HiJiNX wrote:Los Soles wrote:Perhaps (part of) the solution is the same, even if there are varying theories about the cause: return to combos that worked early in the season.
Regardless of why these were working early season...they were working. Restore continuity and do stuff that works. The significant change is Siakam: he has to start, because max contract. It seems like this starting unit should do pretty well. And Barnes would get more touches and add value to the already successful Banton-Boucher-Birch combo. (Depending on match-ups, perhaps small-ball to close games/halves.)
I actually really like this idea. Birch and Siakam combo is atrocious on defence while the Birch/Boucher/Banton has been really good on D due to their length. I also like Barnes off the bench so he can play a more uptempo game and find his own shots with the bench while still being the glue in any minutes played with the starters.
I do like this idea indeed.
These have been really effective:
FVV-____-____-Siakam-Achiuwa . . . OffRtg: 117.7, DefRtg: 103.4, NetRtg: +14.3 (57 minutes)
DRex-____-____-Boucher-Birch . . . . OffRtg: 113.3, DefRtg: 97.8, NetRtg: +15.5 (67 minutes)
^ seems like a viable base structure for 48 minutes of good basketball when we're healthy