Re: Tendex and questions
- --- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Michael K. Tamada" <tamada@o...> wrote:
> > A good defender, I reckon, will tend to lower the overall score
> > his type of defense doesn't provide any corresponding improvementto
> > his team's offense.There is a weak general dependence of pace on defense. Good defense
has a slight tendency to also slow pace. It's not a guarantee by any
means. I've always felt that teams should run more with Mutombo in
the lineup to avoid having to pass him the ball in the halfcourt.
> Also one could imagine that a team's optimal strategies mightchange after
> Mutombo leaves the team. Instead of wanting a slow, halfcourtgame, the
> team might want to start unleashing its greyhounds.In contrast to the way the old Celtics did it with Russell. They ran
with the shot blocker in there.
How much of a player's performance is skill vs the strategy of his
coaching staff? It's particularly difficult to say with specialists