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Re: Sonics best lineup (PER differential)

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  • roland_beech
    Bob s simulator had the Sonics doing better with Evans and Booth getting big minutes... interestingly of the 5man units Seattle did actually use:
    Message 1 of 23 , May 6, 2004
      Bob's simulator had the Sonics doing better with Evans and Booth
      getting big minutes...

      interestingly of the 5man units Seattle did actually use:

      Barry-Allen-Lewis-Evans-Booth were +29 in 28 minutes together
      (obviously a tiny sample)

      and

      Barry-Allen-Lewis-Evans-Potapenko were +21 in 176 minutes

      all told, the Evans-Booth player pair was on court together for 234
      minutes and had a -1 plus/minus (not adjusted by possession
      difference which probably hurts them since they would more often
      than not I imagine get taken out when Seattle was about to have the
      ball)

      Evans counterpart defense doesn't look good (53% eFG allowed to the
      opposing PF), but he pulls down 5 more rebounds per 48 minutes so
      makes up for it there. Evans also commits fewer turnovers per 48
      than the opposing PF while he's on the court (no surprise since he
      barely touches the ball on offense as Bob's possession data shows)

      When we begin charting individual defense more closely there will be
      numbers looking at how often a defender gets help, etc which could
      show that a player with "suspect" defensive numbers is actually
      better than it looks since he is guarding guys one on one without
      help most of the time, leaving his man to help out on guys driving
      in from the perimeter who then pass to his now open guy, etc
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