Tune-In Tidbits: ESPN Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers, 8:00 ET, ESPN
Last season, Philadelphia had a 116.6 Offensive Rating on Possessions that began with a Ben Simmons rebound, although so far this season that number is only 92.5
Indiana has the 6th best Defensive Rating in the league (105.8), in large part due to having the third lowest FTA per 100 Possessions against and 4th largest TOV% against
Victor Oladipo defends the most 3PA per game (6.7) of all players who have played more than one game and opponents shoot 35.1% from three with Oladipo as the closest defender
Of all players who have played more than one game, Joel Embiid has defended the third most shots from within 6 feet (8.4) and has allowed opponents to shoot 52.5% on those shots. Last season he held opponents to 50.1% from within 6 feet, 12.1% below their usual mark in that range
The 76ers have a 110.6 Offensive Rating and 105.3 Defensive Rating with Joel Embiid on the court without Ben Simmons, compared to a 100 Offensive Rating and 98.1 Defensive Rating with both on the court
Last season the Sixers had a 110.6 ORTG and 95.1 DRTG with Embiid and Simmons both on the court
Last season Victor Oladipo led the league in STL per game (2.4) and the Pacers scored 1.39 Points per Possession on Possessions that began with an Oladipo STL
Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 ET, ESPN
The Timberwolves offense scores 112.4 points per 100 possessions when Derrick Rose in on the court. This number drops to 98.9 when he sits.
The Lakers’ second most used lineup, with James-McGee-Ball-Kuzma-Hart, has a 108 Offensive Rating and a 99.1 Defensive Rating.
Kyle Kuzma has raised his scoring average to 19 PTS per game so far. He is shooting 70% in the restricted area on 7 attempts per game, up from 59% last season on 4.2 attempts per game.
The Lakers are 10.5 Points per 100 Possessions better with Josh Hart on the court than off, the highest difference on their team of any player who has played more than 63 minutes on the season. Next highest is Rajon Rondo with a +5 differential
The Lakers (23.4) and Timberwolves (16.7) rank first and sixth, respectively, in fast break points per game. Individually, the Lakers are led by LeBron James (5.5 fast break points per game, 6th in NBA) and Kyle Kuzma (5.1, 7th), while the Wolves are led by Jimmy Butler (3.8, 16th)