You ever notice how I'm not Andy Roony?...er. let's try that again
When you're planning a Society Event, questions of who sits at what table arise. Some people just don't get along, so you don't want to seat them together - even when you want them at the party.
On a basketball team, you don't always have a choice about who come to the party, so here's a quick little playing guide based on cumulative 2-player +/- per minute stats. While there are no guarantees that the party will be a success, you'll certainly have more fun - and probably better results - if you follow these handy do's and don'ts for your Big rotations.
|+/- per Min||
|+/- per Min|
|D. Lee||V. Radmanovic||-0.111||D. Lee||J. Adrien||3.750|
|45:00:00||D. Gadzuric||-0.277||27:45:00||B. Wright||0.408|
|A. Biedrins||B. Wright||-0.230||A. Biedrins||J. Adrien||0.628|
|36:32:00||C. Bell||-0.642||29:59:00||J. Lin||0.048|
|J. Adrien||D. Gadzuric||-2.019||J. Adrien||V. Radmanovic||0.394|
|J. Adrien||D. Wright||-0.200||J. Adrien||R. Carney||0.504|
|B. Wright||V. Radmanovic||-0.168||B. Wright||D. Lee||0.408|
|29:32:00||D. Gadzuric||-0.854||30:55:00||J. Adrien||0.504|
Under each name we have the combined minutes for those player combinations. and what you'll also see is there are pleny of non- or one-starter combinations that can work with the same players, if you give those combinations the minutes and think about them. As you can see, everyone can be productive - even Vladi - when put into the right circumstances.
A couple of points: this is very incomplete in terms of rotations and lineups, but it should indicate a direction to look. I have a hunch that Dre and Brandan have issues on the court because they're both relatively low-motor players, and need to be next to high-motor players who make good choices, like Lee and Adrien. If they're next to high-motor players who make bad choices, things fall apart very fast.
This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!