og15 wrote:Sometimes unexpected lineups surprise you. The regular season is the time to experiment these lineups for a team like this, not the time to have a rigid rotation. 10 games is a solid sample size, saw that it didn't work, time to move on.KL2 wrote:
Lue said he talked to Lou, Kennard, and Reggie last night about the lineup not working and they would make changes. Told Reggie to stay ready.
I actually like that he didn't simply dismiss it without giving it a chance. Coaches many times stumble upon good lineups, but that doesn't happen if you don't give it a chance even if it might not seem logical naturally. As long you're willing to look at the data and say, "okay, that's not working" instead of trying to force it to work, it's good.
Agreed. This is also where a shortened preseason hurts (a lot). A couple of extra weeks of practice and three or four more preseason games tells you a lot, and that didn't exist this year. I went into the year thinking the first 10-15 games were going to be all about adjusting lineups, especially with Marcus out.