30 minutes ago
Thursday, January 1, 2009
GAME FLOW CHART SAYS IT ALL....SMALL BALL FTL
Popcorn Machine's Game flow chart shows Brandan Wright should have played more. Wright was the only Warrior with a positive +/- stat by a large margin (+10).
I didn't get a chance to watch the game last night, but what was the reasoning behind going away from a traditional 2 big front line that was working successfully to keep their 4 and 5's in check? Lepper does a good job tracking the success of different types of lineups at 48minutes.com, but I haven't seen his post on last night's game yet. It would seem to me that Nelson's obsession with small-ball cost them the game.
Don't get me wrong, I love that they lost for tank purposes, but at some point Nellie's got to realize that this personnel is not optimized MOST nights going with 4 smalls + Biedrins or Turiaf. To NOT try Randolph for a few minutes with Turiaf or Biedrins is very disconcerting.