansas product loves to shoot 3’s and talk trash on social media. For the Sixers, it appears that to truly maximize their core of Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid that the big man is going to have to sacrifice a little bit and play some stretch-five at times. He was shooting 27.5% when he...
ClutchPoints Jan 21, 2019
Former NBA exec details how Lakers can trade for Anthony Davis with Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Sixers’ Ben Simmons out of picture

Former NBA exec details how Lakers can trade for Anthony Davis with Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Sixers’ Ben Simmons out of picture

The Los Angeles Lakers are unlikely to snag New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis before the trade deadline, but could instead focus their efforts on a swap before the NBA Draft as a last resort. A former NBA executive put the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics ahead of the Lakers due to a strong […] The post Former NBA exec details how Lakers can trade for Anthony Davis with Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Sixers’ Ben Simmons out of picture appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Press of Atlantic City Jan 21, 2019
David Murphy: In defense of Ben Simmons: A reminder of how good he and the Sixers could soon be (copy)

David Murphy: In defense of Ben Simmons: A reminder of how good he and the Sixers could soon be (copy)

Forget the last possession, for a second. Forget what you think of the design of the play, a dribble handoff intended to get the ball in the hands of Jimmy Butler for one last chance at avoiding a 117-115 loss.…
The Sixer Sense Jan 20, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: J.J. Redick raining 3-pointers

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick finally got his first player of the week award half way through this season. A back injury slowed down Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons struggled with turnovers this week and Jimmy Butler only had one really good game. None of the Philadelphia 76ers “Big 3” had a spectacular week, where […] Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: J.J. Redick raining 3-pointers - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers Jan 19, 2019
Let’s Get Weird: Unique Box Scores and Pareto Frontiers

Let’s Get Weird: Unique Box Scores and Pareto Frontiers

Which player has the most unique box scores? This article was entirely inspired by Liberty Baller commentators sp8ce and QuakerQrazies following our discussion on Ben Simmons’ interesting box scores in the comments of my recent box score oddities piece. Pareto Game In order to understand the majority of the content here, we need to first understand what is meant by Pareto Frontier in this specific context. Since it came up in discussion relation to a fivethirtyeight article on James Harden and his Pareto games, we’ll use their definition. “A player has a Pareto game if no other...
Liberty Ballers Jan 18, 2019
Jimmy Butler’s finishing ability at the rim adds potential to Sixers offense

Jimmy Butler’s finishing ability at the rim adds potential to Sixers offense

Philadelphia’s talented wing provides an element Robert Covington and Dario Saric failed to bring to the Sixers The Philadelphia 76ers dispatched a balanced Indiana Pacers team Thursday, after posting a ‘modest’ 149 points against Minnesota Tuesday. Against his former team, Jimmy Butler illustrated his three-level scoring ability, making 3s, swishing a fadeaway baseline jumper, and dunking an alley-oop feed from Ben Simmons, among other made shots. Conversely, against Indiana, Butler punished the Pacers primarily via dribble penetration and looks at the rim. In the Pacers game, Butler...
Liberty Ballers Jan 18, 2019
How the Pacers contained Ben Simmons in transition and the lessons we can learn from it

How the Pacers contained Ben Simmons in transition and the lessons we can learn from it

Does it mean anything moving forward? Have the Sixers found a new blueprint for deploying Simmons in high-profile games? Last night, the Philadelphia 76ers notched their most impressive win of the season, drubbing the Indiana Pacers 120-96. Jimmy Butler starred with 27 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals. Joel Embiid bounced back from a sluggish, pain-filled first half to tally 22 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and one steal. JJ Redick rung up 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and was 6 of 9 beyond the arc. Beyond those three and a team-wide rejuvenated...
Liberty Ballers Jan 17, 2019
How do the 76ers’ stars measure up against the NBA’s best players?

How do the 76ers’ stars measure up against the NBA’s best players?

Synergy stats, scatter plots, and surprises The NBA All-Star game is about a month away and the Philadelphia 76ers (29-16) have already passed the half-way point logging 45 games. They have a grueling schedule ahead of them before the break. The next month will shed some light for us on their playoff projections as well as the viability of the team’s core Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler. We know you’re going to want to have your opinions ready for who should be an All-Star and suss out how well the Sixers’ nucleus stacks up against the best players in the league. We’ll do...
Liberty Ballers Jan 16, 2019
Box Score Oddities: PHI vs. NYK (1/13/19)

Box Score Oddities: PHI vs. NYK (1/13/19)

Bizarre box scores are among my absolute favorite things about sports. Luckily, the most recent game against the Knicks provided me with fodder for a few entertaining excursions deep into Basketball-Reference (you should all subscribe) and NBA.com. For your reference, here is the full traditional box score for the game. Fancy stats available here. Item of Note #1: Ben Simmons 22 points / 20 rebounds / 9 assists This is a monstrous game. For a player who routinely puts up hilarious box scores, this one is certainly up there. With that being said, below is the list of players who have...
ClutchPoints Jan 13, 2019
Sixers’ Ben Simmons falls an assist shy of being youngest player ever with 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game

Sixers’ Ben Simmons falls an assist shy of being youngest player ever with 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons recorded 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists in his team’s win over the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon, falling just one assist shy of becoming the youngest player ever with a 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist performance: Simmons was an assist shy of being the youngest player ever with a […] The post Sixers’ Ben Simmons falls an assist shy of being youngest player ever with 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 13, 2019
Ben Simmons becomes youngest Sixer ever with a 20-point, 20-rebound game

Ben Simmons becomes youngest Sixer ever with a 20-point, 20-rebound game

Ben Simmons achieved a heck of a milestone in the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon, becoming the youngest 76ers player ever with a 20-point, 20-rebound game: Simmons (22 years, 177 days) is the youngest Sixer ever with a 20-point, 20-rebound game. — Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) January 13, 2019 Simmons […] The post Ben Simmons becomes youngest Sixer ever with a 20-point, 20-rebound game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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