The Sixers Shooting & Defense (PST Show #338)

The Philadelphia 76’ers are currently in the middle of the pack in the Atlantic Division as they are seeking to meet expectations where many of us thought they’d be dominating the division and conference towards the end of November. This week, Lucas Johnson from Fansided’s TheSixerSense.com joined us to get into this team in detail. We dove into the shooting, the team’s defense and how Brett Brown is trying to put it all together. It’s a great interview with Lucas!

But first, we discussed this very vanilla Eagles offense and the philosophy of the front office in terms of evaluating talent. Might we see changes in the future? (approx. 4:15)

We then diverted our attention to the Flyers and how this front office has been extremely aggressive in terms of their call-ups thus far on the season. (approx. 15:00)

This week on the Highbrow Segment, we referenced an article on The Athletic written by Eno Sarris that highlighted how Major League Baseball has been, and continues to plan on implementing more, “load management” data strategies for its players. How might this change baseball’s approach to player health, injury and the overall game in the future? (approx. 23:00)

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Then on our Lowbrow Segment, the guys, once again, gave each other “Cohost Questions” where they asked each other random sports and non-sports related questions. (approx. 36:00)

What we’re throwing down on the Table this week is an interview with first-time guest of the show, Lucas Johnson from The Sixer Sense. We first got into a detailed conversation about Ben Simmons’ lack of shooting the basketball, not just from the perimeter, but really not at all. We also dove into the importance of Tobias Harris and his ability to shoot 3’s as the season progresses. When will Matisse Thybulle get out of Brett Brown’s doghouse? Should Brown cut back on post-up plays and begin scheming differently? All of this and much more this week on the Table! (approx. 57:30)

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