STAT has played his *** off but the spacing is still terrible with the Melo-STAT-Tyson frontcourt. I say keep STAT exactly where he is. I don't think Melo gets that clear path to the bucket with STAT in the game instead of Novak. You could tell late when Woody subbed in Novak, the court opened up and it made it much more difficult to double Melo and flash defenders his way. Spero and Clyde mentioned it the second it happened. Pretty sure we couldn't get a clean look for 2 straight possessions until STAT got subbed out. One of them was Melo forcing a pass to STAT through traffic and turning it over (because there is no space to find angles with those 3 on the court).
I also saw with about 4 minutes left, Melo had a clean look at a contested fadeaway with 5 secs on the shot clock, he passed to STAT mid air and STAT had to force an extremely awkward attempt with 4-5 secs that turned into a turnover (dont remember if he traveled or lost it out of bounds). That is why STAT doesn't get the bailout shots and JR and Melo do. Because with STAT taking those rushed shots, theres no guarantee your even getting a shot off.