30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Philadelphia 76ers
30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Philadelphia 76ers

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

Day 23:

Philadelphia 76ers

Stats are mostly from Cleaning the Glass, but also RotoWire, NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.

  1. Tobias Harris leads the NBA in minutes played (2,243).
  2. Ben Simmons is ninth in total assists (442).
  3. Ben Simmons leads the league in steals (115).
  4. Ben Simmons is ninth in field-goal percentage (58.5). He takes 72% of his shots at the rim – in the 100th percentile for point guards.
  5. Joel Embiid is ninth in PER (26.0).
  6. Joel Embiid is eighth in total rebound percentage (21.6).
  7. Joel Embiid is eighth in usage rate (32.6%).
  8. Ben Simmons is eighth in defensive box plus/minus (2.5).
  9. Shake Milton's 129.8 points per 100 shot attempts ranks in the 97th percentile for combo guards.
  10. The 76ers have three players who have seen 1,000+ minutes that are in the 90th+ percentile for their position in terms of long mid-range shot frequency: Joel Embiid (20% of attempts), Al Horford (17%), Josh Richardson (22%). Richardson is the most accurate of the group from that distance, hitting 50% of his attempts.
  11. Ben Simmons is 3-for-11 on long mid-rangers.
  12. Furkan Korkmaz is 49% (35-of-71) on corner threes.
  13. Al Horford is just 27% (9-of-33) on corner threes.
  14. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are both in the 90th+ percentile for their position in terms of drawing shooting fouls. Embiid draws one on 19.4% of shots, while Simmons draws one on 16.5% of shots.
  15. Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson are both in the 90th+ percentile for their position in terms of drawing non-shooting fouls. Embiid draws one on 4.4% of team plays, while Richardson draws one on 3.0% of team plays.
  16. Al Horford averages just 1.4 free-throw attempts per 36 minutes.
  17. Matisse Thybulle averages a combined 3.9 steals-plus-blocks per 36 minutes.
  18. Out of all Sixers lineups that have seen 100+ possessions together, the best has a +16.2 net rating and contains Ben Simmons, Matisse Thybulle, James Ennis, Tobias Harris and Al Horford. The worst is -23.1 and contains Ben Simmons, Shake Milton, Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Joel Embiid.
  19. Lineups with both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are only +2.0 points per 100 possessions.
  20. Lineups with both Joel Embiid and Al Horford are -1.4 points per 100 possessions.
  21. Joel Embiid has the best point differential (+4.9) on the Sixers of anyone that has seen 300+ minutes.
  22. The 76ers score an extra 5.6 points per 100 halfcourt plays with Shake Milton on the court – the largest difference on the team of anyone with at least 300 minutes played.
  23. With Ben Simmons on the court, 4.6% more of the 76ers' possessions start in transition – the highest mark on the team and in the 99th percentile. Matisse Thybulle adds 2.2% more transition plays – in the 92nd percentile.
  24. Opponents shoot 3.9% more long mid-range jumpers with Joel Embiid on the court – a difference that ranks in the 99th percentile in terms of forcing that shot. With Ben Simmons on the court, opponents shoot 2.0% more, and that ranks in the 92nd percentile.
  25. Opponents add 2.4 fewer points through transition play per 100 possessions with Tobias Harris on the court – a difference that ranks in the 94th percentile and is the highest on the team.
  26. The 76ers have the sixth-best defense (108.1) in the NBA.
  27. On the road against top-10 teams, the 76ers have only the 19th-best point differential (-11.3). They also have the fourth-worst spread differential (-5.8).
  28. Philadelphia has the third-best point differential (+10.0) on the second night of back-to-backs.
  29. Against teams who are on the second night of a back-to-back, the 76ers have the fifth-best net rating (+10.6).
  30. The 76ers are the third-best defensive rebounding team in the NBA, allowing opponents to only grab 23.5% of their misses.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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