syntax wrote:This is an open letter to anyone constantly complaining about Ben and is supposedly a fan and knowledgeable about NBA basketball.
Please take a few minutes to reflect on the Sixers, where they came from, their situation now and what could lie ahead.
I'll help you out a bit.
Today's NBA is clearly driven by the analytics revolution. It's not everything, but you could argue it is the smartest way to build a winning team when harnessed well. Morey and the Sixers are one of the pioneers in this area.
The Sixers front office consists of data scientists (10 people, with PDs), scouts, coaches, trainers and an owner who made a fortune of this strategy. He bought the team for peanuts and now it's worth billions. They all share a common believe in a plan and in Ben.
And.... it's working, the Sixers are first in the East.
Just let it tickle your grey matter for a second, home court in the East. Their innovative research into building a winning NBA basketball team may be working. So before ridiculing the 24 year old three time all star in his fourth year, keep all this in mind.
Im not shooting down ben.
But we almost traded him for Harden. So it’s not like Ben is an cheat code analytical player that is responsible for us being in the first place. If there’s a guy who can be that, it’s Embiid.
Im OK holding unto Ben than trading him for a package with a guy like CJ McCullom as the best player.
I dont mind having him. But if there’s a guy who I think can make us into an all time great team like Harden that is available for Ben, I’d do it in a heart beat.
And either way, Ben has to improve his scoring particularly his shooting. Who wouldnt want him to improve?
“If anyone can refute me—show me I'm making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I'll gladly change. It's the truth I'm after, and the truth never harmed anyone." Marcus Aurelius.