We get that Bargs isn't working out, everybody gets that, and everybody has gotten that for years. That still doesn't mean that the strategy is flawed and when you have a player who can play like that you have an advantage.
We've found out that the advantages and disadvantages don't balance out any more and another floor alignment is working better, so it's time to move on.
But there is nothing at all wrong with the strategy.
the going rate for players that space the floor is quite literally the veteran's minimum. The point is that Bargnani is supposed to be MORE than just that when he's on the court cuz others can do exactly that and do it better.
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Last edited by Jamiecballer; 12-30-2012 at 11:22 PM.
He's our best overall defender out of him, Amir, Jonas, and Ed according to synergy. That's a fact. He gives up the fewest points per possession, with him being by far our number 1 ISO AND Post-Up defender (by a fair margin too). So yea that does make him our "best post defender", sorry to burst your bubble.
So now you're rationalizing that poor perimeter D is ok? So when Calderon gets blown by or gets routinely killed off the PnR (like he did in the NO game) it's fine because he "looks" like he's giving an effort? That's a bunch of bull, the poor perimeter D is just as detrimental to the team as poor help D.Everybody gets beat off the perimeter every now and then. But at least they put in an effort to try and help out anyway they can on defence as opposed to just standing there watching the play like Bargs.
Not that simplistic...Injuries are a part of the game and Houston is not a terrible team, Neither is Dallas. We lost to both of those teams with Bargnani and won against them without him...
Alan Anderson vs Houston in win: 24 pts
SF's vs Houston in loss: 0 pts
But you're right it's simply Bargnani that's the problem
And Bargs put up 29/9/3 with the best +/- on the team in the loss vs Dallas... let's blame him for the loss! That's logical.
Last edited by North Yorker; 12-30-2012 at 11:22 PM.
This team is better off without Bargnani.