Also Amir was hyper efficient (as usual) to make up for DeMar's inefficiencies.
The base argument I am trying to make is that DeMar's current preference to operate around 17 feet (disregarding all stats), puts pressure on the players surrounding him. Where he plays the game on the court has a negative effect on a lot of players, like the James Johnson's, which is why they only played 85.7 minutes together for the entire year, and were -2 in net rating in such lineup.
James Johnson needs to play more....but that can't happen if you also want to play DD a lot as well. Problem, because DD operates at 17 feet, you now don't have the ability to play one of your best two way players.
Yeah, JJ would do fine at the 3 or the 4. We won't find out though. Last year's team needed his skill set far more than this year's does, and he couldn't get consistent minutes last year. I still see no reason for optimism regarding JJ playing for anyone who paid the least bit of attention last season.
On top of that, bball-ref has him playing 2% of his minutes at SF, 71% at PF, and 26% at C. In fact, they have him as a PF for last season. He's probably already played as the 4 alongside DeMar, OSC has shown lineups where they were together didn't do well so... why would it do well now?
I disagree 20 mins a game for JJ seems fair to be. His been in the league for 7 years and that was probably the most minutes his gotten. Handful of coaches have chosen not to utilize him.
Just look at the playoffs, when the Raptors couldn't stop Pierce. In 4 games, JJ played 0, 0, 5 and 7 MPG, for a true average of 3.0 MPG (despite the official stat saying 6.0 MPG). He was significantly underutilized and misused by DC, plain and simple.
0 minutes - 12 games (14.6% of games)
1-9 minutes - 8 games (9.8% of games) / [24.4% < 10 MPG]
10-19 minutes - 30 games (36.6% of games) / [61.0% < 20 MPG]
20+ minutes - 32 games (39.0% of games) --> I would be curious to cross-reference these games against DeRozan's injury logs (ie: extra time mainly out of necessity)
Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Thu Sep 17th, 2015 at 04:29 PM.
Hmmmmm........ if we are to listen to Casey....
Could we see a KL-DD-JJ-DC-JV line-up?????
I think I like smilies too much.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)