Yeah, if they lose this one it won't be like the frustrating ones earlier this season where there was a lack of effort or real cohesion. Just a barnburner tonight they might wind up on the wrong side of.Hard to complain too much they actually are just drilling shots
I'm sure the analytics are for the 2-for-1 overall. I'd like to see the numbers for this team specifically, because hey seem to be making poor decisions.This guy tracked 2-1 opportunities in 2015. Maybe the dynamics have changed in the seasons since then but it is pretty obviously an advantageous strategy. The gain is about .74 points per opportunity - not going 2 for 1 will give you maybe .1 points per opportunity. https://www.racketracer.com/2015/05/12/analytics-of-optimal-2-for-1-strategy-in-nba-basketball/
That season the absolute worst team in the league on 2 for 1 was still like a 0.5 points per opportunity advantage.I'm sure the analytics are for the 2-for-1 overall. I'd like to see the numbers for this team specifically, because hey seem to be making poor decisions.
Smart has eight assists tonite. His shooting is a bigger issue than his playmaking.The Celtics won’t be able to beat good teams with Smart playing big minutes at PG. A real PG would have made sure Tatum got a bunch of shots up this quarter.
If they ever get a fully healthy team, the smart move is to start Kemba, Fournier, JT, JB, and a center, with Smart off the bench