Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:Do we have a second go to scorer late in games?
Hachimura has been doing most of his post-up scoring against mismatches. I don't think you can just give him the ball against a set defense and expect points.
But I do think he can be utilized in critical possessions by having him be a screener for Beal or Westbrook. If they don't switch on the screen, that should give Beal/Westbrook enough daylight to get off a good shot. If they do switch, then you feed Hachimura and let him post up the mismatch.
The other big benefit of his presence is it forces teams to play a true power forward against him. They can't play a 6-6 220 pound jump shooter in the PF spot and expect him to hold up defensively against Rui. It makes it harder for other teams to play a 4-out lineup and spread the floor.