Another untapped area of potential, especially alongside Wall, should come in transition. Last year, Detroit’s offensive possessions were second-longest in the league, while Houston’s were second-shortest, according to Second Spectrum. When Harden isn’t on the floor, Houston can either put the ball in Wall’s hands and hit the gas or let Wood have a go of it himself. In the few instances when he actually went coast-to-coast after grabbing a defensive rebound, the outcomes were enough to make you check your blood pressure.Atlanta Hawks Face Masks
Clarkson got called for only one foul in the Friday game, a charge. Lane was the official who made that call, which in fairness was a pretty easy one. Nobody complained.
"The Rockets turned the organization over to James, and now they have to live with the fallout."New Orleans Pelicans Face Masks
Months ago, LeBron James bit his tongue when Kyrie Irving's comments on Kevin Durant's podcast seemed to disparage the Los Angeles Lakers star's late-game abilities. Now, James has opened up about his former teammate's take on a podcast appearance of his own.
In the first table, playmaking bigs were the only archetype that tended to be a part of above-average regular season lineups (+2.8 points per 100 possessions above league average for playoff-bound teams) which became even MORE effective in the playoffs (+4.7 above average). The chart below shows that surrounding a big playmaker (ie. “A” grades in playmaking and interior defense, like Jokic, Green, and Gasol) with plus perimeter shooters (ie. 75th percentile perimeter shooting grade or better) can maximize their advantages.San Antonio Spurs Face Masks
"You can't get mad at your kid if you let him eat candy every night and then suddenly one night you don't and they throw a tantrum," an ex-Houston assistant coach said. "You're the one who let them eat candy every night.