Nov 29, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Nerlens Noel (3) gets ready to shoot a free throw against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Joyce Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Inflated Statistics, Anybody?
Who remembers the time last season when Evan Turner was averaging close to 20 points per game and people — outside of the 76ers population — thought he was having a career season? Remember when everyone thought that Evan Turner would bring the Pacers to the promise land (LOL)? That was a result of the 76ers filling a roster with players who were unable to score, let alone dribble a basketball — Hi Brandon Davies.
Nerlens Noel won’t be a offensive juggernaut by any means, but the 76ers being historically awful — again probably — will play in his favor statistically.
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Last season the 76ers were the worst three-point shooting team in the Association, shooting 31.2 percent per contest. However, Philly was ranked 13 in attempts per game at 22.5 per game (1847 for the season). In simple terms, the Sixers took a lot of three-points and didn’t make most of them. This won’t lead to many victories, but it will lead to plenty of rebounds and put-back attempts for Mr. Noel. He’s going to live in the paint, getting quick buckets from missed shots and a ton of rebounds to boot. Doesn’t seem like a bad gig, does it?