SkyhookinUrMom wrote:Jedzz wrote:SkyhookinUrMom wrote:Through 4 games, plusminus when on the court. Totals
We aren't about to start letting plusminus rule our thoughts now are we? I get it has a place.
These two have been playing alot together, and then alot with completely different players.
The first two games Dlo hardly played point. There is just nothing to gain from any numbers right now. I can point to a few saying the opposite and I have no desire to because this team is just hashed right now and it's all meaningless. What has there been now, four games for four different sets of players getting starting level minutes and all kinds of strange role changes.
Watching the Clippers game after Rubio went out in the 1st the team totally collapsed, so out of curiosity I went look at the plusminus totals. I only posted an observation I thought was funny, didnt even try to interpret it or conclude nothing. Its only 4 games, certainly theres many other factors impacting those +/- numbers as you point out and one metric cant tell the whole story. Still surprising numbers nonetheless.
Lets see how they look after 10 games.
I've become disapponted and more critical of the current events, but fully agree we need larger sample clips ... statistically, 6-game minimum segments. Nonetheless, when the product sees constant changes, it makes it harder to evaluate.
Anyway, the one thing I feel confident about is the need for Rubio to carry the load at PG ... McL and/or DLo filling in remaining 15 minutes or so. Until DLo proves he is willing to play winning basketball, I don't have a lot of concern about his reaction to playing off the ball. I have not heard one way or the other where he stands, but if he wants shots, I believe he needs to be getting those shots through the offense rather than bring the ball up and chucking. To lift some of the weight, Saunders has to find a way to get Layman and Juancho back in sync like it or not ... right now they are merely muppets with mittens taking up space. If they are unable to figure it out then in the short-term Vanderbilt and McDaniels it is IMO.
Lastly, I appreciate that Rube spoke his peace here early on. He sees the warning signs and knows this has to be nipped in the butt or it will spin out of control. IMO he used his post-game comments to send a much needed message to the team in a very candid/professional way. Nice to know atleast one player will say it like it is rather than blabber with excuses. Getting beat is a part of the game ... losing is not.