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mrblisterdundee
11-18-2012, 09:43 PM
This isn't about which team is the best. This is about which team is the most top-heavy, with the starting five producing the most, with the worst bench.
I'm going with Portland. They have Aldridge, Lillard and Batum all averaging about 20 points per game. Meanwhile, Mathews is scoring 16 and Hickson is getting 10.
The starters average 75.7 percent of all the rebounds, 84.6 percent of the assists, 77.5 percent of the steals and 75 percent of the blocks.
Together, their starting five totals 87.7 points per game and comprises 87.5 percent of the team's offense. Four starters have an offensive win share between .5 and one. The entire bench put together, meanwhile, has an offensive win share of zero. Other than Meyers Leonard, there might as well not be a bench at this time.

Baller1
11-18-2012, 09:44 PM
Portland and Lakers come to mind for me.

shep33
11-18-2012, 09:47 PM
We are without a doubt

b@llhog24
11-18-2012, 09:48 PM
Blazers. Outside of our starting 5 our bench is non existent.

NYKNYGNYY
11-18-2012, 10:01 PM
Good research. Portland I guess i'd like to see the percentage from the whole league

tredigs
11-18-2012, 10:11 PM
Has to be the Lakers. Starting 5 are pretty much an All Star team and the bench is probably the worst in the NBA. BAD sign if an old Jamison may be your best bench option. Ghost on D and super limited offensively at this point.

tredigs
11-18-2012, 10:19 PM
The starting point guard for the Lakers tonight will be "Darius Morris". So, yeah.

Ebbs
11-18-2012, 10:41 PM
I hope Darius Morris has like a 20-10 game and gets people hyped.

N3TS
11-18-2012, 11:53 PM
Lakers.

WAYNEBO
11-19-2012, 12:00 AM
LakeShow, then Heat.

Swashcuff
11-19-2012, 12:04 AM
Blazers without question for me. I mean seriously their starting 5 averages 87.7 ppg their bench 13.5 and to make things worse their strength is their offense as they have one of the worst defensive teams in the league. The starting 5 carries almost the entire offensive burden.

The Lakers still have Jamison, Meeks, Hill, Blake (when healthy) and Duhon coming off the bench (remember when last Duhon played in a D'Antoni system? he averaged 11 and 7) the Blazers really just have a bunch of guys who at this stage in their career would be at the very end of most NBA benches.

nickdymez
11-19-2012, 12:07 AM
I hope Darius Morris has like a 20-10 game and gets people hyped.

12 in the first half. 5-5 from the field. 3 steals

mvb815
11-19-2012, 12:19 AM
lakers bench isn't that bad, i can name 5 benches that are worse, probably 10 if i looked up stats

mrblisterdundee
11-19-2012, 12:34 AM
LakeShow, then Heat.

The Heat; really? They have Ray Allen, Udonis Haslem, Rashard Lewis, Mike Miller, Norris Cole and James Jones, all guys that are at least somewhat quality bench players. Just last year, Allen was a starter on an Eastern Conference Finals team. Slightly more than 27 percent of Miami's points come from the bench.
Meanwhile, the Lakers' bench contributes more than 21 percent of the team's points.

tredigs
11-19-2012, 12:53 AM
The Heat; really? They have Ray Allen, Udonis Haslem, Rashard Lewis, Mike Miller, Norris Cole and James Jones, all guys that are at least somewhat quality bench players. Just last year, Allen was a starter on an Eastern Conference Finals team. Slightly more than 27 percent of Miami's points come from the bench.
Meanwhile, the Lakers' bench contributes more than 21 percent of the team's points.

I'd agree that the Blazers have a strong case for worst bench. Lakers bench is terrible, but looking at Portland you may be right, it's gross.

What I was looking at more so was the contrast between the talent level of both. IE biggest drop off from starters to bench. And the Lakers having 2 or 3 players better than everyone on Portland factors into that.

AI
11-19-2012, 12:58 AM
How is Memphis' starting 5 doing? I think they should be in the discussion (haven't checked the #'s).

mrblisterdundee
11-19-2012, 01:43 AM
How is Memphis' starting 5 doing? I think they should be in the discussion (haven't checked the #'s).

Memphis' starting five produce 73.4 percent of their offense, while the bench chips in 26.6 percent.

Captain Moroni
11-19-2012, 01:44 AM
Heat hands down

Hawkeye15
11-19-2012, 02:08 AM
Blazers, Lakers, Nets come to mind

b@llhog24
11-19-2012, 02:55 AM
How is Memphis' starting 5 doing? I think they should be in the discussion (haven't checked the #'s).

According to Chronz, they have been winning on the strength of their bench.

TrueFan420
11-19-2012, 05:59 AM
For people saying heat and lakers unless you add stats to back it up the blazers win this by a mile. The guy that started the thread nailed it on the head.

thenaj17
11-19-2012, 06:53 AM
LakeShow, then Heat.

Heat???

They have Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis, Shane Battier on the bench...

D2theJ
11-19-2012, 07:10 AM
Lakers

nickdymez
11-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Heat hands down

Hands down? You dont think they have a pretty decent bench? Hands down?

Minimal
11-19-2012, 10:32 AM
Lakers. I don't even know who they have on the bench.

thenaj17
11-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Lakers. I don't even know who they have on the bench.

Do you only watch Heat games or something?

Steve Blake, Jamison, Jordan Hill are pretty serviceable players

Lakers bench isn't the best but they are made to look worse compared to starters. Can anyone honestly say that you take out Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard and there won't be a HUGE dropoff in talent and production?