Scouting the Tulsa 66ers

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Background

Record: 1-11, last in Central Division
Off. efficiency: 93.2 points per 100 possessions, 17th*
Def. efficiency: 102.0, 8th
Net rating: -8.8, 14th
Pace: 101.8 possessions per game, 11th

Four factors

Effective FG pct: 45.3, 17th*
Turnover pct: 18.5, 12th
Off. rebound pct: 25.9, 11th
FTA rate: .231, 13th
Opp. effective FG pct: 51.6, 14th
Opp. turnover pct: 19.6, 5th
Def. rebound rate 74.9, 2nd
Opp. FTA rate: .388, 16th

The leaders

Points: Mario Little, 17.8
Rebounds: Rodney Bartholomew, 7.6
Assists: Ben Uzoh, 4.7
Blocks: Maurice Sutton, 1.4
Steals: Uzoh, 2.0

Summary

The Tulsa 66ers sport the lowest winning percentage in the D-League. Tulsa has dropped the last seven consecutive games by 9.3 points per 100 possessions, the second worst mark in this span.

Where they excel

Tulsa is about average in points allowed per possession — ranked eighth out of 17 teams — and profiting off turnovers is a priority. The 66ers are in the top eight in both points off turnovers and points in transition.

Where they struggle

Tulsa is last in both points per possession and effective field goal percentage — two strong indicators of a very, very bad offense. They score a large share of their points in transition, a positive, though it is often a crutch; the 66ers don’t have another tool at their disposal. The defense, which isn’t the problem, has been crushed by 3-pointers.

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Player to watch

The 66ers acquired 6-foot-6 forward Reggie Williams last week. Williams’ first D-League line: 26 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals and 10-of-21 shooting in 42 minutes.

Stats: NBA D-League/Stats
*There are only 17 teams in the NBA D-League