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Analytic Approach: Moral Statistics




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What if Brett Brown is such an amazing coach that he can take this steaming pile of smelters and turn them into a machine strong enough to sneak into the playoffs and pull off a first round upset for the ages? lol.

I believe Brett is a hell of a coach but, well, sixers. With that being said, I have something that I am going to do to make this season slightly more bearable and maybe even a little fun, what the hell!

In honor of Hinkie's hankering for analytic grub, I have introduced several advanced statistical categories that will not help at all in analyzing how good a player is, but will keep Coach Brown off of suicide watch.

Moral Points

Moral Points can be obtained in a few different ways. Say a guy misses a few free throws, just chalk 'em up to the score in your head. When Spence misses that chippy at the rim, count the two! Tony Wroten gets that reverse lay-up blocked, duce! The Sixers are actually projected to lead the league in Moral Points Per Game (MPPG) and are in position to rack up some Moral Victories.

Sixers Assist

Similar to the 'Hockey Assist', the Sixers Assist also gives credit to the person who passed the ball to the person prior to the shooter. However, the Sixers assist gives credit to every single sixer who has touched the ball on the possession. Inbounder included!

Blue Shooting Percentage

Unlike 'True Shooting Percentage", Blue Shooting Percentage (BS%) does not allow you to see how horrific a shooter may be. For these, we rule out half-time heaves, blocked shots, and Tony Wroten field goal attempts. And as my 5 year old nephew just advised me, "dunks count as two, man".

Analyze away. And if it would tickle your fancy, you can make minutes played and field goal attempts eligible counts for triple and quadruple-doubles!!!

I know I will!!!

Sixers!!!

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