Maybe some of you stat geniuses out there can provide some real data on this: I am wondering if it makes more sense strategically for Biedrins to shoot or pass when he gets the ball in the paint.
Tonight may be a bad time to test this theory with Howard's blocking ability, but I have a feeling that Biedrins would get fouled on at least 50% of his shots if he really powered towards the hoop without a fear of free throws.
Whether he makes the free throws or not is inconsequential for this discussion, what I am looking at is him puting the opposing big man in foul trouble and potentially changing the game.
Maybe we score 8 fewer points per game as a result of Biedrins offensive ineptitude, but the opposing team gets fewer rebounds and blocks as a result of their big man being in foul trouble tilting the balance in our favor. Is there a way to do the math on this?