Some Obscure and Mostly Irrelevant (But Encouraging) Stats About Arnett Moultrie

Some Obscure and Mostly Irrelevant (But Encouraging) Stats About Arnett Moultrie

After his 5-5 game off the bench last night against the Celtics in the
Sixers' loss in Philly, our first-round pick Arnett Moultrie now....

-Has made his last 12 shot attempts, stretching back over the last four games (in about 40 total minutes).


-Leads the team in Player Efficiency Rating with his 18.1 (Jrue Holiday next highest at 18.0).

-Leads the team in Field Goal % with his 59.3% (Thaddeus Young next highest at 50.9%).

-Is
tied for the team lead (with Spencer Hawes) in Rebounds Per 36 Minutes
with his 9.0, and easily has the team lead in Offensive Rebounds per 36
with his 5.0 (Lavoy Allen next highest at 3.5).


-Leads the team in Estimated Win Shares Added Per 36 Minutes, with .179 (Thad next highest with .122).

Of
course, this is all textbook Small Sample Size Theater—Arnett has
played only 216 minutes all season, scoring just 72 points and grabbing
54 rebounds total, good for averages of 2.9 and 2.2 a game,
respectively. Sixer fans will no doubt recall another raw young power
forward, Marreese Speights, who also put up impressive percentages and
rates his rookie season (in bigger minutes than Moultrie), but
eventually proved to be too one-dimensional on offense and too lacking
on defense to be a key part of the team's rotation.


Still, all we asked in his rookie year was for Arnett to show us
something in his limited minutes, to prove that his acquisition wasn't a
complete waste of a future first-rounder. He has certainly done that,
and if Coach Collins isn't convinced by now that he deserves legitimate
minutes down the team's stretch run...well, maybe he really is trying to
sabotage our season for draft considerations.

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Here are the Sixers on Moultrie's performance against the Celtics:

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Oh right, The Sixers: Toronto brings Philly to 0-3 with old-school clobbering

Oh right, The Sixers: Toronto brings Philly to 0-3 with old-school clobbering

Well, what a fun trip down memory lane that was. Just as they have seemingly spent much of the past four years doing, the Philadelphia 76ers traveled to Toronto last night on the second night of a back-to-back -- without Joel Embiid, natch -- and got minced. The Sixers got outpaced 36-19 in the first quarter and never recovered, eventually falling by a score of 128-94. 

It was another game where the things our rookies were good at, they were really good at, but the other stuff killed us. Ben Simmons ended with an impressive 18-10-8 -- even hitting a couple quasi-jumpers in the process -- but the way that the Raptors were able to shrink the floor against him and his ultra-limited range more or less strangled our half-court offense. The Sixers were -20 with him on the floor, and the cramped spacing partly led to a down night for our normally reliable shooters. (Robert Covington and J.J. Redick -- the former plagued by foul trouble -- couldn't even get their shots off, going a combined 1-3 from deep.) 

And Markelle Fultz's presence only exacerbated things, as he kept refusing to shoot from the perimeter, driving no matter how open he was. He made some nice plays and got to the line eight times, but his increasingly miserable FT form -- he shot the last one seemingly one-handed, with his other arm blocking his eyes -- shows why that's about all he's capable of at the moment. As suggested by Spike Eskin on a recent Rights to Ricky Sanchez pod, shutting him down until he can relearn how to shoot might be the move for our No. 1 overall pick at this point. He's not helping himself or the team playing like this at the moment. 

Of course, the biggest reason for the drubbing was the lack of Embiid. The team has no one to really hold down the middle without him at the moment -- Amir Johnson is our most reliable backup but he's something of a black hole on offense at the moment, and Jahlil Okafor (who got his first game action of the season) is still brutal when it comes to defensive decision-making. The team actually might look best at the moment sans Embiid with Simmons at the five, though that's not sustainable for long periods, especially when DeMar DeRozan is carving up our defense for 30 points on 8-12 (!!) shooting. 

Terrible throwback performance by the Sixers, and given that it's their third loss in a row to start the season, it may lead to a lot of understandable Same Old Sixers chatter. But don't forget how good that opening-night performance was against the Wizards, how much of the game against Boston we were leading for, and how tough a three-game stretch to start the season this was in general. I thought we'd go 0-3 and we went 0-3 -- next up is the Pistons on Monday, and in the couple weeks that follow, we play the Mavs, Hawks and Pacers. We wont' be winless for long -- though the sooner we can put one in the W column and avoid this team getting stuck in a peak-Process vortex, the better.