Sixers Science: Investigative NBA Analytics
By Almighty Baller Radio
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Sixers Science aims to demystify basketball research and help connect NBA fans to the world of data analytics and NBA strategy. We devise investigative studies that seek answers to the NBA’s most pressing questions through the lens of the Philadelphia 76ers.
||CleanSixers Science Episode #14: Okafor & Other Trades||The Sixers Science team discusses the Jahlil Okafor trade (00:50), the latest Markelle Fultz update (16:02), Joel Embiid's back tightness (34:56) and some trade conjectures floating around the interwebs (37:45).||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #13: Go Ahead, Hack-A-Ben||The Sixers Science team talks about the implications of Hack-A-Ben. Then, Randy, Eric and Mike discuss Dario's fit and Embiid's improvements. Mike gets into his disdain for Celtic's fans.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #12: Robert Covington, Top 30 Player?||In this episode of Sixers Science, Mike, Randy and Eric discuss a range of topics including: Markelle Fultz' progression, Dario Saric's trade value, JJ Redick expectations and where Robert Covington ranks amongst his peers.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #11: Spike Eskin||Spike Eskin, from the Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast & SportsRadio 94.1 WIP, joins the Sixers Science team to discuss Ben Simmons' start, the Sixers' future free agent movements and why Brad Stevens regular season coaching is a bad omen for Celtics fan||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #10: Early Season Reactions||The Sixers Science team discusses their takeaways from the Sixers first 7 games. Topics include: Ben Simmons' performance, Joel Embiid's low blocks production, Dario Saric's poor play, Markelle Fultz' shoulder, and the backup big situation.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #9: Ben Simmons Future Hall of Famer?||The Sixers Science team unveils a newly developed metric with the namesake of an all-timer, using it to compare Ben Simmons' projections with NBA greats. Also discussed: Markelle Fultz' free throws & reactions to Joel Embiid vs. the Nets.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #8: Best Lineup Challenge||The entire Sixers Science crew joins the podcast to discuss which lineup they think will have the largest net positive rating, and who will finish out games.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #7: Stats Guru's New Metric||NBA Statistics Guru Jacob Goldstein explains the shooting efficiency metric he developed, called Efficere. We look at Sixers past and present, and a couple of the NBA's star players.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #6: Sixers Beat Writer Tom Moore||On Episode #6, we had the privilege of talking with Sixers beat writer Tom Moore, who's covered the team for almost three decades. We discuss topics ranging from Joel Embiid's health to Ben Simmons shoot, while also getting the inside scoop on the orga.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #5: The Big Men (Part 2)||(Part 2) The Sixers Science team tackles the backup big-men situation behind Joel Embiid. We talk about the development of Richaun Holmes, how Amir Johnson can contribute, if Jahlil Okafor will see the court, and discuss the dear departed Nerlens Noel.||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #5: The Big Men (Part 1)||The Sixers Science team tackles the backup big-men situation behind Joel Embiid. We talk about the development of Richaun Holmes, how Amir Johnson can contribute, if Jahlil Okafor will see the court, and discuss the dear departed Nerlens Noel.||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #4: Special Guest Dean Oliver||We had the privilege of hosting Dean Oliver, one of the pioneers of basketball analytics. Dean gave us the inside scoop on some of the most pressing issues in basketball analytics today, including the process of incorporating actionable data analysis i.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #3: The Kyrie/IT Trade||The Sixers Science Team breaks down the Cavaliers/Celtics trade, analyzing who won, and the implications of the trade for this year and beyond. (Better than The Ringer reaction pod)||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #2: Sixers Salary Cap Situation & The Pitfalls of Defensive Metrics||In this episode, we bring on NBA Salary Cap Guru Jeff Siegel to dive into the Sixers cap situation. We also break down various defensive metrics, showing which statistics have utility, and which have major pitfalls. Last, we talk about Robert Covingt.||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSixers Science Episode #1: 2017-18 Season Predictions||Topics covered include Sixers Offensive Sets, our predictions for the Sixers 2017-18 season, and project Markelle Fultz's true-shooting percentage. We also launch our running Liberty Ballers Mailbag segment where we answer questions from fans of the..||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Kevin's accent is my favorite thing about the show. Loved the defensive metric episode, would love to hear much more of that type of analysis
New but great
You guys are my new favorite sixers podcast. I’ve followed Mike on twitter for a while and I’ve always appreciated his appearances on the other pods. I love RTRS but theyre a little too hot takey sometimes so I like the tempered takes you guys have, and while I do love Godner, you guys are definitely more entertaining. Theres a couple annoying sound quality issues, like hearing some random writing or scratching noises throughout a lot of the past podcast but otherwise you are great.
....But I might just need to tune out when Mike talks about the Celtics, he definitely has some really really deep seeded hate towards them.
The best podcast for Amir Johnson fans
and Sixers fans who can't get enough stats. This pod will scratch the analytic itch for the die-hards and is a good starting point for casuals who want to dip a toe into advanced statistics. Each host has a unique perspective and also the knowledge to defend and explain that perspective even when I don't agree with them.
How about a dive into Lonzo Ball's struggles, guys? Not Sixer's related, but I wonder what you guys think about his horrible looking shot so far, if you saw it coming, and if you think his struggles will continue. I know you noted that the Jason Kidd stat is an indicator that he will still grow to be an effective player, but I just don't see it.
Anyway, thanks for the great pod!