Philadelphia 76ers: Five Statistical Nuggets

1. Long Two Pointers: Long two pointers are the most inefficient shot in basketball. The Sixers lead the league in forcing opponents to take jumpers from 16-23 feet at 26.2 attempts per game, in which they convert at a 32% rate. Unfortunately, the Sixers are fifth in the NBA in shooting long twos themselves, attempting 25.6 per game, in which they shoot 41%.

2. Shots at the Rim: The Sixers rank 26th in the league in shot attempts at the rim (21.5), but shoot a league best 71%. Evan Turner leads the team, with an absurd and unsustainable 97% conversion rate on shots at the basket. League average is 63%.

3. Player Efficiency Rating: The Sixers have eight players who play at least 13 minutes per game who have a PER higher than the league average of 15. Lou Williams leads the team at 22.9.

4. Free Throw Deficiency: The four players who man the power forward and center spots for the Sixers (Elton Brand, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes and Nikola Vucevic) average 5.7 free throw attempts per game. Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Amar'e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani are big men who average more free throws per game than the entire Sixers front court. Andrea Bargnani!

5. Jrue Holiday's Free Throw Rate: Jrue Holiday attempts 13.4 shots per game. Jrue Holiday attempts 1.9 free throws per game. His FTA/FGA ratio (also know as free throw rate) is 14%. You know who also has a 14% FTA/FGA ratio? Willie Green, who's historically atrocious at taking jumpers and not getting to the line. Don't turn into Willie Green, Jrue! For perspective, Jrue's FTR was 21% last year – league average is 30%.

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