Originally written on Fox Sports  |  By By Tully Corcoran  |  Last updated 8/28/13
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This is not quite a groundbreaking ethos from Charles Barkley, but in a radio interview in Philadelphia he said he he prefers dumb players to smart ones "I always tell people, give me a dumb guy that can really play," Barkley said Tuesday on CBS Radio. "Don't give me no smart guy." The context of that quote was a discussion about statistical analytics, which Barkley views as window dressing. The Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted Barkley, recently hired Sam Hinkie, who built his resume in Houston under Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who is basically Bill Brasky for the basketball analytics crowd. "When did Houston get good?" Barkley asked, rhetorically. "When they went out and paid James Harden all that money and (Omer) Asik, and now they went out and got Dwight Howard. That's got nothing to do with analytics, that's got to do with paying really good players to come to town." That's a little bit of an oversimplification about how Houston's roster was assembled. Morey's idea...
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