Episode #37: Why Are the Sixers so Bad?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

  • Matt Barnes, who is finally starting to find his rhythm, and who has stepped in as a starter as of late.
  • The Grizzlies are picking up the pace and moving the ball around more than in the past.
  • The impact that steal rate and defensive effort have on the Grizzlies’ offensive production and the Grizzlies’ poor 3-point defense.
  • The Sixers almost got their first win against the Grizzlies because they don’t play as hard against bad teams.
  • Why the Philadelphia rebuilding process seems to be going off the rails: What are they doing that isn’t working?
  • Why having leadership on a team full of young guys is important for player development.
  • Philadelphia’s GM came from Houston; is the lack of leadership in Philadelphia’s locker room similar to Houston’s leadership problems with Howard and Harden?
  • Should the NBA adopt relegation? (Phil said “regulation” but we were both pretty tired so we’ll let that slide) How would that work?

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